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Friday, June 20, 2008

"BITMAP: as good as new" & "8 BIT" in Philly, Thursday June 26th

"B I T M A P: as good as new" is proud to feature:

Cory Arcangel, Lee Arnold, Chris Ashley, Mike Beradino, Mauro Ceolin, Petra Cortright, Paul Davis, DELAWARE, Notendo (Jeff Donaldson), Eteam, Dragan Espenschied, Christine Gedeon, Kimberley Hart, Daniel Iglesia, JODI, Olia Lialina, LoVid, Kristin Lucas, David Mauro, Jillian Mcdonald, Tom Moody, Aron Namenwirth, Mark Napier, Nullsleep, Marisa Olson, Will Papenheimer, Prize Budget for Boys, Jim Punk, Akiko Sakaizumi, Paul Slocum, Eddo Stern and CJ Yeh.

The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
Drexel University
33 and Market St.
Philadelphia PA 19104
215 895 2548

Opening reception:
Thursday, June 26th, 5-7pm + special screening of "8 BIT" @ 4 pm

please note the reception/screening is not on the first day of the exhibition.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Solid Gold

    at Vox Populi in Philadelphia

Monday, June 02, 2008

Obsolescence/Invention conference @ NSCAD

Michelle Gay, "Error Code", hand stiched computer crash

"Obsolescence and the Culture of Human Invention" was a conference / related group exhibition(".txt"), which I attended last week in Halifax, Canada. The participants included artists Robert Bean, David Clark, Michelle Gay, Jillian McDonald, Michael Maranda, Luke Murphy, Marcin Ramocki, Ilan Sandler and the keynote speaker N. Katherine Hayles. Katherine gave an excellent and slightly scary talk on transhumanism: a political/philosophical movement interested in replacing humans with technological beings.

works by researchers Robert Bean and Ilan Sandler

Obsolescence and the Culture of Human Invention will cover a three-year investigation into language, technology and artistic production in the context of digital media. It involves researchers, artists and Cultural Studies scholars.

some Nasty Nets posts

I have put together a paper/presentation about the art practice of net surfing clubs, specifically discussing Nasty Nets, Loshadka, Spirit Surfers and Double Happiness. I guess I was trying to make sense out of it for myself for a while... and this piece is an outcome. During my talk I discussed the topic in much greater detail, but this text is a good outline and an introduction to the subject (I hope).

"Surfing Clubs: organized notes and comments"

this is a 4.5 Mb pdf file.
if you prefer a smaller, crappy and ugly looking html without links I have it here.

Paul Slocum on Spirit Surfers

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