June 28, 2015 § Leave a comment
Artist Cornelia Parker’s Magna Carta – the Wikipedia entry on the Magna Carta collectively embroidered by prisoners, judges, art world luminaries, and members of the embroiderers guild.
Cornelia Parker’s Magna Carta on view at the British Library.
June 17, 2015 § Leave a comment
May 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
on (among other things) failure & experiment, in Vague Terrain:
“I consider it axiomatic that, for any art work to be considered experimental, the possibility of failure must be built into its process. I am not referring to the aestheticized, satisfying glitches and crackles valorized by Kim Cascone, but to the lack of satisfaction produced by a misguided or misstepped procedure in the experiment, whether colossal or banal. These are not errors to be sought out, sampled and celebrated, but the flat-on-your-ass gaffs and embarrassments that would trouble the sleep of all but the most Zen of musicians or composers.
The presence of failure in a musical system represents feedback in the negative, a tipping point into anti-climax, irrelevance, the commonplace, the cliche or even unintended silence. Many artists try to factor out true, catastrophic failure by scripting, scoring, sequencing or programming their work into as many predictable, risk-free quanta as possible ahead of time. (Spacebar, please.) But this unwelcome presence also guarantees the vitality of that hotly-contested territory – the live electronic music performance.”
See also Derek Holtzer’s site.
May 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
From Fred Scharmen’s sevensixfive:
Voronoi are diagrams made by connecting dots to their nearest neighbors and then draw the perpendicular bisectors of those lines to create the honeycomb like cells. From Fred Scharman’s more complete instructions it seems like the process of doing this is very puzzle-like.
April 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
Syllabus from Adam Parrish’s course at ITP
- Jackson Mac Low’s Diastic reading (example: Asymmetry205)
- Loss Pequeno Glazier, Grep Works
- Interview Palin
- Alan Sondheim, Julu
- Nick Montfort, ppg256
- Google Poetry Robot
- Daniel Howe and Aya Karpinska, No Time Machine
- Beard of Bees (esp. Gnoetry)
- Leonard Richardson, Eater of Meaning (see also Spurious Sonnets)
- David Melnick, PCOET
- Adam Parrish, Entropic Text Editor
- Sai Sriskandarajah, The Waste Land
- Chris Harrison, Web Tri-grams
- Stefanie Posavec, On the Map
- Kyle McDonald, Fontback
- Nina Katchadourian, Talking Popcorn
- Similar Diversity
- Robert Creeley on the sentence
- Charles Bernstein, 1-100 (mp3)
- Claude Closky, The first thousand numbers classified in alphabetical order
- Loss Pequeño Glazier, Io Sono At Swoons
- UbuWeb Conceptual Writing
- Beth Anderson on UbuWeb (especially “I Wish I Was Single Again”)
- Caroline Bergvall on UbuWeb (especially “Via”)
- Nick Montfort and Stephanie Strickland, Sea and Spar Between
- Google Scribe
- Luke DuBois, A More Perfect Union
More resources & info here.
April 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
discusses data sets as poetic texts.
[Image: Printout from Art & Language Index 03]
“Index 03 included 64,000 possible combinations of its own text, represented in a shorthand code created for the project. An example line included in Howard’s essay:
C(EX)AB1(X) & N(EX)BC2(X) & N(EX)CD3(X) & N(EX)EF5(X) & N(EX)FG6(X) & C(EX)GH7(X) & N(EX)HI8(X) & N(EX)IJ9(X) & N(EX)JK10(X) & C(EX)KL11(X) & N(EX)LM12(X) & C(EX)MN13(X) & C(EX)NO14(X) & C(EX)OP15(X) & C(EX)PQ16(X).
This interest in merging logical operations and invented linguistic systems with the formal, visual/verbal, and associative – what we can loosely refer to as “poetic” concerns – presents us another possible Rosetta Stone to begin reading data as text. ”
[see: White Heat Cold Logic: British Computer Art 1960-1980. Ed. Brown, Paul; Gere, Charlie; Lambert, Nicholas; Mason, Catherine. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008 (pg. 334), from the essay: Conceptual Art, Language, Diagrams, and Indexes by Graham Howard.]
From the wonderful LEMON HOUND