Josh Mack blogging at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts, and occasionally on; bicycles, politics, Brooklyn, parenting, crafts, and good reading. Currently helping to build a new NYC neighborhood news site - nearsay.com, that celebrates the voices that make our city. Subscribe to the daily newsletter it gives you what you need to know.
Bob sitting across from Marina Abramovic. Showed this to a colleague who said it was like watching a mime version of a prisoner talking to his wife across an invisible partition, at the time it was very funny. He did not cry.
My mother's play SEVEN was performed tonight as part of The Daily Beast's Woman in the World Summit. Hillary Clinton introduced it, and Meryl Streep played Inez McCormack, the Northern Irish civil right's leader who my mother interviewed and who has become her good friend. I can't wait to hear how ir went, and since she has no idea about Twitter (and I also don't want to explain what it is) I thought I would post this photo and screen shot of the #seven hashtag.
I asked her why Nanofarming was an art project rather than a science experiment. ”Nanofarming is both an art and a science. What artists bring to the dialogue is a visualization of the impossible. That’s not what most scientists do. Maybe physicists.”
Really nice article in a new blog called The Greenest, about my wife Bryony's "nanofarm" installation at The Old Stone House Park in Park Slope. Tonight we will be eating the mustard greens that were growing on one of the lampposts.
Excited to have found this via alleyinsider. I'd read about the titles and wanted to see them almost more than the movie. And as you who are also parents of toddlers know, I'll most likely rent the movie so it was looking like it was going to be awhile.
This morning I logged into Facebook and saw that both Bob Stein and Eric Swenson had both RSVPd for an event called Net Art 1.0. So knowing that it had to be hip and cutting edge, of course, I clicked through to learn more and discovered add-art.org. It is an eyebeam project that combines ad-blocker with a curated art show. The ad spaces on websites are replaced with shows that go up for 2 weeks and contain the work of 5-8 digital artists whose work is described on the shows curator page.
The project leverages AdBlock Plus which along with an earlier version have been downloaded over 26 million times. The ad-art site writes, "With the overwhelming popularity of adblockers, if Add-Art were to attract 5% of existing users, the numbers would be in the hundreds of thousands. Add-Art can bring contemporary art to the desktops of all types of people at home and in their workplace - all over the world." I've loaded it, blocked my ads which I was ignoring anyway and have now seen the show. I really liked Vivan Selbo's work but I think I'm going to turn the ads back on for now for some more ignorable background variety.
This is one of the sculptures in the BWAC summer show at Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can see one the waterfalls in the background. Tonight Union Hall is curating free music here. Should be a great time. I
Bill Wood was a commercial photographer in Ft. Wort, Texas in the 50's and 60's whose archives were purchased by Diane Keaton in the 1988. Now his photos are out in a book and in an exhibition at ICP. (via VSL)