I wrote this post for InterventTech on 10 May 2010. Click on the link at the bottom to read the full post.
BLOG EXTRACT – Hello everyone. I thought I’d do a quick post to let you know that I’ve been invited along as the official blogger for FutureEverything 2010 (formally Futuresonic) by axis.
Axis is an online resource for information about contemporary art. Their website
FutureArt & FutureEverything blog on Tumblr
features profiles of professional artists and curators, interviews, discussions, art news, debates and showcases the artists to watch.
My blog for the Festival this year is called FutureArt & FutureEverything. You can find it on Tumblr and it will be pulled through to the axis webzine area soon.
Read this post in full | Blogging for FutureEverything 2010.
I wrote this post for InterventTech on 24 May 2009. Click on the link at the bottom to read the full post.
BLOG EXTRACT – Taking a break from the glamour of Space 1 at Futuresonic 09, I stumbled across the ultra-talented and sparky Jonah Brucker-Cohen of coin-operated in Space 2.
Jonah used his session to talk about some of his social subversion projects. These projects interrogate and play with different kinds of online social architectures and data networks. They also intervene in these networks in some way to reveal how underlying structure affects the character of the community such networks facilitate and often challenge this in some way. Read in full to find out more about my highlights.
Read this post in full – Jonah Brucker-Cohen does social subversion at Futuresonic09.
I wrote this post for InterventTech on 22 March 2009. Click on the link at the bottom to read the full post.
BLOG EXTRACT – Friends of the Divided Mind was the title of this years Post Graduate exhibition from the Royal College of Art curating programme.
Like many of these platforms, the maturity of exhibitions produced by students varied. I personally felt that curators had been given a little too much license to ‘indulge in intellectualism,’ when coming up with their ‘concepts,’ this year. For me, curator ego was definitely the dish of the day. Having said that (and to be fair to those involved), if you can’t indulge in some ego driven intellectualism within the freedom of an MA programme, then when can you. So I hold no grudge.
Beacon by Thomson & Craighead
For me, the particular highlight of this collection of RCA exhibitions was the inclusion of Beacon by Thomson & Craighead in The Office of Real Time Activity. Taking the form of a mechanical railway flap sign [tick-flip-tick-flip], Beacon offers a minute by minute snapshot of live web searches as they are made around the world. Sourcing data directly from dogpile.com (the worlds favourite search engine aggregator), Beacon randomly presents one search query from the fifty it collects each minute via the signs display.
Read this post in full | A Beacon lights up ‘Friends of the Divided Mind’.
I wrote this post for InterventTech on 27 September 2009. Click on the link at the bottom to read the full post.
BLOG EXTRACT – Mind the Gap was the header for this years Lansdown Interactive Media MA Show. Located at the schools new venue @SAE Institute on Kingsland Road, London, Mind the Gap was a short cycle north from London’s oh-so ‘trendy Shorditch.’
Arriving at SAE I was invited into the exhibition with a smile and
given a map to navigate the show. Weirdly reminiscent of the ‘school
corridor’ experience, each door from the narrow white-wash passage ways
opened onto a new tech treat from Lansdown students. Read my
Read this post in full | Mind the Gap by Lansdown.
via Mind the Gap by Lansdown.