Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Our relationship with this Earth.

This is like Planet Earth except it talks about human ecology. The shots are really magnificently beautiful, depicting incredible natural phenomena I didn't even know existed. Very important for every human being to watch I think.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Measuring the Universe

A mapping of sorts, Roman Ondak's "Measuring the Universe"

RIP: A Remix Manifesto
this is the website for the movie, you can download and watch it. (if you want...)

Aesthetically Pleasing Transit Benches

Very attractive street furniture designed by BMW. The Metro40 Collection. Designed for public transit systems, to make traveling around a city more aesthetically pleasing.

I like the one comment at the bottom by someone named Oliver: great design-maybe too cool for the public...

Mapping from Memory

I had seen this a year or two ago and thought it was just incredible... it took some digging, but I found it again.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Just for giggles.





STILL DEATHI DARFUR STILL DEAF?, Venice Italy. 2007. Vanessa Beecroft.

See more performances, videos and drawings at her web page.


Don't really know much about writing. But I figured I'd post something I was inspired to write down while taking notes on Trialectics of Spatiality and maybe get some feedback?

Simultaneous worlds/pernicious metropolises
Born without knowing into U N I V E R S E cities/raised by misunderstandings about space and time 
as well as w/health and happiness. 

Labyrinthian cataclysms reek havoc 250 THOUsand years and counting. 
Screams and songs ring muffled in air occasionally achieving awesome harmony. 
Confusion has a heavenly horizon...
for those who look up
every witch way and every  where.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

This American Life 

Host Ira Glass is coming to MICA... 45 dollars a ticket?

"Stories of people who find themselves in situations far from the beaten path, where there are no guidelines and no useful precedents, including the return of Squirrel Cop."

Friday, September 25, 2009

More on First and Third Space Collision

Veronica posted a video earlier of Aaron Weiss, singer from mewithoutyou getting illegally tazered (and getting away). There is a video of him being interviewed about his thoughts on why bleak, poverty stricken landscapes exist in Philadelphia (as in other cities). I've posted the interview below:

An Electron Riding on a Light Ray

A beautiful video shot by scientists, of an electron moving on a light wave. This is the first time this was ever captured visually.

Pierre Huyghe speaks on Elsewhere

This is video #7 of the French Artist, Pierre Huyghe speaking on the idea of "Elsewhere" in relation to his work, "A Journey that Wasn't that was partially shot in Antarctica, and part in New York City's Central Park.

There are other videos in this series with Huyghe of the European Graduate School that can be found on YouTube, or the EGS website.

Pierre Huyghe was born in 1962 in Paris, France. He attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (1982-85). Employing folly, leisure, adventure, and celebration in creating art, Huyghe’s films, installations, and public events range from a small town parade to a puppet theater, from a model amusement park to an expedition to Antarctica. By filming staged scenarios—such as a re-creation of the true-life bank robbery featured in the movie “Dog Day Afternoon”—Huyghe probes the capacity of cinema to distort and ultimately shape memory. While blurring the traditional distinction between fiction and reality, and revealing the experience of fiction to be as palpable as anything in daily life, Huyghe’s playful work often addresses complex social topics such as the yearning for utopia, the lure of spectacle in mass media, and the impact of Modernism on contemporary values and belief systems.

TUM TUM, a site-specific interactive narrative

TUM TUM is a site-specific interactive narrative that reacts to the viewer's location. Located at Tumwater Falls, in Olympia Washington, this project of Evergreen State College uses a Tablet PC, a GPS receiver, and headphones. As the user moves thru the landscape, the story unfolds in real time & space.

More information HERE.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tracking A Day

Rebekah May, a graduate candidate at the Californica College of the Arts. makes work that attempts at mapping the passage of time. The above image is her attempt to map the 4,969 steps she took on 3/27/09.

I think it is a great example of the limitations and possibilities of mapping a the no-where of the Drift.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Inter:View from Jennifer Wallace on Vimeo.

Manuel DeLanda

Manuel DeLanda - The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. 2007 1/5

About the animal in man, Bower Birds and more.

Missed connections mapping-Kate Glenn

map of NYC, map of NYC's missed connections

Collaborative project headed by Ingrid Burrington

When firstspace and thirdspace collide

This is rumored to be the singer of mewithoutyou. Also, I like watching him disappear into the distance.

2009 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

Some MICA students and Dan D'Oca from Art History are participating in this conference on the "Open City"...
Check out the website:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Some Interesting artistis

Another Great Quote:
"Our World goes through and through us and we through it, there is no boundry..."- Ursula K. Le Guin

here are some links to some artists i found that were of interest to me...

Welfare State International
: they really remind me of the theater i worked with this summer called "Redmoon Theater" and also Nana Projects...I like how they really embody celebration

Shan Wells

Strijdom Van Der Merwe

Diana Lynn Thompson

Urs-P. Twellmann

Ingrid Koivukangas

Good Quote

Though this was a good quote, it's from the artist Simon Whitehead (terrible name, right?)

"My work moves from the desire to travel a distance in order to encounter the other. The smallest and most subtle part of my work is in the telling. The majority of the work happens whilst in motion - on the street, the hill or in a room. In this way my process is place and energetically-sensitive, the outcome often unresolved and indeterminate."

Monday, September 21, 2009

Collyer Brothers on Wikipedia

"Both were eventually found dead in the Harlem brownstone where they had lived as hermits, surrounded by over 100 tons of rubbish that they had amassed over several decades.[1]"

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Center for Land Use Interpretation

Check out the CENTER FOR LAND USE INTERPRETATION's website. An incredible resource is their LAND USE DATABASE, through which you can research sites of geographic, cultural, industrial interest, and more. Their offices are based in Los(t) Angeles. For their website click HERE.
Below are some photographs I took a few years ago while visiting their Wendover facility - it's an artist in residence program at an abandoned airbase. There was a MICA alum in residence at that time.
Artist studio.
Solar power panels, solar shower and greywater distiller.
Off the grid operations.
Experimental "Smart" Car used to tour the property.
Dashboard of Smart Car displays sites of interest.

Trouble in Paradise Project

The artists, Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf have created a remarkable installation at the Vienna Zoo dealing with environmental issues. See more on their website HERE.

Amazing Subterranean Landscape

[Image: From Sietch Nevada by Matsys; renderings by Nenad Katic].

Read/see these amazing subterranean landscape renderings inspired by Frank Herbert's novel, Dune, on BLDGBLOG, a wonderful architecture blog that covers many interesting space/place matters.

To link to the subterranean world, Hexagonal Hyropolis, click HERE.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New post of media file

New post

The new post is of a random image found on the space of this computer desktop.