I've looked at Dorothy Howard's Pew polling numbers. There are more recent surveys than the 2013 one, although the results are similar.
On social media use generally: http://www.pewinternet ...
Also, Ripps has said here on Rhizome that "the comment thread was friends only and i did not expect excerpts that fit the [AFC writer's] narrative to be screengrabbed." ...
They may both have been emotional. My point was the Facebook argument was "secondary" information and the Livejournal documentation was the "primary" artwork. This also applies to whether Ripps was ...
In the case of Paddy Johnson's unpermitted use of Ryder Ripps' Facebook screenshots, there was no "strong public interest argument" to share the posts. His art was not made with ...
If you have a substantial time investment in Facebook and put a lot of content up there, you might want to think of it as a public utility. I believe ...
Pastasauce's comments are mean and sarcastic but the analysis of, among other things, the different notions of "public" are well worth considering. This confusion over what's public came up during ...
Thanks for the Pew data – I will peruse and report back. I've been "indie" on the web for about 15 years but I don't consider myself a "coder." ...
Thanks for confirming that Rhizome Today has been shelved. (Sorry if you did already and I missed it.) A complete archive of these "0-day" posts should be made public, if ...
"Pastasauce" has a reply to Michael Connor – I was emailed a copy – and no, I am not Pastasauce but I certainly sympathize. Pastasauce has apparently been "blocked" and ...
Howard's article is a bit strange in that gives viable reasons for not Facebooking, presents some alternatives, and then concludes with the author creating a Facebook group. Pastasauce's reply also ...
Mid-'00s blogs were an improvement on lists, in that authors could illustrate stories using directly embedded images and media files, and host real-time comments that then became an easily searchable ...
"Logistically separate publishing platforms" are absolutely the way to go, especially for artists, non-profits, and other content providers that aren't dependent on selling editorial wares. Herrman's articles in The Awl ...
8 months, 1 week ago on Bodies on the Line

Michael, you wrote above that: "A more nuanced troll would have forced us to confront contradictions in our own position, making it difficult to make any statement at all. The ...
Michael, have you considered shutting down Rhizome's public editorial presence and moving it to Facebook? You acknowledge Facebook's "continued role as something like a public international utility." It seems ...
1 year ago on Bodies on the Line

Not the discussions – the threat. You can probably research that.
1 year ago on Bodies on the Line

Correcting my own typo, that first sentence should read:

"Michael, if you truly felt sorry for the distress that you caused Ripps you'd remove the tweet slamming his work, as ...
1 year ago on Bodies on the Line

Michael, if you truly felt sorry for the distress that you caused Ripps you'd removed the tweet slamming his work, as well as this post vaunting your superior ethical sense ...
1 year ago on Bodies on the Line

I would take Ripps at his word that the discussion of "Art Whore" was friends-only, and therefore social media "reaction," to the extent it escaped those bounds, is not ...
1 year ago on Bodies on the Line

I didn't say that "every viewpoint, however unpopular, must be expressed in full public view." As you say, the parameters of your "archiving" haven't been defined yet. Some form ...
1 year ago on Bodies on the Line

