Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Inside Joke

Sunday, May 23, 2010


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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Doodles of the week

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Six Gradients

I've been fooling around on the image-saturated chatroom (NSFW) lately, and it's been a real eye opener with regard to communication. Something really special happens in this chatroom - people communicate with pictures instead of words, almost entirely. A person will post an image as a thought, and if it's catchy enough, others will riff off of it. It kind of reminds me of the Merry Pranksters commune, with its microphones, delay boxes and speakers scattered across a forest, so that the hippies living there could share a 'rap' fast and get other people rapping off of it. dump also reminds me of Terence McKenna's accounts of the 'Machine Elves' he perceived while under the influence of DMT - inhabitants of a strange world that communicated through objects rather than semantically.

More on this later, but one last thought: without the internet, all of these images would be utterly ephemeral. All of these images would be quickly forgotten outside of the context of the internet. Reproducibility defeats temporality, and we'll still be listening to the Beatles in 2064.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Seinfeld without Laughtrack

Can't embed due to the copyright claim.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Sunday, May 9, 2010

More Medium Investigation

More generative stuff, but first an image I made a sketch of yesterday and finished this evening:

Working on a face/mask generator. I think that they look like Kachina dolls.

Also, I have another 'fish tank' - type generator right now. In addition to image remixing and juxtaposition, it pulls quotes from text files that I provide and captions its collages. As one round informed me, 'postmodernism is juxtaposition.'

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Project Update