Thinkings at Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure will be hosting my three-part discussion series called “Thinkings: How computers change the way we see by altering the way we think.”

Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Drawing Machine at Southern Exposure Monster Drawing Rally

I participated in the Monster Drawing Rally put on by community arts and education oganization Southern Exposure as a fundraiser. 100 artists drew live for an hour and they sell the results. I used an 80's era pen plotter to do my drawings. I had written a java driver for the  HP7475 and created a number of sketches based on a recursive tree algorithm.

Obama's State of the Union 2010 Visualized

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address has been analyzed and visualized at the State of the Union website. The address was delivered to Congress and the American people by the President on January 27th.

The CIA Talks

I will be speaking about my work for The CIA Talks, a series of presentations by people working at the intersection of art and technology sponsored by the Conceptual Information Arts (CIA) program in the Art Department of San Francisco State University.

Thursday, October 29 from 10:45-11:45am, Fine Arts, Room 538.

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Star Spangled Banner

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, I collaborated with Lee Montgomery on a musical protest: the star spangled banner played backwards five times.

Southern Exposures 11th Annual Monster Drawing Rally

I particpated again in the SoEx MDR with my HP7475. This year I had time to program a more sophisticated application for the machine. I output line drawings based on the Abu Ghraib photos with a text by Judith Butler. They all sold quickly, as did some warm up drawings of "Perlin Clocks".

Britain Apologizes for Castrating Alan Turing

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologized for the treatment of Alan Turing and praised his contributions to the defeat of Fascism through breaking the German Enigma code.

Published in Vague Terrain

My Inscription of the Girly Man piece was published in the online journal Vaugue Terrain this month (January 2009). The journal included my essay "The Language of Machines."

Questions for artists

This new website is about the questions asked of artists:

The submission of the artist to questioning is an unavoidable aspect of art practice. The interview, the artist talk, the grant application, the studio visit, the critique, etc. -- all occasions for interrogation. It seems that the very identity of the artist is constructed inside of that interrogative process.

2008 State of the Union Address Analyzed

President George W. Bush's final State of the Union address will be analyzed as well as televised thanks to the State of the Union website, a software art project by Brad Borevitz. The address is scheduled to be delivered to Congress and the American people by the President on January 28th. Within an hour after the text of the speech is released, visitors to the website at will be able to see the results.