At one point Rhizome's conservator planned to monitor "social media" – that would have been helpful here as we could see both sides of the "debate": the private witch hunting ...
Regarding Michael Connor's statement "I certainly don't think that Rhizome should only stage events the outcome of which is known in advance": In theory you want to take risks but ...
The US founders didn't say you couldn't practice religion but they wisely kept it out of government. I feel the same way about religion in art, and on tech sites ...
If Bewersdorf had found Jesus, yes, it would have piqued many people's interest. The question is, would Rhizome be promoting a public reading? It's possible to make fun of the ...
Was re-reading this Bewersdorf photo essay from 2008: http://artfcity.com/2008/07/23/img-mgmt-stock-photography-watermarks-as-the-presence-of-god/
It's well written and wry but you never think for a moment that he actually ...
And in reply to Zachary above – "more soon" is fine. It's great that you're tackling these issues.
Or, it is horribly adequate if you want to vent to a few friends and not have a permanent searchable archive of your comments. (Assuming Facebook doesn't then blow another ...
Here is a specific example and a question about how this Facebook proxy would work.
According to Paddy Johnson ( http://artfcity.com/2014/05/23/friday-links-a-wall-of-dicks-and-some-internet-bickering/ ), Marisa Olson recently "took ...
I thought it was probably a joke but it still gives me the willies. Good work, Zach.
As for grinding my teeth over this post (see, Twitter) two months ago I wrote here ( http://rhizome.org/editorial/2014/mar/19/commenter-lament/ ) that if "Zachary Kaplan is zealously ...
Mr. Decter points out a factual error in my post – I wrote that in his "Screen" show he "placed TV cameras in the room to film the works." ...
Michael, thanks for the link to the Simchowitz interview. He is quite the self-regarding loudmouth, or "amplification nodule," to use his term. Interesting that he gives no credit to ...
My use of the term "souvenir" referred to an established practice of selling documentation for "immaterial" performances, happenings, etc. The classic example: Chris Burden had himself nailed to a Volkswagen ...
1 year, 10 months ago on The Commenter: A Lament

Some technical issues need to be solved as well, such as the lag time that occurs between when a comment is made and when notice of it shows up on ...
1 year, 10 months ago on The Commenter: A Lament

Rhizome's reblogging of content from the wider internet, beginning around 2005 or so, using a diverse pool of interested (but unpaid) "site editors," was a smart move. It elevated ...
1 year, 10 months ago on The Commenter: A Lament

^In fact, I'm sure that's what he meant.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Commenter: A Lament

Since Rob Myers didn't actually state a complaint let's not read his mind and invent problems. His posting of the dead horse and Easter Island statues might refer to the ...
1 year, 11 months ago on The Commenter: A Lament

Michael composed this post "live" on streaming video and put it up minutes before I came on to read comments aloud (into the same camera), so I didn't see what ...
The Fahrenheit 451 connection is intriguing – a '60s vision of abstraction-as-dystopian-mass-entertainment is certainly an interesting jumping-off point for a '90s body of work. As one who watched Jeremy Blake's ...
Semi-correction: I was confusing Liquid Villa with an even earlier Blake work, Bungalow 8. The latter work packed a wallop during its run at Feigen Contemporary, Liquid Villa was basically ...
Uggh – typo – Mr. Market does not need a definite article.
It's too late to lobby you about that LA show but here's what I wrote in 2003 comparing Jeremy Blake to a then-lesser-known artist named Cory Arcangel: http://www.digitalmediatree ...
Ha ha, this will teach me not to skim and troll (or at least, mouse-over).
http://www.tommoody.us/archives/2014/02/25/real-reply-to-a-fake-critic/
Dear Kenneth,
Your report gives few details about this performance so I had to resort to USA Today:

The exhibit is a collaborative project between LaBeouf, Finnish performance artist Nastja ...
Am looking forward to having Dragan here in NYC and working on this. You need someone with a sense of both the art and the tech, and he's got both ...
On an initial skim of this post I thought, "Magda Sawon is showing MSPaint?" and then realized you were making an analogy and that this is just another acrylic ...
In view of the plethora of terms all saying the same obvious thing (not all internet art takes place on the net) let's propose a new term suggested by Ceci ...

1987. My friend Les from high school is now a mathematician with research interests in commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, and algebraic K-theory. I'm visiting the college where he's teaching ...
Hi, Michael (Connor),
As editor you interpreted the list a certain way and felt it worthy of putting up. I can't speak to how Bell-Smith is employing these tools or ...
Hi, Michael,
It's tempting to call this essay "7 Things in Search of a Stance"; what is your point exactly? Amateurism is bad? Prosumers are victims, and you, as a ...
Great, and thanks to Furtherfield for spreading the word on this. I mentioned Rene's piece and stooped to self-plugging because I think Nate Hitchcock's post does a disservice to the ...
As an artist in this pavilion I would have hoped for a tad more critical commentary. Such as, how "Limelite Tab One Remix" injected some wacky "dump style" into the ...

