New piece by Jonas Lund on the Download here!
We See In Every Direction (2013) a Web browser for collaborative, synchronized surfing by Swedish artist Jonas Lund. Browsing the Internet is typically an intimate and personal experience for just one person, but in We See, users traverse online information streams in a collective surfing environment. Users can type, click and change URLs in real time together; they can jockey for control of the browser—akin to fighting for the TV remote—or choose to sit back and let their friends take care of the surfing. Like many of Lund’s previous online works, the piece opens up the walled-off spaces of the Internet for shared use
Animated GIF from extract of YouTube video of Jack Goldstein, The Jump (1978).
Andrew Healy, Augmented Reality Lower Receiver
On Rhizome: This Week Ahead, Bitcoin is Burning Edition
Rhizome: Prosthetic Knowledge Picks - Turntables and Records
A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive and around the Web, taking a brief look at creative and sometimes poetic plays with the familiar audio technology of vinyl records.
Read the whole submission at Rhizome here
Everyone I Have Ever Slept With by Jennifer Chan (2010) available on Rhizome’s ArtBase.
Tracey Emin’s “Everyone I have Ever Slept with” conceptually reduced to a Google map in attempt to express distantiated and disconnected physical relations over time. This map depicts the residential locations of all the individuals I have shared a bed with. Previous social and sexual relations become depersonalized by geographic data visualization.
Featured work from the Rhizome Artbase: Data Diaries, Cory Archangel (2002)
Every so often an artist makes a work of art by doing almost nothing. No hours of torturous labor, no deep emotional expression, just a simple discovery and out it pops. What did Cory Arcangel do in this piece? Next to nothing. The computer did the work, and he just gave it a form. His discovery was this: take a huge data file—in this case his computer’s memory file—and fool Quicktime into thinking it’s a video file. Then press play. Your computer’s memory is now video art. Quicktime plays right through, not knowing that the squiggles and shards on the screen are actually the bits and bytes of the computer’s own brain. The data was always right in front of your nose. Now you can watch it.
In college Cory used to slip into the public computer clusters, saddle up to a machine and pull what’s called a “core dump.” …
Featured on the Rhizome Artbase, Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise (2008) by Christopher Baker
Hello World! is a large-scale audio visual installation comprised of thousands of unique video diaries gathered from the internet. The project is a meditation on the contemporary plight of democratic, participative media and the fundamental human desire to be heard.
On one hand, new media technologies like YouTube have enabled new speakers at an alarming rate. On the other hand, no new technologies have emerged that allow us to listen to all of these new public speakers. Each video consists of a single lone individual speaking candidly to a (potentially massive) imagined audience from a private space such as a bedroom, kitchen, or dorm room. The multi-channel sound composition glides between individuals and the group, allowing viewers to listen in on unique speakers or become immersed in the cacophony. Viewers are encouraged to dwell in the space. -Baker