Art is a Form of Encryption:
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Art is a Form of Encryption:

Laura Poitras in Conversation with Lynn Hershman Leeson | PEN America https://pen.org/interview/laura-poitras-conversation-lynn-hershman-leeson Long before the digital revolution and virtualization of identities became part of our everyday lives, American artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson created surrogate personas and investigated issues of surveillance, interfacing of humans and technology, and media as a tool to counter censorship … Continue reading

Matt Mullican: Beyond the Planetarium
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Matt Mullican: Beyond the Planetarium

“I went from being surrounded by things—dealing with how we name them and how we experience our environment through naming—to the opposite end of the spectrum: starting with nothing, then calling the objects into being.” —Matt Mullican, “Planetarium“ Planetarium: Matt Mullican A digital project, part of And Yet It Moves Matt Mullican was born in 1951 and currently … Continue reading

Rebels
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Rebels

His Excellency Francisco da Costa Gomes, ComTE, GOA (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɐ̃ˈsiʃku dɐ ˈkɔʃtɐ ˈɡomɨʃ]; 30 June 1914, in Chaves – 31 July 2001, in Lisbon, Lapa) was a Portuguese military officer and politician, the 15th President of the Portuguese Republic (the second after the Carnation Revolution). [source: wikepedia and DuckDuckGo image search] For most of us in … Continue reading

R.I.P Hema Upadhyay
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R.I.P Hema Upadhyay

[image] Hema Upadhyay, “Modernization” (photo by Anil Rane, image courtesy Chemould Prescott Road and the artist) The Important Work of Indian Artist Hema Upadhyay, Murdered at 42 by Anuradha Vikram on December 15, 2015 News of artist Hema Upadhyay’s death in Mumbai over the weekend has stunned the international art community. Upadhyay, 42, was a painter and mixed media artist who … Continue reading

Silicon Valley exploits time and space to extend the frontiers of capitalism
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Silicon Valley exploits time and space to extend the frontiers of capitalism

[image] A Google Project Loon balloon which aims to provide Wi-Fi connections from the edges of space. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images (Retrieved fromhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/29/silicon-valley-exploits-space-evgeny-morozov#img-1 Silicon Valley exploits time and space to extend the frontiers of capitalism Evgeny Morozov Satellites, drones and balloons can make global connectivity a reality – but this space race is about profits not altruism … Continue reading