^actual core similarities in people's methods

On our panel in 2008 the NYC art gallerist Magda Sawon was in the audience and after listening to Petra Cortright, Damon Zucconi, and yrs truly talk about our work ...

In the "sings the blogs" example above, "post-internet" was a rather trite way of saying your art was based on something the whole world was already reacting to. The other ...

Feeling a bit uncomfortable in the "kids get off my lawn" zone…
We're all struggling with how much autonomy it's possible to achieve from ubiquitous tools we didn't design. And ...

In the present post, Michael Connor makes a distinction between a Web 1.0 artist as modernist, idealistically seeking the innate language of the web, and post-Web 1.0 as ...

A while back, Rhizome posted Guthrie Lonergan's Hacking vs Defaults chart, which among other things contrasted JODI's blog URL with my blog URL (I was "defaults"). Curiously, the screenshot chopped ...
Hi, Orit,
The time to discuss this is now. If, as you suggest, Deviant wins, this whole problem goes away.
e-Flux, by actively soliciting art and e-world support, is in ...
Also, Michael, am not disagreeing that curation at this point is mere selection. Vidokle said "we won't be curating" instead of "we won't be gatekeeping" because he wanted to deny ...
Hi, Michael,
Thanks for the response. Orit Gat adopts a "on the one hand, on the other hand" style of writing that raises questions but stops short of taking a ...
Are "new speculative opportunities as dizzying as those of Zola’s 19th-century Paris" a good thing? Bad? Pure hype? Orin Gat's article takes no position on e-Flux's attempt to corner ...
2 years, 10 months ago on Highlights from 2008

My discussion above with Ed Halter about so-called Internet Aware Art (in 2009) seems to have gotten disconnected from the above post in my Rhizome comments archive (aka member activity ...
For the record, the most active Nasty Nets users were Travis Hallenbeck (168 posts), Tom Moody (150), Marisa Olson (144), Joel Holmberg (138), and Guthrie Lonergan (86).

The users singled ...
3 years, 4 months ago on Tool Time: Cory Arcangel at The Whitney

Belated smear response: Will Brand claims "there was a guide a few years ago to arguing with Tom Moody that described the strawman accusation as cheap to produce and costly ...
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
4 years, 6 months ago on 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.
4 years, 6 months ago on 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 ...
4 years, 6 months ago on London Calling

The last sentence should probably be the lead and have some support beyond the author's hunch.
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 ...
4 years, 7 months ago on Go Ahead, Touch Her

4 years, 7 months ago on Go Ahead, Touch Her

This discussion refers to a post the link to which has been changed. The new link is http://rhizome.org/editorial/2008/jun/30/go-ahead-touch-her/
What is the basis (citation, reference, etc) for this statement in the above review?
"BYOB first
launched last year in Berlin by Dutch artists Rafaël Rozendaal and Anne de Vries ...
correction to the first sentence: "…in lawsuits over copyrighting of samples in hiphop music."
These issues were worked out in depth 20 years ago in music, in lawsuits over copyright. Eventually artists learned to disguise the samples, but then the frisson of the quote ...
4 years, 11 months ago on Rhizome Archives Live!

Another question: On the front page "active discussions" box, my name appears as "Tom Moody" but on comments it appears as TOMMOODY. Is there a reason for this inconsistency? Can ...
4 years, 11 months ago on Rhizome Archives Live!

Also, please note the "Professional Surfer" exhibit was Jan 2007, not 2006.
Nick, I have a long-ish list of "fp" links on my site(s) that are not redirecting to ...

The show was called ART@* ^ !! WORK–it was spelled differently every time it appeared. (Click photo of cubicle for link to the curator's page.) The punctuation is causing some paragraph breaks ...
4 years, 11 months ago on Rhizome Archives Live!

