Art is inside your self

Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art.
— Brian Eno

Let’s split up and look for clues

Somewhat random collection of things this week. Starts out quite techy: online fanfiction, public licences, leaks, robotic prostheses and gaming consoles; ends up quite arty: tables without legs, funny looking houses, statues to creep you out, and so on. Somewhere in the middle there’s a mish mash of humour, music, advice, history and detox.

Going by the first article, had all things worked out, this should have been posted a day or two earlier:

Screw them, it will always be a hard ‘g’ gif here.

Go stand by the coroner

And another week quickly draws to a close. So fast. Time needs to slow down or something, it must be getting old by now right? Definitely the right period in life to slow down, smell the roses, relax and put up its feet, or whatever time uses to move about.

This time around there’s plenty of everything and a few of whatever is left. I think I may have even avoided talking about the Big G for a change. Interspersed between all the humour this time are a lot of art and/or design articles, some things about books, virtual currency mining, Yahoo being serious and free beers. Oh, and apparently there is a new Microsoft product being released soon.

But first, social media suicide is apparently a bad thing:

And yes, no mention of that product at all.

I like to think that the people there notice me

And the week has flown by again. Leaving all plans in its dust. This week though has seen the Big G’s I/O conference begin – though it’s disappointing to not hear about cosplayers dressing up as their favourite Google apps.

To make up for that let down, this time around there’s lots of talk about the glass, as one might expect. There’s also lots of fun science thing to read about, astronomy, neurology and biology, as well as plenty on new technology, including an interesting piece on the new drones and just what their proliferation may entail. As you scan down the list you’ll find a lot of art and design articles, some really interesting things. And that’s a lot less than originally planned as well.

Read on and enjoy:

Oh, and don’t fear losing your privacy, soon enough you’ll never have had any to begin with.

That is super creepy

And here’s another long list of things from this week. It would have been shorter, except life doesn’t always work out that way. So before it gets so long as to be nearly untenable, here’s the interesting parts. And at the same time manage to cover pretty much every category that’s been used already.

Pathology and anonymity, musicians and magicians, and jedi and Google glass. Consoles and attention spans, confusing computers and grown ups alike, and buildings and beverages. Role playing and karaoke, and Deadpool and Google glass. And it all ends with a final simulation:

Don’t lose your head.