peekasso:

thinking my first show #34

peekasso:

thinking my first show #34

peekasso:

i’m tired of the internet

peekasso:

i’m tired of the internet

internet love
Source: http://thisisnthappiness.com/tagged/comix/page/2

internet love

Source: http://thisisnthappiness.com/tagged/comix/page/2

80s computer hacking: a supercut

Which is all to say: Inputting 176 urban landmarks into my phone quickly made me aware of all the hiccups and gaps in the phone’s sense of place. My phone knows where it is in the world through different means than I do: Wifi networks tell it directly, or it triangulates between cell towers and GPS satellites. I meant for the experiment to tell me about the network of embassies, but it instead told me where my phone’s wayfinding infrastructure breaks down. Try to insert oneself directly into the grid, to find a place into it, and you quickly become aware of the seams.
The very thing that makes you invisible to computers makes you glaringly obvious to other humans.
surveillance camera selfie = suvie OR surveillie 

surveillance camera selfie = suvie OR surveillie 

An analysis of the American room as seen on YouTube

"You could judge those rooms and say that America has a paucity of visual imagination, that we live in a kind of wasteland. Or you could draw another conclusion, and note that America might be a little more broke than it wants to show. The painfully expensive 2,000-square foot home is furnished with cheap big sofas and junk from Target. Maybe these video stars don’t hang pictures because they are renters. Maybe they know they are going to move soon, to another part of the state or country; suburbs are the temporary worker housing for America. Maybe they moved in and just haven’t unpacked yet, and the big picture of grandma is still in the garage.”
https://medium.com/message/the-american-room-3fce9b2b98c5

A 2000 Jazz song about the Internet, containing the exact expression “website.. aright”, as well as “cybercreature”

What the Internet sounds like.

"Internet machine (trailer)" by on Vimeo

I found this great video in a post by Early ads for the Internet wouldn’t work today. We no longer aspire to leave our bodies behind. Or we can no longer imagine it.  Remember this ad?  (c. 1997)
http://socialmediacollective.org/2014/01/23/are-there-feminist-data-other-questions/

meanplastic:

THE ENEMY

(Source: 7at1stroke)

explore-blog:

Playing around with Pantheon – MIT Media Lab’s ambitious effort to visualize cultural production across history – I pulled this intriguing comparison of the most culturally significant industries in various countries before the Middle Ages and after.

On the vertical axis, countries are plotted in descending order of cultural power – fewer countries existed before the year 1500 – and on the horizontal, each country’s cultural production with the listed occupations and fields. 

One of the most obvious patterns is the decline of religion as a domain of cultural power and the rise of the natural and social sciences, as well the emergence of the creative arts, from film and theater to design. Philosophy appears to have endured with little fluctuation – it’s no surprise, given the staying power of ancient wisdom. Curiously, writing appears in neither plot, even though the written word is arguably the single most powerful and effective carrier of cultural wisdom.

Explore Pantheon for yourself here.

A short compilation about the visual concepts of volumetric display systems from 1955 to 2012

broken prototypes turned art. e-ink displays from the embodiment labs
http://embodimentlabs.tumblr.com/post/75866652919/flexible-e-ink-glitch-art

broken prototypes turned art. e-ink displays from the embodiment labs

http://embodimentlabs.tumblr.com/post/75866652919/flexible-e-ink-glitch-art