Archive for October, 2011

  • 10.26.2011

    sorrybot – KD Thornton

    sorrybot Mcluhan assigned responsibility to the medium, the means of transmission of content. In Sorrybot, the medium is anthropomorphized… and the medium is sorry. The message is an apology. One for every person on earth. Sorrybot is sorry. Bio K.D. Thornton works with technologies: mechanical, electronic, biological and any others she might find interesting. Generally, […]

  • 10.26.2011

    Social Media Drawings – Donna Szoke

    Please upgrade your browser As an artist, ‘updating my status’ isn’t a way to socialize that I find compelling: as a tool, facebook seems to normalize the isolating effects of consumer technology. I thought about the primarily haptic processes of the social experience in my studio: drawing or sculpting a friend, looking at an image […]

  • 10.26.2011

    Carnal Fury – Rafaël Rozendaal

    Carnal Fury Carnal Fury is one of my websites. I make a lot of websites, and in each piece I try to research something. I don’t know if I should state the obvious, I guess I will. This piece is a vector shape that subtly distorts, like water floating in outer space. The user can […]

  • 10.26.2011

    The MOUCHETTE fanshop

    The MOUCHETTE fanshop Is celebrity a message or is it a medium? For more than 15 years Mouchette has managed to maintain her celebrity status. Much longer than the 15 minutes of fame predicted by Andy Warhol, Mouchette does not only owe her fame to her fans, but she shares it with them in so […]

  • 10.25.2011

    McLu-uhms – Jhave

    McLu-uhms McLu-uhms occur whenever someone is confronted by a theorist they should have thoroughly read, but know only thru aphorisms. I first read McLu-uhm when I was 14 because there was a photo of a naked cellist (wrapped intransparent plastic) on page 96 in the Medium is the Massage. There is a libidinal contradiction underlying […]

  • 10.25.2011

    Jeremy Bailey

    Jeremy Bailey Marshall McLuhan was known for his pervasiveness in the media. His thought provoking TV interviews were prime time entertainment, but the media has changed significantly since McLuhan was on every channel and in every newspaper headline. The internet makes everyone a journalist (blogs, twitter, Facebook). There just isn’t nearly enough time for a […]

  • 10.25.2011

    View Source – Myfanwy Ashmore

    View Source “Jobs” represent a relatively recent pattern of work. From the fifteenth century to the twentieth century, there is a steady progress of fragmentation of the stages of work that constitute “mechanization” and “specialism.” These procedures cannot serve for survival or sanity in this new time. The labour involved in this work would not […]

  • 10.25.2011

    Discoverable Place in Cyberspace – Cheryl Sourkes

    Discoverable Place in Cyberspace People operate their computers close at hand, within the proximal sphere normally reserved for intimates or for focused activity like deskwork, food prep, gaming and such. One’s computer may feel like a tool, a companion, an extension of oneself, or a mixture of the three. Although images of people and places […]

  • 10.25.2011

    Medium – Kate Armstrong

    Medium Kate Armstrong’s Medium is a print book which revisits Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore’s 1967 book The Medium is the Massage. The original book has been flattened and matched with compositionally similar images from the internet. Each page has been matched multiple times, keeping the pages in order, so that the new version of […]

  • 10.21.2011

    Strategic Arts Initiative 2.0

    Doug Back, Carl Hamfelt, Laura Kikauka, David Rokeby, Graham Smith, and Norman White InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, and V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam Presented in conjunction with McLuhan 100 and McLuhan in Europe 2011. Toronto hours: InterAccess: Thursday and Friday 12pm-6pm (live link to Rotterdam 3:00-6:00pm only) Saturday 9am-7pm (live with Rotterdam […]