“Driessens & Verstappen are fascinated by the idea that all the faces of all the people who have ever lived and will ever live, may be found within the enormous quantity of grains of sand existing on earth”.
“Human Computers: RR63+WP.png” is an installation/performance by Jeff Thompson that opened at Locust Projects in Miami last weekend. Over the course of six hours, 13 performers slowly decoded a single PNG file entirely by hand using only pencil and paper worksheets.
Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger: The Conference, 2010-2011
“Starring the Computer is a website dedicated to the use of computers in film and television. Each appearance is catalogued and rated on its importance (ie. how important it is to the plot), realism (how close its appearance and capabilities are to the real thing) and visibility (how good a look does one get of it). Fictional computers don’t count (unless they are built out of bits of real computer), so no HAL9000 – sorry.”
Laurie Spiegel Playing the Bell Labs Digital Synthesizer, better known as the Alles Machine or Alice, an experimental additive synthesizer designed by Harold G. Alles and Douglas Bayer at Bell Labs in 1977-78.
Windows ‘95 with Greta is the kind of stuff that makes me love the Internet. How else were we supposed to find this crazy stuff? Seriously, I’m grateful…
[via Dangerous Minds]
Be sure to find a giant african knife before you get started. And a chisel…
(Via Driveby Blogging)
ABC, Contact (satellite object suspended on fishrope), at XLGallery, Moscow…
Mi-Sex‘s (New Zealand/Australian new wave rock band) promo-video for the hit single ‘Computer Games’. October 1979. I’m fascinated…
Jammed up tight by red traffic lights
Advance one level on green
These opportune commuters
They’re blasting on thier hooters
I fidget with the digit dots
Frustration rules out there
As the XU-1 connects the spot
But the matrix grid don’t care
L’artista inglese Jack Strange ha appoggiato una palla di piombo sulla lettera G della tastiera. Va lasciata lì finchè il computer non crasha…
Non so voi, ma a volte mentre lavoro al computer mi viene un insano desiderio di incorporeità. Vorrei, come dire, sospendere il mio rapporto con la fisicità per poter lavorare senza la distrazione del mal di schiena, dei formicolii e delle varie scomodità da postura sbagliata. Nathaniel Katz riflette sulla questione e propone un’alternativa. E se ci infilassimo, anche fisicamente, dentro al computer?
p.s. la causa della mia assenza è un ennesimo trasloco. ma se tutto va bene la casa stavolta dovrebbe essere quella definitiva…