July 1st, 2014
Mr. Benedetti made me aware of another review of Mr. Barney’s Cremaster series, that of one Outlaw Vern:
Synopsis: In this third installment in the popular slasher series, some guy wearing a pink kilt with a napkin in his mouth (Matthew Barney) is in a big white room, climbing around on shit. The Rockettes are there and also the bands Agnostic Front and Murphy’s Law. But just when things seem to be going well, this lady turns into some kind of half cheetah lady. Will the napkin guy be able to still climb around and shit? Meanwhile, there are some little hammer things that he keeps fondling.
Review: Well there has been alot of talk about the Cremaster franchise which this guy Matt Barney plays in art galleries and he thinks it is not a movie but actually a statue. That is why he refuses to release any of them on dvd except for this half hour excerpt from part 3. Because it is a statue.
tangential citings of Mr. Barney
BONUS ANIMATED GIF
May 26th, 2014
My third child, second son, freshest baby was born at 7:49am on Thursday, May 8.
There are no pictures of Anthony and Monkey at this point. whoops.
Sorry for not posting sooner. Things have been… hectic.
May 6th, 2014
Packt celebrates International Day Against DRM, May 6th
According to the definition of DRM on Wikipedia, Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a class of technologies that are used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders, and individuals with the intent to control the use of digital content and devices after sale.
However, Packt Publishing firmly believes that you should be able to read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want – to that end they have been advocates of DRM-free content since their very first eBook was published back in 2004.
To show their continuing support for Day Against DRM, Packt Publishing is offering all its DRM-free content at $10 for 24 hours only on May 6th. Check it out!
NB: I was offered two free ebooks to promote this event with the above. I like the books Packt puts out, I like things being DRM-free.
See more about the International Day Against DRM at Defective By Design, a campaign of the Free Software Foundation.
April 25th, 2014
Continuing my obsession with that Picasso picture, I’ve created three small glitch-gifs.
I’m using a small processing app.
Adapted from some code found online.
I don’t see myself suddenly becoming a “glitch artiste” (ahem). But it is a fun aesthetic; even when the results are crap they can still be quite dynamic. Cheap thrills!
My end-goal is to adapt these processes to images of text, and then see where that leads.
To those ends, I started cataloging some glitch/processing-glitch sources.
April 24th, 2014
Earlier this month, I took Monkey out for ice cream. He eats it veeery slowly – lots of licks, but only with the tip of his tongue.
April 23rd, 2014
Once upon a time, a long time ago, I used to scribble on post-it-notes and then scan them in.
Once, I combined the images into a gif:
and even put it online.
I’ve since lost the original images, or have them buried on the hard-drive of a computer I haven’t turned on in a year.
But gif-explode.com just got them back!
April 15th, 2014
I’ve automated the process that build the gif in kosmic.loop.art. It’s preliminarily online at github.io with the source-code, unsurprisingly, on github.
Here’s the revised gif:
original, for reference:
They’re not in sync, since the speed is faster on the revised version.
April 4th, 2014
Generated by a project I’m working on. Encoding by the jsgif project.
Source image (seen briefly in animation):
No idea why I had this. Something to illustrate some arcane point arcanely in a forum, probably.
I have no idea where I got this. Probably google-images. Also found at Rave Flyers in the 90s. Which looks like FUN.
See also: rave preservation project (which has a BORING click-filled interface), flyers from the rave project archive, and some flickr collections of rave flyers.
UPDATE 2014.04.15: Automated version.
March 28th, 2014
Found in a thread on Jodorowsky’s Dune. Illustrating an ancillary source of inspiration for the collaborationists.