Author Archives: gareth

“Six Sided Strange” (Rubikesque Creatures) by Jason Nelson 0

  Six Sided Strange is a net-artwork series built from unsolvable Rubik’s cubes and hidden narratives, from pixilated game character collages to abstract streams of color and lines. The cube is central to how we organize and understand. It is a puzzle of unsolvable junctures, a humanistic shape created to order and organize. Six Sided [...]

GIFMarket.net – selling a GIF as an artwork 0

  GIFMARKET.net is a recent project from Kim Asendorf and Ole Fach. They have created an instant digital art market for selling unique digital files in the form of the increasingly art-friendly format of animated GIFs. The GIF Market anticipates and encourages the acceptance of digital artworks as a collector’s item. Digital files, particularly those that [...]

We’ll Be Right Back! by Max Capacity at Fach & Asendorf Gallery 0

The latest online exhibition at the Fach & Aschendorf Gallery is a collection of animated GIFs by Max Capacity. The show is called We’ll Be Right Back!. Each work is a snippet of The Itchy and Scratchy Show created using the unique graphical restrictions (or affordances) of a ZX Spectrum such as colour palette and [...]

Quinn Norton – Privacy, Ephemerality, and Self 0

An interesting talk about how we allow the Internet to invade our sense of self. Some enlightening statements made here about the effects of persistent, ubiquitous engagement in social networks. Specifically the fact that your personal life becomes a consistent performance and it is during the time out of this limelight that we develop our [...]

Kevin Slavin – Reality is Plenty, Thanks 0

Kevin Slavin recently (May 2011) delivered an excellent talk on Augmented Reality at the Mobile Monday event in Amsterdam. It is a well constructed and timely critique of what is becoming a widely recognised practice under the guise of a sprawling and ambiguous term. Any critique of AR will most likely start with the semantics [...]