Stefan Falke has traveled the entire length of the 2000 miles border in the fall and winter of 2012/13 and photographed painters, photographers, musicians, writers, architects etc … mostly but not exclusively on the Mexican side of the border. He has portrayed over 150 artists in all major Mexican cities along the border and also a few on the US side.
The project is an important archive of artists working in an area that gets unnoticed in the art world. The site highlights the artists rather than focusing on the photographer. I came across this project after reading this article in the NY Times.
points-of-view.net > This looks amazing. Looking forward to exploring.
Selfiecity investigates selfies using a mix of theoretic, artistic and quantitative methods:
- findings about the demographics of people taking selfies, their poses and expressions.
- Rich media visualizations (imageplots) assemble thousands of photos to reveal interesting patterns.
- The interactive selfiexploratory allows you to navigate the whole set of 3200 photos.
- Finally, theoretical essays discuss selfies in the history of photography, the functions of images in social media, and methods and dataset.
The project is part of Lev Manovich’s Software Studies Initiative that covers two directions:
1) Study of software and cyberinfrastructure and their deployment in modern societies using approaches from humanities, cultural criticism, and social sciences.
2) Use software-based research methods and next generation cyberinfrastructrure tools and resources for the study of massive sets of visual cultural data, asking theoretical questions which are important for humanities.
I Dream of Selfies – article on project in Hyperallergic
Bottos, a photography major and gender studies minor, runs a Tumblr page where she often uploads selfies as well as pictures of her work.
Since starting the Tumblr in 2010, she has received hundreds of cruel anonymous messages. Last week, she turned the words of hate into a feminist art project; Bottos screencapped some of the messages and posted them over pictures of herself. [link to project]
PCE.js – Classic Mac OS in the Browser
by James Friend
What OS7 and kid pix looked like way back. Great simulation.
[for anyone who wants to make a simulator – he is a link to Basilisk II , an open source 68k Macintosh Emulator.]
And below is a the legendary 1984 Superbowl commercial when the first Mac was announced to the world.
Want to see more? Someone has made a youtube playlist of every Apple ad (over 600 and growing!)
The Very First Website Returns to the Web
via Webmonkey | Wired.com.
Twenty years ago today [APRIL 30, 2013] CERN published a statement that made the World Wide Web freely available to everyone. To celebrate that moment in history, CERN is bringing the very first website back to life at its original URL.
If you’d like to see the very first webpage Tim Berners-Lee and the WWW team ever put online, point your browser to http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.