Thanks for putting this up. Am checking to see if there any broken links from my blog to this archive content. (Hopefully no one will be too weirded out by ...
4 years, 11 months ago on The New Rhizome.org

Michael, it's a public website and a public record, and these links aren't being fixed. If someone follows a link from my blog and it doesn't work, it's easier to ...
4 years, 11 months ago on The New Rhizome.org

Looks like URLs are still breaking in comments, as well.
-T
4 years, 11 months ago on The New Rhizome.org

Hi, Nick,
It's been almost a month and the above links still aren't working. Paddy Johnson noticed some other errors and mentioned them on her twitter, specifically that the "Rhizome ...
5 years ago on The New Rhizome.org

Hmmm , looks like those URLS in the post above need a space before the break tag.
5 years ago on The New Rhizome.org

Hi, Nick,
I like the comments having the same font size as the main post. The Artbase redesign looks good so far.
Some bugs:
The reblog posts are now tagged ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Ha ha, just realized that link opens in a new tab or window so it only compounds the sound problem. My kingdom for a moderator.
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Hi, Guthrie,
First off, sorry for engaging my psycho-stalker on this page, who is now posting sound files and such. Hard to have a conversation with that kind of kindergarten ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Matthew, when you posted that to dump.fm I thought it was funny. Seeing it here kind of makes me vomit.
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Maxwell, turning off the hyperlinks and stripping out the CSS is neutralizing and sterilizing. As noted below, the videos lose their "charming ineptness" as videos. The work becomes another collection ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

A photo of Chris Burden nailed to a Volkswagen, with the nails presented on a small plaque, is boring compared to the actual event, but that is the artwork as ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Untitled (2010) - Brody Condon

Just saw this reply from brody.
I love the way criticism can be reduced to a "grudge," especially when coupled with a "threat."
For the record, folks, I ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Hi, Lauren,
Everyone's agreeing (some more belatedly than others) that Ben Davis didn't do enough homework. Not sure if more museum exposure will help this kind of work if it ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Hi, Jesse,
Didn't see the YTMND show but it dealt with the issues more squarely: you know you're looking at recycled content and considering the subject matter you definitely know ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Here is the "original" of Lonergan's MySpace Intros: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EBF5D6DC4589D7B7

Imagine encountering this in 2006 without any context or explanation (Ben). With only the knowledge ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Everyone loves a food fight. Glad I could entertain. People learn from art history, duh mom.
The Guthrie Lonergan MySpace intro piece still hasn't been discussed. I realize that no ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Thanks for posting this, Duncan. Seems like we're in a agreement on the main points. Besides a blog, twitter, and dump.fm I also have some fixed content websites. Experience ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

"If you are so down with the era of social networking, why retreat back to your self-moderated, one-to-many / broadcast-model blog? Why not stay here and dialogue with me on an ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Curt, you forget, I addressed you once before, to explain why I don't address you.
Social media begins not with the advent of Facebook (Rhizome's "Blogging and the Arts" panel ...
5 years, 5 months ago on Required Reading

Are you seriously saying mail art and EAT are social media? Yes, I guess you are.
That's kind of like saying stage plays were an early form of television.
But ...
5 years, 6 months ago on Required Reading

There was a specific example on the table, of how a Guthrie Lonergan piece was transformed by stages from an expression inside social media into standard museum video art fare ...
5 years, 6 months ago on Required Reading

I wasn't trying to prompt a reply to Davis's muddle. I was asking why Rhizome endorsed it, in light of Davis being wrong on specific examples.
5 years, 6 months ago on Required Reading

Jason, glad to hear about your reservations. Davis's self-criticism at the end is just a little cough of modesty after he has laid out his Grand Unified Field Theory, I'd ...
5 years, 6 months ago on Required Reading

Davis is one of those art world people who heard about Facebook two years ago. He doesn't use the word "blog" once in his essay–not because he thinks they're old ...
5 years, 6 months ago on Required Reading

Davis writes for a magazine called "Artnet" and that's about his sole connection to the digital world from what I've read of his past articles. Mostly he obsesses about Marxism ...
5 years, 6 months ago on Required Reading

Thanks, Michael and miley,
I appreciate that dissent can be slipped in the back door here at Rhizome, when the organization officially endorses one of the more boneheaded essays currently ...
"while at Rhizome be sure to read about coal-fired computers and feel really bad about yourself. (I seem to recall this was a late '90s canard designed to spur coal ...
5 years, 8 months ago on Untitled (2010) - Brody Condon

