Tom Moody
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Community Campaign 2012: The Download features Ryder Ripps


Since Ryder has reactivated his Facebook account the download of his data now seems like a bit of a hollow stunt. We're back to Joanne McNeil's meditations on temporality as the justification for this artwork but now she's taken her name off those paragraphs!

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Community Campaign 2012: The Download features Ryder Ripps


Neither this post nor Joanne McNeil's paragraphs describing The Download mention that Ryder Ripps has deleted his Facebook account and this download of all his data is connected to that. That's kind of a big deal, especially since Ripps has been a Facebook love/hate supporter for some time. McNeil mentions that an artist named Kevin Bewersdorf deleted his data from his site once and murkily suggests that Ripps' The Download has something to do with that. This isn't even a case of "burying the lead"--hiding it, more like. But why?
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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?