Tom Moody
Since 2002
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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#DigitalArchivesDay: Anti-Aliasing Arcangel


Just watched "Data Diaries" on the Turbulence website, where it's been for years ( http://turbulence.org/Works/arcangel/ ) and there is no anti-aliasing - everything is perfectly sharp. I'm using the Quicktime 7.6.9 in Firefox on a PC. Did this change happen with Quicktime 7.7 or is this just a Mac problem?
I wouldn't describe anti-aliasing as an "innovation" if it's used by default and changes an image. It's an "enhancement," like digital zoom on a camera, that doesn't always produce the best result.
If Data Diaries is looking bad in most browsers Arcangel could think about remaking it (as I did with many of my html-enlarged animated GIFs) but then it would be a new work, as those GIFs are, and would have to be re-evaluated.
Otherwise, just let it go.

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London Calling


We're not going to have a debate about whether your city's art scene is more political than mine. Good try, though. Others may love this topic, so go for it.

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London Calling


Ben, I wasn't asking for you to write the article Archey suggested in her last sentence.
Comparing whether one city's art is more political than another's is one of those topics that can't be proven but could potentially provoke lively debate. Your comments about New York and Berlin are huge generalizations and will probably get people arguing.
My question is, why did Archey wait until the last sentence to raise this issue, if it's so important? And offer no evidence herself?

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London Calling


The last sentence should probably be the lead and have some support beyond the author's hunch.

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Review: Oliver Laric's Kopienkritik at Skulpturhalle Basel


In its ideal form crowd-sourcing works like the 12 person jury--everyone has some insight or observation to contribute, regardless of their authority or expertise. The plaster casts aren't meant to constitute a collective wisdom. As you say they are considered second best. Once they've served their purpose as a learning aid they mostly just take up space. Merely aggregating them in a gallery doesn't make them crowdsourcing. Projecting the "Versions" video on the plaster casts would seem to be about redundancy and superfluity, then and now. Either way, it's making kind of a strained connection between the artist's video work and the sculptures--literally projecting present day attitudes and values onto the past.