Why is Saks' green light for this a "surprise"? Guess everyone's forgotten heroin chic and Diesel's "dead teenagers" campaign. And name-checking Trisha Brown, how wonderfully correct.
6 years, 2 months ago on Artist Michael Smith on "Open House"

Got this to load and wrote a few thoughts on it here: http://www.tommoody.us/archives/2009/11/22/more-on-michael-smith-open-house/
6 years, 3 months ago on Artist Michael Smith on "Open House"

Good interview, thanks. Shout out to Michael.
I was lucky to have seen Open House in its real space incarnation. It made perfect sense in the old NewMu basement, which ...
6 years, 10 months ago on Reappearance of the Undead

Just to clarify–not saying Lialina's project is infected, merely that it was made before infection became an everyday occurrence.
Jay has been into your work for years, Travis, he told me. He's just really shy about posting.
6 years, 10 months ago on Reappearance of the Undead

I am proud to be a part of the new webring for Agatha.

In a talk at Bryce Wolkowitz gallery a while back Olia Lialina discussed the context of this ...
6 years, 10 months ago on "In Real Life" at Capricious Space

By the way, speaking of IRL, how about the insightful spam in these comments? I forgot to plug my online pet grooming service.
6 years, 10 months ago on "In Real Life" at Capricious Space

I enjoyed the performance by ASDF:

"With Mylinh Nguyen sitting in the gallery and David Horvitz chatting live from Golden Age in Chicago, ASDF [made] available an ephemeral show of ...
6 years, 10 months ago on Highlights from 2008

Re-reading my earlier comment in this thread, when I said no one knew what the term Internet Aware Art meant in the Rhizome posts following the Net Aesthetics 2 panel ...
6 years, 10 months ago on Highlights from 2008

Hi, Ed,
Enjoying this slow motion discussion!
You said Lonergan's term "has certainly resonated and has gained some significance in describing the approach of other artists."
Resonated with whom ...
6 years, 11 months ago on Pixel Bleed

Ramsay, that is on point. Here's the indifferent statement you indifferently linked to, for the record. It is masterful deflection of criticism with phrases such as "it was obvious" and ...
6 years, 11 months ago on Pixel Bleed

Brian,
The data mushing in the Kanye video does more than "add some depth to an otherwise insipid song" and I think it's more than just "making the passage of ...
6 years, 11 months ago on Pixel Bleed

I like what's going on in the Chairlift and Kanye West vids on a wow factor level and maybe slightly beyond that and find it somewhat amusing that Nick Briz ...
6 years, 11 months ago on Pixel Bleed

Hi, John Michael,
Question about the title of the Paul B. Davis/Paper Rad piece: on YouTube it says "Umbrella Zombie Mistake" but here you are calling it "Umbrella Zombie ...
6 years, 12 months ago on transformer fire (2008) - Paul Slocum

typo 2: "the piece was transformed from a series of YouTubes with ordinary, interactive controls into a rather elegant video collage," not "the piece was transformed to a series ...
6 years, 12 months ago on transformer fire (2008) - Paul Slocum

typo: "I think it was a better piece," not "i think it was better piece." (How is babby formed?) I miss not being able to edit my fkubs.
6 years, 12 months ago on Wikipedia Art

Curt, I don't doubt you are capable of being even more condescending.

On my blog I've listed other instances of Lichty's "pseudo-scholarship as performance," or however it's being justified ...
Well, you can shoot the messenger and say he's missing the point all you want but there are divisions between new media and the "artists with computers" category discussed in ...
6 years, 12 months ago on transformer fire (2008) - Paul Slocum

Yes, the artMovingProjects version definitely tipped the idea away from the personal home computing experience (although it was shown on a standard Samsung LCD monitor with Mac Mini visible nearby ...
6 years, 12 months ago on Wikipedia Art

"You will have to engage your intellect to properly consider these questions."

Curt, there you go again.
6 years, 12 months ago on transformer fire (2008) - Paul Slocum

It would be nice to hear from John Michael about why he picked this piece.

