Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Remember that old-school screensaver for Mac called Flying Toasters which was an After Dark module by Berkeley Systems? I was just feeling a bit nostalgic tonight so I looked it up on Wikipedia. I remember when all the computers @ my elementary school (the Mac LC's) had Flying Toasters installed...those were the days.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Video artist J. Michael Deane writes in his statement for
lucid.ludic that “situation is a collaboration after all,” and in this installation both he and the artist Sabina Ott take on the “situation” of the show as a site, a conversation, and an opportunity to create new work. “the secret impulses of a becoming-expressive musician bird” is the core of their exchange, a series of takes of caged song birds at a pet store. For Deane, the birds are found objects that he documents and reshoots (two of the monitors show images of the original birds captured off his own television). Ott’s conversation with Deane’s work is to use the language of painting - “color, texture, gesture, rhythm” - to set the stage for Deane’s five-channel video work. Finding objects in the gallery, and colors and rhythms in the video, she has painted the walls a Canary yellow, and created a landscape of colorful pedestals through which the image and sound of the birds resonate.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I am currently starting a couple of projects, the first being preliminary designs for a new kind of computer operating system. It is basically an offshoot of sorts of what the r3volude project was. I want to create an open-source 3D operating system based on OpenGL and other open-source technologies. The core idea of the OS is that it will require a broadband network connection and current 3D hardware, and that everything you do in the OS will be easily linked to any other thing you do on the computer or over the internet.

My other project is that I am designing my personal house of the future. I am going to design a home that is eco-friendly and loaded with the latest in computer and media technology, as well as integrated home-control systems. Come back later for updates on both of these undertakings.