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In Response: Mediastructures, Prototypes and Collective Prosthesis

In Response: Mediastructures, Prototypes and Collective Prosthesis

In her 2012 paper Mediastructures, prototypes and collective prosthesis: Digital facades as public infrastructures [1] which I’ve linked below for your convenience Nerea Calvillo proposes a world where instead of our public spaces being dominated by large format digital signage under the control of media advertisers and the moneyed elite a new and egalitarian platform...

Arcada

Nobody could remember exactly when the machine actually appeared but there was no doubt that it had been suddenly and recent. It stood menacingly in the corner of the bar, a black shadow. It didn’t so much not reflect light as it did drink it. Occasionally an ominous bassy warble would escape from the brooding...
Tiny Datum

Tiny Datum

This is part two of two. In my last post I promised to tell you what the new shape of the Tiny Datum installation is. Tiny Datum is a response to the indiscriminate gathering of personal data by governments and big businesses in the form of a disgruntled robot office worker[1] by the name of...
Tiny Datum

Tiny Datum

This post is part one of two. The Brief For this assessment we propose the theme Tiny Datum. As a provocation and opposition to Big Data, Tiny Datum is something that displays and interacts with a very small number of data points during its existence. Tiny Datum’s data does not have to be stored or...

Daemons, Robots, Avatars, and Servitors

Daemons In multitasking computer operating systems, a daemon (/ˈdiːmən/ or /ˈdeɪmən/) is a computer program that runs as a background process, rather than being under the direct control of an interactive user. Traditionally, the process names of a daemon end with the letter d, for clarification that the process is, in fact, a daemon, and...

Nobuyuki ASCIIahara

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Eidolon

Eidolon

With Eidolon I am exploring playful methods of several ideas at the same time. My interests in Internet history, net art, and digital archival. See my previous post Colophon for a slightly more in-depth analysis of these subjects. Some thoughts I had regarding this were: A respectful and non-pastiche way of contextualising the entire collection...