dilluns, 23 de juliol de 2018

Life in Code - Ellen Ullman

(...) les marques a l'asfalt m'indicaven que s'aproximava alguna cosa. Al principi, van venir els topògrafs, després, els homes amb els esprais de colors explosius i fluorescents. Taronja, vermell, blau, groc i un blanc encegador. Diamants, quadrats, "zetes", cercles, fletxes; línies rectes, línies discontínues, angles rectes, línies ondulades. Telefònica, Endesa, Gas Natural i el Departament d'Obres Públiques. Aigua, electricitat, clavageram, telèfon, cable. Tot allò que jau sota terra, als subterranis de la civilització.

(traducció personal)
(2017, p. 97)

dilluns, 16 de juliol de 2018

Sputnik

en Marshall McLuhan diu que quan es va llançar l'Sputnik, una professora va demanar als seus alumnes de segon curs que escrivissin alguna cosa.
també diu que a cada nou avenç, els humans reaccionem amb una actitud conservadora.
davant la por que produeix aquest gran canvi, si us plau, almenys tu, segueix igual.
un dels nens va escriure:

The stars are so big,
the Earth is so small,
Stay as you are.


dimarts, 10 de juliol de 2018

The Computer Programme (1): It's Happening Now (Introduction to Computing)

DJ Spooky about Duchamp

"well, at the end of the day, whenever you guys see this image and you see me speaking: this is a found image that you're going to be seeing from this, edited, spliced, diced and put sompleace on a website, server or in a videoclip. so the pun here is that I and the words I am speaking can be sampled and probably maybe will be so the image and the recording itself is going to be a found experience and what I want people to think about DJ culture and mixes and the kind of style that I look at, that inspired my DJing and my art and my writing, we're saying what happens when composition and compositional strategy kind of blur. So it's a process because anybody can take this image of these sounds and run with it in any direction. For all I know you can edit me into Mickey Mouse and Mickey Mouse could be speaking about Duchamp and a remix of Warhol photoshooped over it or something and that would be the same kind of pun. Here we are in the 21st century where the artist has to use software not only as a basic tool but also to say look the 20th century was about mass production, that's what shoppers do. The 21st century to me at least is about mass customization where you're always gonna make your own version, that's what the playlist is about on your iPod, that's what when you upload your cameras and images online to Flickr and so on that's the same thing, same thing happens with Wikipedia when people are selecting bits and pieces of discourse, so it's becoming a kind of a vocabulary that many people are familiar with in the DJ and artists are someone who navigate these kinds of informational terrain. So hopefully you guys out there in the world just keep that in mind, that's what makes it all kind of spooky".

GLASS HOUSE (Dir. Zoe Beloff)

dilluns, 2 de juliol de 2018

findable - Elementary Treatise on Mechanics

There is no force, however great,
can stretch a cord, however fine,
into a horizontal line,
which is accurately straight.

William Whewell


Darren Wershler ho explica

les cortines ballen amb l'aire que exhalo amb les paraules que encara no t'he dit

no sóc a casa però sé que les finestres estan tancades i les persianes abaixades i que no hi entra ni la més lleugera brisa i sé, també, que...