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Computational Unconsciousness: Does YouTube Dream of Electric Sheep?

Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 08:37:30 | Permalink

youtube algorithm shows 9/11 info below video of Notre Dame Cathedral burning

Computational Unconsciousness
Computational Unconsciousness as an emergent behaviour expressing itself on April 15, 2019.

The YouTube algorithm displayed information about the September 11, 2001 attacks below videos of the burning Notre Dame Cathedral.

The code was telling a story we all were unconsciously feeling.



The Here and Now of the Work of Art

Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 06:49:17 | Permalink

MediaCommons published my essay, and several examples of recent Cruft.

FIELD GUIDE a mediacommons project
Where can we locate Walter Benjamin’s legacy in the digital to post-digital landscape?

My contribution:
The Here and Now of the Work of Art



Making My Own Drawing Charcoal

Sun, Mar 24, 2019 @ 14:29:43 | Permalink

I saved my Christmas tree and cut small pieces and removed the bark placing them inside a new paint can.
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I saved my Christmas tree, and cut small pieces and removed the bark placing them inside a new paint can.

A small hole in the lid of the can, allows vapors and flame to escape, but also limits oxygen
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A small hole in the lid of the can, allows vapors and flame to escape, but also limits oxygen.

About an hour on the fire, all smoke and flames from the can stopped. I then allowed everything to completely cool. The charcoal can be seen in the can.
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About an hour on the fire, all smoke and flames from the can stopped. I then allowed everything to completely cool.

The charcoal draws with a smooth and silky mark.
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The charcoal draws with a smooth and silky mark.



Tea Drips

Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 12:35:17 | Permalink

tea drips

Tea Drips
Tea on Paper
13.5” x 15.5”
2019



Untitled Drawings

Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 08:06:31 | Permalink

untitled drawing 2
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Untitled Drawing #2
Charcoal and acrylic on cut and folded paper. 24” x 41”
November 24, 2018

untitled drawing 1
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Untitled Drawing #1
Charcoal and acrylic on cut and folded paper. 18” x 24”
November 24, 2018

untitled drawing 1
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Untitled Drawing #1 (detailed view)