Credit should certainly go to all the nameless videographers capturing phone poles wherever they may ...
6 years, 12 months ago on transformer fire (2008) - Paul Slocum

Forgot to mention the artMovingProjects showing of the piece also appeared on the Rhizome calendar a while back.
6 years, 12 months ago on transformer fire (2008) - Paul Slocum

Guess not. Anyway, Aron Namenwirth, artMovingProjects co-owner, singled out this piece from the mass of spiritsurfers posts and went to special trouble, working with Slocum, to find a way to ...
6 years, 12 months ago on Wikipedia Art

correction, "TS is Lichty"
6 years, 12 months ago on Wikipedia Art

This comment of Patrick Lichty's in the Wikipedia discussion section is completely biased advocacy masquerading as scholarship (TS is Lichy):

"This sort of artwork already has strong precedents in history ...
6 years, 12 months ago on transformer fire (2008) - Paul Slocum

A gallery version of this piece, without the YouTube controls, ran last month at artMovingProjects in Brooklyn. It worked very well as a piece of stand-alone video art. Did anyone ...
6 years, 12 months ago on Wikipedia Art

This project is being mostly panned over at Paddy Johnson's blog:

http://www.artfagcity.com/2009/02/16/wikipedia-art-lasts-all-day/

(cross posted to the other discussion at http://www.rhizome.org ...
Curt,
It doesn't seem possible for you to have an online discussion without abusive language ("trollish" etc.) so I try to avoid engaging you directly. Sometimes it's difficult not to ...
Curt,
Ceci replied to my post and I replied to her.
Fine if you want to insert yourself into the conversation but it's still a free country, no one has ...
For the record my blog post was called "New Media vs Artists with Computers," not "New Media Artists vs Artists with Computers," as Ceci retitled it. The post ...
"its readers already recognize the validity of the art covered here"

This is my point–make something, announce it in a press release, get a plug on tech sites for your ...
Thanks for continuing to emphasize my social conscience. You are building up some serious cred for me here. Obviously you take my point that absent any larger group participation it ...
"open, unmoderated, many-to-many discussion of an idea you've proposed"

You mean the web, where people communicate with hyperlinks?

Hanging around these chatboards too long is dangerous to a healthy lifestyle ...
7 years ago on Highlights from 2008

Hi, Ed,
I was referring to how Boswell became Johnson's de facto mouthpiece through a much-lauded biography. (Isn't that what we usually mean when we say "_______'s Boswell"? Maybe that's ...
It's refreshing to be criticized for having a social conscience, since I'm usually "insulting artists" by being apolitical. My point is once you have your little moment of absurd non-functionality ...
I think this is a good idea but as I suggested to Jeff Sisson via email, the documentation could be clearer.

As I understand it there are two different lists ...
I did post a reply to the allegation that I was "missing the point":

http://www.tommoody.us/archives/2008/12/04/more-on-new-media-vs-artists-with-computers/

According to my omniscient stats no one ...
7 years ago on Highlights from 2008

Guthrie Lonergan is unusually perceptive and has a caustic wit. That said, credit is generally given for defining a term when it's actually defined. "Internet Aware Art" is a Delphic ...
I didn't defend the surf clubs in terms of semiotics. You are probably thinking of Marcin Ramocki's essay.
The "task of massively modulating/modifying culture" is indeed easily ridiculable.
No one needs a new media "straw man" when the real thing is right over here on Rhizome.
"Admirably ...
Hi, Ceci,
Thanks for the response and giving some examples (which my post avoided). I hope to respond on my page soon.
Best, Tom
7 years, 7 months ago on Weaving Shades of Binary Grey

Craft is used as a term of description in the second part of the sentence, not a value judgement, because the first part of the sentence makes it clear we ...
7 years, 7 months ago on Weaving Shades of Binary Grey

In Olson's lead Matson is described as an "artist using textiles and needlework." You have to read across two sentences but the statement is very clear.
7 years, 8 months ago on Announcing: Net Aesthetics 2.0 Webcast

