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Upcoming Talk (National Library, Wellington): Surveillance, Privacy & Space in the Age of Social Media — Kathleen M. Kuehn, PhD

I’ll be giving a talk this Thursday on the way social media, digital apps and mobile technologies have turned ‘mapping’ into an everyday practice. We regularly ‘check in’, location-tag digital photos, create virtual maps, and publicise, write about and visually document our experience with and within space. As a result, the way we create, represent […] … Continue reading

Spectacle, Speculation, Spam
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Spectacle, Speculation, Spam

a conversation between theory and practice (and lots more) by Alan Warburton: “A presentation I made for the Edge of Frame Weekend seminar at The Whitechapel gallery in East London, December 2016. Artists, curators and academics were asked to explore where experimental animation practice sits in relation to independent animation, visual art, histories and institutions. Rather than … Continue reading

Invisible Images
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Invisible Images

(Your Pictures Are Looking at You) http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/invisible-images-your-pictures-are-looking-at-you/ By TREVOR PAGLEN We need to learn how to see a parallel universe composed of activations, keypoints, eigenfaces, feature transforms, classifiers, training sets, and the like. But it’s not just as simple as learning a different vocabulary. Formal concepts contain epistemological assumptions, which in turn have ethical consequences. … Continue reading

I’ve been impregnated with a false memory system.
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I’ve been impregnated with a false memory system.

“Then at one time an authentic Garland existed,” Phil Resch said. “And somewhere along the way got replaced.” His sharklike lean face twisted and he struggled to understand. “Or — I’ve been impregnated with a false memory system. Maybe I only remember Garland over the whole time. But — ” His face, suffused now with growing torment, continued … Continue reading

“I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance”
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“I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance”

Here’s a fascinating post from Art Blart (aka: Dr. Marcus Bunyan). Its an archival project from the The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) who are currently running an exhibition on the runaway slave Sojourner Truth, who was an abolitionist, feminist, and orator during the 1800’s and the American Civil War. It not … Continue reading