Hub

YouTube and The Human Experience

  Presenting Princess Shaw is a recent PBS Point of View (POV) film with a digital humanities focus about the human experience of the social media site, YouTube. The documentary film represents the reality of the struggles and perseverance of Samantha Montgomery also known as Princess Shaw, who is a musician living in New Orleans, Louisiana. She employs YouTube as a video dairy to tell her version of the impact of her current socioeconomic background and being a woman musician. Her YouTube channel is also a presentation platform to debut her songs. The film introduces Israeli producer Ophir Kutiel also…

Hub

Seeing the Edge: Augmented World Expo in Context with the year in VR Art

The Augmented World Expo (with satellites in Asia and Europe) is the SIGGRAPH for immersive media.  Held in Santa Clara, California, it is often the epicenter of new releases for the Augmented and Virtual Reality worlds.  Over the three days, there was a great deal that was becoming visible and others that were fading from sight.  Much of this had to do with the expanded trade floor, a large area for demos, experiences and play, and the talks themselves, which served as a framework for the rest of the event. And, within the talks, it was of note that much…

Hub

Terminal 4.0

For the final segment of the Terminal installation at Western Front in Vancouver, Canada, Terminal 4.0 reflects on the quality of sociability with social media sites. The web-based content for Terminal 4.0 is a social media platform entitled State of Exceptional Webnation that was built by a duo of artists. The platform is part of a larger critique concerning the saturation of image culture and media hyberbole with online communication. Jean-Paul Kelly’s essay, TERMINAL; INTERFACE is the first essay that was commissioned by Media Curator, Alison Collins for the Terminal project. His essay sets a reflective tone toward the progression…

Announcement, Hub

Kit Galloway – Networked Conversations

Interview with Kit Galloway, co-founder of the Electronic Café with Sherrie Rabinowitz ::: Monday, April 24, 6:00pm-7:00pm (PDT) / 9:00pm-10:00pm (EDT) ::: Networked Conversations is hosted by Randall Packer ::: live & online via Internet chat. Login & participate via Internet chat: https://connect.ntu.edu.sg/thirdspacenetwork/ Select “Guest,” type your name, and “Enter Room.” About Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz are widely recognized pioneering artists of communications art. They were among the first artists to begin exploring performance with satellite technologies in the 1970s, leading to their seminal work, Hole-in-Space in 1980. In 1984, they founded the Electronic…

Hub

Sad Tropics—Photography and Video Installation at The Front New Orleans

Sad Tropics—Photography and Video Installation at The Front New Orleans by Cristina Molina with Jonathan Traviesa What would usually take the average driver ten hours takes us two days. We set out from New Orleans for South Florida in the early morning, stuffing the car to its max capacity with snacks, presents, snorkel equipment, cameras, and clothes. Jonathan Traviesa, my collaborator and husband, has a long standing practice of making images of objects he sees along the road. This is why he insists that we take the coastal routes instead of expediting our trip on the highway. On the highway it would…

Hub

Terminal 3.0

Following the lineage of Terminal 1.0 and 2.0, Cyberspace is explored in Terminal 3.0 from a social and cultural context. The web-based content is a collection of essays that relate to network-based art and an active chat room for the duration of the exhibition. The chat room gives the online viewers an opportunity to interact with the Western Front New Media Curator, Alison Collins. Collins mentions at the end of her Terminal 3.0 introduction that she can be found lingering intermittently in the #westernfront chat room. I did take the time to choose a nickname for logging in and posted…

Hub

Fermenting at Flux: Live and Active Cultures (Part 3)

Presented by Christina Freeman, Flux Factory artist-in-residence and Visiting Assistant Professor, Haverford College Over the course of my residency at Flux Factory in Long Island City, New York, I am recording a series of studio visits with other artists-in-residence (aka Fluxers), as well as outside artists collaborating with Flux for its various public programs. Through its studio residency program, Flux Factory supports approximately 30 emerging artists each year from a range of creative disciplines and international locations. Flux commissions new work through quarterly exhibitions, and residents produce public events at a prolific pace. For this interview, Christina invited Caitlin Foley…

CAA, Conference, Events and Exhibitions, Hub, Resources

#CrisisPedagogy

HOW TO TEACH ART AND ART HISTORY UNDER CONDITIONS OF CRISIS? Teaching Resource Sharing Party Friday, February 17, 7-10pm e-flux, 311 E Broadway (accessible by B,D,F,J,M,Z trains) Bring your data! Flash drives, JPGs, PDFs, PPTs, lesson plans, syllabi, etc., or send files to crisispedagogy@gmail.com. Drinks and bites will be provided; additional contributions are welcome. Sponsored by the Society of Contemporary Art Historians, Sense of Emergency, Art History That, Association for Latin American Art, Association of Historians of American Art, the European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum, Material Collective, New Media Caucus, Queer Caucus for Art, US Latinx Art Forum, Visual…

Hub

3D Additivist Cookbook

Cookbooks tend to be written in the present tense and can thus become historical documents of social traditions. The 3D Additivist Cookbook is a reference to the utilization of a current technological medium for social and political response and an insight to networked cultural production. The content of the cookbook is formed from participants’ recipes, toolkits, theoretical writings and potential objects. Being published within the cookbook genre situates this text among a diversity of tastes, ranging from artists to writers who view the 3D printer beyond its ability to produce standard objects. Production from a 3D printer is categorized as an ingredient…

Hub

Terminal 2.0

This second part of my four part Hub blog series continues to discuss my singular interface experience of the Western Front’s virtual space of Terminal. Terminal 2.0 is a web presence that considers the impact of graphical user interfaces (GUI’s) on the progression of artists’ creative processes. In the early 1980’s, GUI’s offered a user-friendly visual means of making the operation of personal computers more accessible. These types of visuals are usually in the form of graphic icons or menus. The transition of computer operations from command-line interfaces to point and click devices transformed the manipulation and processing of imagery. The web…