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Mar 29, 2009

40th bday cake

posted at 19:09 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid


Thanks M.River & Helen! I made sure to eat the lightening bolt (aka where the art happens).

Photo by Adam Hurwitz. permanent link to this post

Mar 24, 2009

Ada Lovelace Day - Olia 1996

posted at 16:28 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

Ada Lovelace Day

In the late 90’s, I started to look for net art. I was looking for art not just displayed via net, but art that used the media and subject of the net in the core of the work. Olia Lialina’s 1996 work “My Boyfriend Came Back From the War” was one of the first works shown to me that made clear the possibility of the net as a location for, and of, art. I looked at again today, a decade + and a internet boom later. It still seems like a note for a future art. permanent link to this post

Mar 23, 2009

Dolsot bibimbap

posted at 01:49 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

This person doesn’t seem to put any hot sauce on, which is a bit of a fail IMHO. permanent link to this post

Mar 21, 2009

Google’s design problem

posted at 13:40 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid/geek

Recently leaving Google, Doug Bowman writes:
Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better. I had a recent debate over whether a border should be 3, 4 or 5 pixels wide, and was asked to prove my case. I can’t operate in an environment like that.

To the geeks that think numbers can somehow bring one to aesthetics: ponder this.

Perhaps one blue will bring more clicks than another; perhaps not. Perhaps the test is flawed. How was the test defined? We need to test the testing methodology! And then test the testing methodology of testing methodology of the test… ak! It’s a rabbit hole. That’s Bowman’s point. permanent link to this post

Mar 20, 2009

spring begins in nyc

posted at 21:43 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

spring nyc permanent link to this post

Mar 17, 2009

from netmares/netdreams at capricious space - in real life

posted at 02:03 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver


well played netmares/netdreams, well played permanent link to this post

Mar 12, 2009

Allow directory browsing with .htaccess

posted at 13:24 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid/geek

Options +Indexes

Just so I remember… permanent link to this post

Smithsonian blog covers Cory

posted at 01:13 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

Nice write-up on Cory Arcangel at the Smithsonian’s Eyelevel blog. It’s interesting to see some perspective from someone who isn’t in the new media/net art/etc scene.

Check it out…

Don’t miss the videos of Cory’s presentation at the American Art Museum too. permanent link to this post

Mar 10, 2009

EcoArtTech’s Eclipse

posted at 00:50 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

Our awesome friends Cary and Christine have released some networked art! Check it out…
Eclipse” is a user driven, networked-art application that alters and corrupts United States national and state park images from based on the real-time Air Quality Index (particle pollution data) provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) at the site

“We visit national parks to get away from traffic and smog. But the latter can be hard to shake, even in remote, pristine-seeming places. “Eclipse”, an open-source program created by Cary Peppermint and Leila Christine Nadir of EcoArtTech, will make air pollution’s presence visually — and viscerally — explicit.” Anna Lena Phillips, American Scientist

“Eclipse” is a 2008 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. [snip]
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Mar 08, 2009

photos from secret school 04: gold

posted at 13:59 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver

secret school 04: gold

on m.river’s flickr page
and in the oto flickr set
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Mar 04, 2009

Progress Tracing… (Fitting Paths)

posted at 12:41 GMT by T.Whid in /news/twhid

from MTAA’s “Live Demonstration of Autotrace #3 (Number 1A; performative)” last night during Theater of Code at Light Industry.

photo by Flickr username splnlss | link permanent link to this post

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