"We need more writers thinking deeply about the way the internet reorders our experience of everyday life. Not just the ways it makes tasks easier or changes the way we socialise and communicate with one another, but the way it shapes our wants, our fears, our way of thinking and talking."-
Newly Discovered Warhol Artworks Found On Amiga Floppy Disks From 1985
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.
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.
A video celebration of the Mainframe Computer.
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.”…
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:
- An ongoing transition from Big Media to Community Media
- The importance of unique customer experiences
- New availability of tools that bring market intelligence to everyone
- A shift from customer acquisition to retention
- 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
Human 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.
Algorithms will guide our lives.
Algorithms are metapors
Data + Assumption
"The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw."- Nietzsche
The device contains a tiny computer, a microphone and a powerful wireless antenna. It captures network traffic and audio at the site of closed meetings and anonymously streams the data to a dedicated server where email fragments, HTML pages, images and voice are extracted and displayed on an online map.