xtine burrough
Since 2002
Works in Long Beach, California United States of America

xtine is a media artist and educator, and the co-author of Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite (New Riders/AIGA 2009). She is informed by the history of conceptual art and practices in the era of social-networking. Using tools common to consumer web practices, such as databases, search engines, blogs, and applications - sometimes in combination with popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, or Mechanical Turk, she creates web projects and communities that foster interpretation and autonomy. xtine believes that art can shape social experiences by influencing consumer culture with imaginary practices. As an educator, she is interested in the art of instruction.
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Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design

New book showcases net.art projects and delivers theoretical motivations

Net Works offers an inside look into the process of successfully developing thoughtful, innovative digital media. In many practice-based art texts and classrooms, technology is divorced from the socio-political concerns of those using it. Although there are many resources for media theorists, practice-based students sometimes find it difficult to engage with a text that fails to relate theoretical concerns to the act of creating. Net Works strives to fill that gap.
Using websites as case studies, each chapter introduces a different style of web project--from formalist play to social activism to data visualization--and includes the artists' reflections on the particular challenges and outcomes of developing that project. Scholarly introductions to each section apply a theoretical frame for project themes.
Beyond project summaries, chapters also include an explanation of the websites' technological components; historical, cultural, and ethical perspectives; a list of links; key words; and short online exercises that relate technical skills to individual projects. Combining practical skills for web authoring with critical perspectives on the web, Net Works is ideal for courses in new media design, art, communication, critical studies, media and technology, or popular digital/internet culture.

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Net Works includes chapters by the following artists: Michael Demers, Constant Dullaart , Robert Nideffer , Amy Franceschini, David Lu, and Myriel Milicevic , xtine burrough , Marc Horowitz and Peter Baldes, Brooke Singer, Christian Marc Schmidt , Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, Ethan Ham, Lee Walton , Eduardo Navas , Carlos Motta with Eva Díaz, Freckles Studio, and Stamatina Gregory, molleindustria / Paolo Pedercini , Michael Mandiberg, Steve Lambert, Beatriz da Costa, Conor McGarrigle, Joseph DeLappe, and Jonah Brucker-Cohen.


Analog Interactivity

Tue Oct 28, 2008 00:00

The Visual Communication Quarterly (http://vcquarterly.org) is collecting work for an upcoming publication embracing the theme "interactivity." We are looking for art work that approaches interactivity from an analog perspective. Works made of paper, projects in which human communication is unmediated by the computer, or any other form of analog interactivity is welcome. As all portfolios printed in the journal, the work will be blind-peer reviewed.

This call for work serves a second purpose: selected works will be on exhibit in Los Angeles during the College Art Association annual conference in February, 2009.

To submit work, send up to five JPEG images of your work (or documentation) with a brief statement of intent to chanson@fullerton.edu by October 28th, 2008. A single zip/archived file is acceptable. Be sure to include your contact information (name, email and phone).


Mechanical Olympics

Tue Aug 12, 2008 00:00 - Tue Aug 12, 2008

Now that the Olympic games are on and the blog is active, this is easier experienced than explained.
Click through to vote for your favorite Mechanical Olympic performance. No sign up is necessary. Polls change daily.