An architect talks about her data maps of urban conflict from Brooklyn to Aleppo.
“The Internet is a predatory network that is, on one side, potentially a very coercive tool of totalitarian power and, on the other side, a tool that will increasingly be used to allocate rights and privileges through commercial means. Can we envision a different kind of network?”
A collective of three artists on their installations, a fusion of technology, architecture, the Internet, and real-life materials.
Poet Andrew Durbin on celebrities, the real, and living online.
Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.
Hotelart.us on guerrilla-style curating, online galleries and why we really go to art openings.
Amy Adler on artist’s rights, the impact of conceptual art on law, and Texts from Hillary.
Levi Rubeck talks about Ben Pease’s poetry channeling new digital media, personal history and psyche, and science fiction movies in his latest book of poetry Wichman Cometh.
Netartist Jon Rafman’s Kool-Aid Man avatar is one of his primary characters, taking appointments and leading tours through Second Life worlds both utopian and fetishistic, as well as starring in still images and films directed by Rafman himself, which humorously contrast the avatar’s round red body with the super-sexy alter egos more commonly seen in Second Life. He speaks with Lindsay Howard about his work. Featuring an original Kool Aid Man in Second Life video!
Joining the online virtual world Second Life requires choosing an avatar, which can be customized if you know what you’re doing. I didn’t, so my choice of the default “girl next door” was more a choice not to be “cybergoth” or “Harajuku.”