Saturday, October 17, 2015

A New PhD Program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance

Here's another new thing that I am involved with:

The Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance (IAWP) unit is an interdisciplinary digital arts and humanities research unit with a practice-based PhD. Core faculty collaboratively investigate past and present forms of digital art, writing, and performance and offer graduate students a hands-on, experiential-based learning environment in which to explore emerging forms of creativity triggered by practice-based research methodologies.

The research conducted in the program reflects the rapidly transforming knowledge systems and digital media economies emerging from the substantial technological shifts currently taking place in our society. Digital creative work and critical media literacy play a defining role in our information society and are transforming all aspects of contemporary life, including the way many professional visual artists, multimedia performers, writers, publishers, digital humanists and archivists pursue their practice.

More here [...]

Friday, September 04, 2015

Most Popular Post

It's been almost nine years since I started this blog and yes, like most bloggers from the Naughties, I have slowed down my posting considerably (though I did manage to to turn the blogs into two books).

Checking out my stats for the first time in years, I see that this post, titled Snapshot of New York (Still-Life or Time-Trip?), was my most viewed post of all time. It refers to something that I now call Internet photography (or, when I'm feeling especially wordy, digital thoughtography). I'll let you see for yourself...

Thursday, September 03, 2015

ICYMI Part Two

1. Micro-Cinematic Essays on the Life and Times of Marcel Duchamp dba Conceptual Parts, Ink (a concept album on conceptual art, specifically an attempt to remix the notes found inside Duchamp's Green Box as sound art - co-created with Chad Mossholder)

2. an excerpt from 29 Inches: A Long Narrative Poem (thank you Ed Dorn, William Carlos Williams and Madeline Gins)

3. Play all the Remixes (tastes from my remixthebook project as performed by over 25 artists, musicians, theorists, poets, net artists et al)

4. The remixthebook course seems to be attracting a lot of external links from various syllabi too

5. Oh, the book, you can remix too!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

ICYMI: A Sampling

1. My interview with Creators Project about glitch art, net art, and the Spy State Economy

2. Lake Como Remix (yes, you should wear headphones and view at full screen)

3. Crapshoot (you can't do e-lit without at least attempting to remix this classic work by Mallarmé why not a web app?)

4. Locus Solus (the centenary translation from the original French - and I don't even speak the language, so imagine how it reads!)

5. My new day job

Keywords: Mark Amerika, glitch, web apps, Locus Solus, Roussel, CMCI, IAWP

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wasted (for Charles Baudelaire)

(for Charles Baudelaire)

One must be forever stoned: that is the sole reason for living. If you wish to move beyond the inevitable feelings you generally associate with the horrible burden of Time as it bruises your body and bends you toward the soil beneath the earth, you must be stoned without cease. But how? With weed, with prose poems, with irreparable desire, with what you please. But be high. And if sometimes, on the steps of a recreational dispensary, or on the perfectly manicured green grass in a popular city park that's easy to score the bud you desire, or even in the dull loneliness of your studio where you lack the necessary inspiration to trigger your ineluctable new work of art, you wonder why it has all come to this, an attempt to alter the faux representation of what has been handed to you as real, you should confidently approach the fragmented chip of potent wax that awaits your vapor torch and, without a moment's hesitation, wake up to your vibrant surroundings and inhale the centuries. If, after a time, your total wastedness should already be waning or gone, ask of the wind, of the wave, of the cloud, of the star, of the kiteboard, of the iWatch; ask of all that scurries, all that sighs, all that floats, all that spins, all that screams, all that articulates, ask of these the hour; and wind and wave and cloud and star and kiteboard and watch will answer you: "It is the hour to be baked! Lest you be the martyred slave of Time, you must totally cook yourself, so be stoned without cease! With weed, with prose poems, with irreparable desires, or with whatever cannabis-laced edible is easiest to ingest."

The short work above is an excerpt from a forthcoming collection of short fictions written in parallel to the legalization of marijuana in states such as Colorado (where I live most of the year) and Oregon (where I maintain an active studio practice during the summer). More excerpts forthcoming in other venues and media ...

Keywords: Colorado, marijuana, fiction, art, culture, literature

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Hawaii Effect: An Abecedary

The Hawaii Effect: An Abecedary


The Art of Being An Artist*

A loha
B ody
C reativity
D ynamism
E nergy
F ood
G iven
H allucination
I ntuition
J uggler (of Gravity)
K ailua
L aughter
M indfulness
N othingness
O cean
P ath
Q uery
R emix
S pirit
T echne
U ltraviolet
V ision
W alking
X M L (eXperiential mark-up language)
Y outhfulness
Z entropic

* anartist

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Silicon Beach (Coda)

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Silicon Beach 20

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Silicon Beach 19

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Silicon Beach 18

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Silicon Beach 17

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Silicon Beach 16