Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Artists, Technologies, Organisations and Competitions

There is a wide gap between artists that utilise technology as a medium for expression and technologists who use art as a medium for communication, and then there are the corporations that use art as a cool front..
Mind the gap - watch out for academic arscience, hidden agendas and the Emperors New Clothes..

A few alternative links:: (the larger and more well known organisations are listed at the end - ars electronica, MIT et al)

Art as Lucrative Entertainent
Art as Advertising and Corporate PR - cutting edge blog with humour and information - pseudo corporate artists, famous for hijacking sites, battling etoys USA and winning over the name and making a disturbing appearance at ars electronica...

Art as Science - or Science as Art?? - Brighton based art and science organisation - accessible and fun

Art Projects for free of (c) Tm reg - ideas for free!

Competitons, Prizes and research organisations..

ars electronica - yearly festival in Linz and competition - very prestigious
Vida - Spanish A Life competition - pleasantly quirky

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Influences and Inspirations

A list of artists, inventors, thinkers I admire, respect and have been influenced by ...

Nikola Tesla - Genius! Naiive Optimist! Inventor of AC, challenged Edison over DC (the electric chair story), had wild dreams - electricity for free! Died poor alone and penniless - gave away all his patents in order to continue his transmission of electricity through the air experiments..

Linda Dalrymple Henderson: The Fourth dimension and non-euclidean geometry in modern art - a most excellent book linking mathematical thinking, artistic movements and the esoteric.

James Turrell - wonderous and transformational light experiences

Alchemy The alchemical resource website - everything you could possibly want to know and more) Jung also delved into this area - a high degree of esoterica, though the principle idea of manipulating matter in order to effect an inner transformation of the self makes sense. (The real fools gold ;)

Marcel Duchamp

Rebecca Horn

Some Modern Folk I like!

Not Not - they have the craziest and most loveliest of ideas.. including Tickle the A-Life prize winning robot..

Grey World - UK eccentric electronic and socially inspired works..