two interesting people

Some interesting people aside from the obvious listed at the bottom of the page here,

Rosa Menkman Blog Videos
Evan Meaney Site

“At very least, glitch-art functions as a reminder that the technology of digital production and information theory remains as an inexorable collaborator in
all works of digital propagation and therefore should be treated as significant.” – (Evan Meaney. ‘on glitching’)

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Restoration at the Orsay

DSC_0220, originally uploaded by Iman.

I was in Paris last week and apart from being visually inspired till my eyes bled. I saw this little gem at the Musee d’Orsay, it was a very large canvas, that was being restored, the white bits of sticky tape you see on it were presumably the bits that were being restored, or just underneath the bits that required restoration.

Anyway, the point is such a flagrant intervention of a classic painting is very interesting and striking, as is the glitch, if it were intervening on a canvas.

I keep wondering how i can modify a classic countryside painting.

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Developments in PhD territory / Status

okay so this summer, is the summer of development, or at least starting the development cycle and setting things up for development.

I’m just back from a sensory art binge in Paris and I’m pretty thrilled to have seen some really nice work. The excitement I felt there and now is just what i need.

Before I left three significant things happened.

  • I had a meeting with Derek, it was a personal development review meeting and we briefly touched upon my PhD amongst other topics. It was a really positive boost and Im happy to have had that period of time with him unfettered by phonecalls and other engagements
  • I had a pretty long conversation with Ant, about choosing a title or brand for my development work (i always start things off this way), the conversation was a little retrospective, in terms of the book, and how we’ve individually spent the past few years
  • I started thinking about, what common points each of the multiple projects id like to work on have, as in, if I had a special development blog area for each, what needs do all my projects or my way of working through problems share, which can turn into milestones, development points which are gradually resolved over time. Will it all turn into a giant todo list?
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