Newly Discovered Warhol Artworks Found On Amiga Floppy Disks From 1985

From The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry:

A multi-institutional team of new-media artists, computer experts, and museum professionals have discovered a dozen previously unknown experiments by Andy Warhol (BFA, 1949) on aging floppy disks from 1985.

The purely digital images, “trapped” for nearly 30 years on Amiga® floppy disks stored in the archives collection of The Andy Warhol Museum (AWM), were discovered and extracted by members of the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Computer Club, with assistance from the AWM’s staff, CMU’s Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (FRSCI), the Hillman Photography Initiative at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), and New York based artist Cory Arcangel.

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Ubiquitous Video: Why We Need a Robots.txt For the Real World | John Battelle's Search Blog

So might we all, in some not-so-distant future, have our own “robots.txt” – a signal that we can instrument at will, one which is constantly on, a beacon which others can pick up and understand? Such an idea seem to me not at all far fetched. We already all carry the computing power and bandwidth on our person to effect such a signal. All we need is a reason for it to come online. Glass, or something like it, may well become that reason.

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"Most people who talk of the Internet, talk of ‘the Internet,’ an invented but useful catch-all concept to describe what the hell is this thing we’re all looking at."
- From a review of Evengy Morozov’s new book.

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Semantic Web meets The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is coming, but it needs a semantic backbone to flourish. With some 25 billion devices expected to be connected to the Internet by 2015 and 50 billion by 2020, providing interoperability among the things on the IoT “is one of the most fundamental requirements to support object addressing, tracking, and discovery as well as information representation, storage, and exchange.”…

(Source: johngoodwin225)

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5 Hyper-Local Marketing Trends to Watch


AdAge’s Judy Shapiro visits the Street Fight Summit in NYC and identifies some key trends for those in local marketing to look out for:

Social Local Mobile

  1. An ongoing transition from Big Media to Community Media
  2. The importance of unique customer experiences
  3. New availability of tools that bring market intelligence to everyone
  4. A shift from customer acquisition to retention
  5. Recognition that local isn’t as easy

Perch gets a nod as one of the new technologies helping to drive these transitions in a way that empowers small business owners:

"A new free app that provides businesses with local social media and promotional competitive monitoring. Powerful stuff."

Read the full overview at AdAge

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At the intersection of Liberal Arts and Technology

technology and liberal artsHuman beings, their languages and their tools have always had a complex relationship.

This relationship plays out in constant iterations in today’s massive data ecosystem, a structure underpinned by specific technologies and deployed with the frenzy human interactions.

To successfully navigate this system, one must be able to recognize the interactions between humans and technology, and avoid the trap of man vs. machine. We are all cyborgs now.

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