Thanks again, billy. I should add that there was indeed a full house, and people seemed to be having a good time, although there was some attrition, and notable sighs ...
7 years, 8 months ago on Announcing: Net Aesthetics 2.0 Webcast

The transcript says who was talking and when.
As for content:

"There is no basement in the New Museum or the Alamo" (Pee Wee Herman reference)
"Why did all these ...
7 years, 8 months ago on Announcing: Net Aesthetics 2.0 Webcast

Thanks, billy. I missed the feed so this was appreciated.
I gotta say the enthusiasm of this bunch who cared enough to watch the feed–random as it is–is a nice ...
7 years, 9 months ago on Out of Office AutoReply

Martin, if what you are saying is true then the joke is only funny because some of us thought "out of office autoreply" could create such a loop. How awkward ...
7 years, 9 months ago on Video of Futures of the Internet Panel

A rainy day project for me (more like rainy month) is to start using Linux on my old PC. I'm bootstrapped into Windows right now because so much of the ...
7 years, 9 months ago on Video of Futures of the Internet Panel

One laptop per child seemed like a dumb idea to me but the "OLPC partisan" and his ensuing discussion with Clay Shirky made me rethink that a bit: http://www ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

Paddy:
A brief recap of the Tom/T.Whid fight history (simplication is not attempt to mischaracterize and I'm not in this for personal spite):
You reviewed Cory's Team show ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

Rob,
I didn't say "computer envy" was the only link between the two bodies of work.
You might recall that up to that point in the discussion the frames for ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

That is, painters exhibiting in NY in the last decade…
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

Clarification of the clarification (a post on this may be necessary, with pictures): Manetas has made art with the computer, but the work he got known for, at Postmasters, was ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

A friend thinks I need to address this observation of Rob Myers':

>>Nesbitt's picture doesn't look photorealistic, it looks like the illustrations in children's books explaining IT of the time ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

I meant vis a vis and not via in the next to last sentence.
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

Rob, you're being a bit selective in reducing my timeline from Nesbitt –> Proops. I did mention some other artists in there. Nesbitt isn't a very good photorealist but that ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

Some afterthoughts from my blog (http://www.tommoody.us/archives/2008/04/15/dan-proops/):

Based on the jpegs (http://www.samsdesktop2.com) it looks like another case of "computer envy" ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

Another typo, darn: "I think criticism helps us understand artists' work, even Dan Proops'. "

is what was intended.

And speaking of Proops, some thoughts:

It's hard to argue about ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

I don't agree that "the critic may hinder the artist's purpose." I think criticism helps us understand artist's work, even Dan Proops'.
Readers can decide who is the troll ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

"Meaning, from artists individual POV a negative public crit of a current show could be worse for the artist, on a whole, than whatever enlightenment they might get from the ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

"The negative probably outweighs whatever positive comes of it"

is a direct quote from your own post. Sorry you don't want to discuss it.
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

Typo: "many of art movements" should read "many art movements."
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

My digitalmediatree blog isn't unorganized–you found the exact language I was talking about.
I couldn't disagree more with these statements:

>>The critic's purpose is to crit & publish those crits ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Let It Spin

Great responses, thanks. Other things to consider:

1. is chock-a-block with the fruits of inordinately long websurfing sessions

but sometimes just dumping files, which looks like work but is lazy ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

MTAA:
Re: your "liking" artist smackdowns.
That's funny, when I discussed Cory Arcangel's Team show on my blog a while back one of you was very concerned about criticism destroying ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Let It Spin

Hi, Marisa,
Good summation of what Dubhap and other surf clubs do ("is chock-a-block with the fruits of inordinately long websurfing sessions: frayed gif mashups, hilarious if sometimes unnerving audio ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Making things happen is good. If you had a show with a non-self-referential theme–such as Patrick Lichty's "NeoPop Resurgence"–and mingled old media with new media work collectors would read the ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

You said Ed's show.
I wasn't fanning the flames, I was saying that "selling art" is a boring theme for a show.
I think we've all learned today that the ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Patrick, this page still seems to be reposting comments when refreshed. I wasn't triple posting for emphasis, I swear. (Can you remove a couple of them?)
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

