Posted on 12 January 2010, 1:33, by Stefan, under Arte, Photo, Web.
We grew out of Andreas Gursky a couple months back, after we received an email from a copyright protection company that works for him, in which they kindly and subtly threatened to sue. That’s precisely why we savored this piece by Florian Freier as much as we did. In it, he uses Google Earth to recreate a large scale photograph taken by Gursky in Bahrain, which he later printed himself… I wish there was a free high res download of it so that EVERYONE could print their own Gursky without the fear of being threatened by the dog artist and his posse.
Yet, in any case, you can check out the “making of” video here:
We can’t think of a better way of starting off the big ‘10 than laughing at other peoples misery! Of course, we don’t really mean that…We do in turn want to take a moment to thank all of you for your continuous support! Therefore, we wish each and every one of you the very best this new year, and hope you’ll enjoy this epic Wall of FAIL as much as we do!
Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader first stunned us with their Clowns. Not surprisingly, they’ve done it again. This time around they successfully combined two technologies we love (animated gifs and augmented reality) for a stunning fashion spread for Spiral Mag.
Put this baby on full screen and enjoy the ride. In reality, New Stripes is an interactive video/site by Mitch Trale for a song by Restless People, although if you ask me the experience is much more worthwhile without the audio. It’s dope!
Temporary.cc is an incredible internet-based project by Zach Gage that deletes itself until it no longer exists..
According to Gage, for each unique visitor it receives, Temporary.cc deletes part of itself. These deletions change the way browsers understand the website’s code and create a unique (de)generative piece after each new user. Because each unique visit produces a new composition through self-destruction, Temporary.cc can never be truly indexed, as any subsequent act of viewing could irreparably modify it… Eventually, like tangible media, Temporary.cc will fall apart entirely, becoming a blank website. Its existence will be remembered only by those who saw or heard about it.
You can check out the site’s destruction, as documented by myself after 4 visits to the site, following the jump!
Imagine an Internet where banner ads would be turned into contemporary art… Wouldn’t that be nice? Well, its now possible as a free Firefox extension thanks to the Add-Art project by Brooklyn-based artist Steve Lambert. Add-Art is a collaborative project based on open source technologies developed ad the Eyebeam OpenLab (where Steve is a Senior Fellow) with the support of Rhizome Commissions, and open to the collaboration of curators.
Here’s an introductory video for those of you that refuse to believe what you read: