Thursday, December 30, 2010

Can't sleep, 'cuz my div's on fire

Still trying to understand jquery. Here's a new page to play with: INSOMNIA

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pick Comb

From a really weird dream I had last night.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sphere 2 and Dogs

edit: also this:

Don't question it

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Inspired by a post on Boing Boing.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New html

Browser Surrealism

edit: a simple but cool remix by frakbuddy.

Monday, December 13, 2010

2 new pages

2010 Misc Images, page 5


For those who are confused by the second link, let me help this much: the I Don't Get It guy is the man on the left side of the page. He doesn't get it.

Martian Sculpture

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Zuckerberg Nose

Edit: tweaked the nose a bit, for the curious.

Friday, December 10, 2010


I have a short GIF up at the tumblr cubezzzzzz, a new project run by internet friend maryrachel. You may have seen some of her work in the Human Kibble Catalog; we missed meeting each other by about five minutes at IRL back in October. Definitely go through all of the cubes, she's making and collecting some solid work.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

One more, why not: LRI

Footage from Ryder and Scott's Photobooth back at IRL, backwards and looping. Been meaning to put this up for a while.

Ace of Pentacles

So last night, I played a bit of a game with members of I named people speaking in the chatroom, drew from a Tarot card deck, and webcammed myself holding the card. I then stated the name of the card, and the popular interpretation. This provoked responses from confusion to excitement and even fear in some of the members.

I'm not a believer in magic, but I do hold strongly to the idea that when presented with an ambiguous symbol, people tend to give it meaning. I picked up the deck several years ago for an art project; it's not uncommon for "creative types" to go after redesigning a standardized set of 72 illustrations (and lose interest). The challenge is to illustrate without letting your biases show, keeping possible interpretations open for each card.

I'm also a decent cold reader when it comes to Tarot. It can be fun to see how far you can probe without letting your target know, kind of like the board game Operation. A talented cold reader has a strong memory and a quick wit, and can salvage any failed attempt at meaning. Blogging and making images both remind me of cold reading to some extent. There's a lot of probing and failed attempts before people start talking about the content, and it's the work that hits home that people remember.

Léger Study

So I'm reading through this essay right now on absurdism, and the author leaves this footnote on art:
It is curious to note that the most intellectual kind of painting, the one that tries to reduce reality to its essential elements, is ultimately but a visual delight. All it has kept of the world is its color. (This is apparent particularly in Léger.)

I'm probably doing the man a great disservice here, but I think there's something to be said for form as well.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Video loop made from 147 mobile uploads on Jeanette's Facebook page.

Collective Consciousness


Erik Stinson - Towards a New Theory of Creativity

What the hell, zeitgeist. WTH.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Srs bsns

If I were to sell posters of my vector art at reasonable cost, would you buy one?
Yes No   

If you have related strong opinions, post 'em in the comments.

Bond Reboot

A picture I made for a project by dump friend AGT528.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Morning Sketch

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Check it out here!!!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Post-Postmodern Relations

Webpage for Bob
A translation. This isn't a slur, it's an extended hand.

2 Sketches - Mask and Nebula

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Chicago Art Photo Dump

Visited some friends for Thanksgiving in Chicago. We spent 3 hours at the Art Institute of Chicago, and also visited Millenium Park to look at Anish Kapoor's big bean. Here are some samples, I apologize that I didn't get all the names.

Detail of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georget Seurat. I was this.

The Key, an early Jackson Pollock

Ray Yoshida

Philip Guston

Piet Mondrian

Francis Picabia (hot damn! This was at least eight feet long in each direction and glowing.)

Fernand Leger

Yves Tanguy

There was this hilariously skinny Barnett Newman in one room that I just kept looking up and down and giggling. It's way more surrealist than his normal stuff, and I had to animate how I looked at it for you.

This is a composite photo of a Gerhard Richter painting. It was impossible to get the right colors to show up in one shot, so I layered a few different exposures to get it right. I suspect he wouldn't mind the slight blur.

Lastly, Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor. You wouldn't believe the crowds this piece was drawing. Everyone was all over it, even though it felt like 15 degrees outside. This is another composite to show from looking straight up into the "bean" to a horizon view.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday deals

 Hyperallergic is now selling the T-shirts I designed for their contest! Go here to purchase your own.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


New vectors are going up on my main site here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


The tape is now the music - ASM

This could be viewed as conceptual art, but I first put it together because it makes me laugh. ASM is a site that combines a feed of images from with random entries from Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies deck. The result is the images are given the context of the text (or vice versa) and your brain tries to give meaning to the mashup.

Many thanks to Josh Harrison, who is hosting the deck and tweaked his site specifically for this project. Thanks also to the admins, who explained to me how iframes work. As for why ASM is affiliated with the Human Kibble domain, I'm still working that one out.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

State of the Union

Brad Troemel has started a fierce debate regarding the state of internet art at the blog bien-pensant. You can read my comment and some amazing responses by community members and participators from the recent show BYOB organized by Rafael Rozendaal.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On a Tangent

It appears I've caught the vector bug from my last post. After Malevich was made in the GIMP, but it's a lot easier to manipulate planes and gradients on a computer if they're vector-based rather than raster-based. I use the open-source software Inkscape to produce vector images - it's kind of buggy at times, but it's a whole lot easier and safer than pirating Illustrator.

Here's a sneak peek of a project that I started this morning. It's referential to art history a bit, but not so much that most people won't get it. Sometimes it's better to steal.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

After Malevich

Click for full. This is a study of Kazimir Malevich's Morning in the Village After a Snowstorm that I've been working on for the past three weeks. I saw the painting when I visited the Guggenheim last month; immediately I wanted to explore using gradients in the same way that Malevich did, to boldly push and pull space. What better way to make gradients than on a computer?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Assorted Disorientations

Made this at IRL, and was really pleased with the effect. I tried this with webcam photos today (thanks to all contributors!):

Also futzed around with today - here are the results:

and lastly... Migrating Sunglasses

Cathedral 3

More tampering with the laws of nature in CSS. Cathedral 3

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dump IRL - Selected pics from setup/show

From left to right: Curator Lindsay Howard, founders Stefan Moore and Ryder Ripps, and anonymous artist

Animated tile by Chris Shier (the work can be viewed here)

"Ray" by anonymous (ed. Oct 2013)

Left to right: members Melipone and Frankhats

Working on my piece "In Rainbows" founder Scott Ostler

Gallery visitor standing in front of " Group Portrait" by Tom Moody

UPDATE: More pictures of the show here, taken by exhibiting artist/writer Erik Stinson. I also uploaded more photos to dump; you can see them in my log. Hit the previous button to page through.