October 31st, 2003
Futurism: Manifestos and Other Resources
Futurism was an international art movement founded in Italy in 1909. It was (and is) a refreshing contrast to the weepy sentimentalism of Romanticism. The Futurists loved speed, noise, machines, pollution, and cities; they embraced the exciting new world that was then upon them rather than hypocritically enjoying the modern world’s comforts while loudly denouncing the forces that made them possible. Fearing and attacking technology has become almost second nature to many people today; the Futurist manifestos show us an alternative philosophy.
Too bad they were all Fascists.
October 29th, 2003
Riverworld: I’m missing a lot of these…..
October 22nd, 2003
and while it cools down in this reversely ordered online world, let me just say that, YES, I know that the table-width is all messed up, and that’s its annoying me, too.
someday, these words will have no relevance, I hope.
October 22nd, 2003
OH MY GOD I BURNED MY TONGUE!
AHHH! AHHH! AHHH!
October 22nd, 2003
NEASDEN CONTROL CENTRE LTD – 2003: remind me to update the link-bar on the left. it’s out of date.
I got their book a few weeks ago and am slowly savoring it and letting its white-space vs. jumbled-crap pollute my mind. Ahhhhh. Had to order via Shakespeare & Co. to get it. Amazon couldn’t find it at all. Heh. Viva la Independents.
October 17th, 2003
blog.art: net.art with blogs
October 16th, 2003
Bad Cookie: good fortune will not befall you.
October 15th, 2003
Murakami’s Super-Frog Saves Tokyo: English translation.
After the Quake: review of volume that includes the previous short.
October 12th, 2003
Micronauts: 2002 reproductions. I’ve got some memories resurfacing so fast they’ve got the bends….
April post on Henshin Cyborg and related spawnings.
October 10th, 2003
Richard Kadrey on Sustainable Chaos: The Art of Getting Danger, Beauty and Madness back into Your Life
October 9th, 2003
Open Studio this Weekend! Open stained glass studio and house featuring works of the Art Bunch-Barbara Kapalski, water colors; Simone Kiven, pastels; George Strasburger, oils; Jay and Mary Ann Paulukonis, glass; Michael Paulukonis, digital collage; plus performances by Vanessa Norton. Additional music and entertainment on the lawn Saturday by Matthew Bonewicz. Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sunday noon-5:00 p.m.. UPDATE: it was good to see you there.
one of my new pieces in a crappy jpeg-edition. I’m looking for some good, cheap presentation software for slide-show-type presentations. But that allow for pausing, reversing, etc. Any suggestions?
Update 01.23.2005: there is now a semi-permanent (if not oft-updated) website for the Art Bunch.
October 8th, 2003
String Can Telephone:
You will need:
2 tin cans with one hole punched in bottom
1) Prior to the meeting, punch a hole in the bottom of each tin can using a nail and a hammer.
2) Thread string through hole in bottom of can and knot.
3) Pull string taut to ‘talk’ over the telephone.
Need more StringCanPhone? Join the tribe!
Let’s Talk Science! gives you the history and science.
food for thought: another Half-Bakery project.
from the brightly-colored folks at DK books.: ADULT HELP ADVISED. uses a button
PBS Zoom instructions, with kids’ feedback. uses paperclips.
Panasonic answers that important question: How do string phones work?
So does How Stuff Works. actually, so do most of these links.
Mike, aka Mr. Engineer, has produced a movie on making a “wireless phone,” and warns “Tin cans can be VERY sharp.”
Check out his other movies!
Moms and Dads, take note!: A Moment of Science
this spring-phone “Works better than the string version you had as a kid.” Although they note it’s in bad condition.
This set of stock photo images of cellphones includes kids on tin can phone.
Another stock photo.
Thing BIGGER: the Bucket Phone.
Even Alltel thinks they’re a good idea.
Tammy thinks they are only make believe telephones, but a good art project, nonetheless.
But MIT says it enables spoken communication between two spacially separated people in an elegant and amazingly simple way.
Incubus put them in their Anti-Gravity Love Song.
These nitpickers don’t think the network shown in 3 Ninjas would work. Nor is it hi-tech “because it’s connected to a rotating pole.”
Professor Putter has put together a tin-can Telefax. Perhaps.
Michael Morgan thinks you could use them marketing (scroll down).
Wired had a proposal for a worldwide tin-can phone network.
It’s CAT 5 compliant and is easily upgradeable to CAT 6!
Commando Theater!. They also like to Saran-wrap cars.
Jen Allen used one in this exhibit.
Building one might just help you to understand the communication evolution.
They’re perfect to put into your tent.
And handy when you’re in a Medieval Gameshow.
And definitely feature in a typical 1940s Boy’s room.
Okay. Who’s ready for the QUIZ.
If you’d like to manufacture your own papercups (for better quality control?), Alok Enterprises can set you up.
October 6th, 2003
The Surrogate of Live Pelt / K. HEATON ET AL.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
HERE WE HAVE
BROUGHT TO YOU BY A LENGTHY AND ARDUOUS PROCESS
BY WHICH NO FEWER THAN 64 TICKLE ME ELMOS WERE
TRAPPED from locations across America
SKINNED by The Industrialist
MEMORIALIZED by Btsy Rss
COVETED by The Sociopath
MOUNTED by The Taxidermist
REBIRTHED by The Alchemist
CHRISTENED by The Debutante
INDUCTED by The Fashionista
All for the creation of a
Carefully crafted from the pelts and electronics of
–64 PREVIOUSLY OWNED TICKLE ME ELMOS–