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Wallflower Wednesday

A teacher once told me that I should never apologize for anything.  I have a very hard time believing that, but I’ll give it a try.  My absence from this blog?  Yes.  I’m not sorry.

As some know, I have been burying my ostrich head deep into the warm sand of net art for the current show at little berlin.  I will be posting my essay for the catalog shortly.  For today’s Wallflower Wednesday I wanted to post some essays and articles related to the practice of making art on the internet.

Manifest.AR at little berlin

The Territory of Versions in Kaleidoscope On Olivier Laric.  A thoughtful analysis, though it falls prey to that internet-eradicates-hierarchy trap which I wholly contest.  There are a lot of keywords here.

The Web is not a Gadget in Seed Magazine A review of Jaron Lanier’s manifesto, You are not a Gadget, which suggests that the internet is the death of creativity.  I disagree.  The reviewer also disagrees, but suggests that a “human-centrism” needs to be brought back to the web.  I disagree, because that doesn’t mean anything.

Hidden Bits: A Survey of Techniques for Digital Watermaking by Chris Shoemaker Precisely as the name suggests.  A great independent study project from Union College.

Separation Anxiety in Stanford Magazine Method Man said “Let me know it’s real son, if it’s really real”  I think the author Joan Hamilton, ’83, would like that lyric.  She only used the idea of the real vs. virtual 18 times in her essay.

New Productive Systems in 491 Brad Troemel’s oft-linked essay on critical frameworks and contemporary practices.

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