A point of clarification. Ed said this about the blog post of mine he excerpted here:

"So while I think your observations about MBS's show are correct–that it's as much ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Nasty Nets was not oppositional, it felt like the right thing to be doing. Ditto my blog. I'm interested in galleries with the same spirit. Obviously they're easier to do ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Hi, Ed and Domenico,
Returning briefly to this discussion after a 36 hour hiatus.
One of the reasons I turned off comments on my blog was people were always pointing ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

(That last comment was addressed to Paul.)
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Thanks for weighing in. We disagree on how to woo collectors but I'm not in the biz–I'll keep holding out for lofty content over "look, the Joneses are doing it ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

You might, but Bernard and Quaranta didn't! They said it was about selling new media work, which Ed endorsed with a nice-sounding term (much the way critics used commodification in ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

>>What exactly is the problem with organizing a show around collected artwork?

"Organizing a show around collected artwork"–no problem; that happens all the time. "Organizing a show around collecting work"–it's ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Yes, Olia, that kind of proactive statement is what we need–what I was trying to say earlier is the junk assemblage in the Whitney and NewMu is old news, more ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

A painting is labor invested towards an idea. Once the painting is finished it becomes a product that keeps on communicating the idea, long after the artist ceases to be ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Clarifying:
"My point is that's a better way to bring art into the computercentric world the rest of us live in than these circle the wagons exhibitions."

By the ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

I must have missed Cao Fei that, Jaume Plensa, Jenny Holzer, John Simon, Lincoln Schatz, Cory Arcangel in the Whitney and NewMu this year. I will go back and check ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

One bug with this comment software (in addition to the delay in the comment counter, which Paddy Johnson noted today) is that if you refresh you can end up reposting ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Hi, Patrick,
"one thing this show asks is whether New Media has been accepted as Contemporary Art (i.e. become part of the gallery/museum world), whose practices have been ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Correction: I have talked with Paul Slocum about presentation issues on the blog and elsewhere and I talked a bit with Olia Lialina about it, but that may have just ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Thanks, Domenico,
Re: your disappointment in Rhizome, I had hoped that Ed might pop in to defend the show he recommended so you didn't have to do it yourself, but ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

So is an "editioned photo" at this point. We make compromises (arbitrary cutoffs of supply, agreeing to respect the edition, etc.) to help support artists in this cruel world.
I ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

The art world has been selling souvenirs of dematerialized acts since the 60s. There's nothing wrong with artists getting paid. Talking about it is boring, though.
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Hi, Ed,
Am I to understand that this is an exhibit organized in a non-profit space, the theme of which is, "how artists are finding ways to get paid out ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Out of Office AutoReply

Dime store Buddha
Buddha made by local artisans
Custom-cast bronze Buddha in edition of 3 made by Reid, my fabricator.
7 years, 10 months ago on Out of Office AutoReply

It's OK for a critical advocate to project!
Without having seen any of the pieces (the jpegs-plus-commentary being somewhat like thought experiments here) I'm with Paddy in preferring the side ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Out of Office AutoReply

The first instance of a stasis field I know of in science fiction comes from Larry Niven's "Known Space" series. In World of Ptavvs a surviving member of the extinct ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Out of Office AutoReply

Hi, Marisa,

Some questions:

How does the changing the signature to one's gmail account save $500, for those who don't have gmail or an iphone? Also, you said "rapidly save ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Interview with Guthrie Lonergan

Thanks for uncropping.
Exuberantly humbly,
Tom
PS I would say the people in Nasty Nets are going in radically different directions. One thing that made the site interesting was that ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Interview with Guthrie Lonergan

Thanks for uncropping.
Exuberantly humbly,
Tom
PS I would say the people in Nasty Nets are going in radically different directions. One thing that made the site interesting was that ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Interview with Guthrie Lonergan

Go, Guthrie!
But…
Curious why the Hacking vs Defaults chart was edited–shouldn't it say "detail"?
Here is a link to full chart and some actual (gasp) discussion about it: http ...