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Month September 2010 Review Review -Wes Jackson is in its own words, “a moderated database to which people are welcome to submit projects they consider to be interesting examples of software art.”  Launched in January of 2003 it is a truly unique site. The design maintains a very 2003 feel while linking the visitor to some of [...]


-Liz “The ‘online-only’ exhibition of net art at a museum website seems to have advantages in that it preserves the original context of how the art is supposed to be seen, but poses the problem that the institution has only limited control over how a work is experienced by the viewer.” – Christiane Paul, Artport [...]

Making Things Public

Looking at Making Things Public Andrew Nealon Making Things Public debuted March 19, 2005 at the Karlruhe Center for Art and Media Technology. The multi-media, multi-theme exhibition, curated by German contemporary artist and film artist Peter Weibel and philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour, followed Latour’s previous exhibition on iconoclasm (Iconoclash). Concerned with “the things of [...]

Revised Readings for 10/5 and 10/2

Please note that I posted a slightly revised syllabus, on which I’ve moved some of the readings we were originally scheduled to discuss on 10/5, to 10/12 (you’ll see those changes reflected in the Readings section, too). Lightening your reading load for 10/5 should give you more time to work on your project proposals.

Novel Told Through Emails

I stumbled on this accidentally and realized it might relate to our discussions on the materiality of text, since this novel is told through email exchanges between the characters, and emailed to subscribers (readers) each day.

The Smithsonian Commons

“[The Smithsonian Commons are] the centerpiece of the Smithsonian’s Web and New Media Strategy – a new part of our digital presence dedicated to stimulating learning, creation and innovation through open access to Smithsonian research, collections and communities… The Smithsonian Commons will be vast, findable, shareable and free.“ -          Michael Edson, the Smithsonian’s Director of [...]

Material/Immaterial: Affinties

A Review of Selected Online Exhibits at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History By Alex Campolo Entering the virtual lobby at homepage of the National Museum of American History, one gets the feeling of standing on solid (for the Internet, at least) ground. Corporate sponsorship, institutional endowments, and a large staff of researchers ensure [...]

The Original Copy: A Panel Discussion on Photography and Sculpture

The Original Copy: A Panel Discussion on Photography and Sculpture This panel discussion is moderated by Roxana Marcoci, curator of the exhibition, The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today. Panelists include George Baker, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Vice Chair, UCLA Department of Art History; Mark Godfrey, Curator, Tate Modern; [...]

Secret History of the Dividing Line, A True Account in Nine Parts

Friday, September 10, 2010 at 7:30pm
Secret History of the Dividing Line, A True Account in Nine Parts
177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn

The Life Of The Object: An Experimental Workshop And Conference On Production, Consumption, and Creative Reuse In American Culture (Apr 2011, Madison USA)

(This image is pretty fantastic, too.) The Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) Conference at The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sponsored by the UW Art History Department, the Material Culture Certificate Program, the Material Culture Focus Group, the Art History Grad Forum, and the Chipstone Foundation. April 7-11, 2011 Deadline for submission: 15 October 2010 Historians and [...]