Like water for the desert, New Media for New Mexico

general interest

Collaborations are the new genius

From the NYT:

But the lone genius is a myth that has outlived its usefulness. Fortunately, a more truthful model is emerging: the creative network, as with the crowd-sourced Wikipedia or the writer’s room at “The Daily Show” or — the real heart of creativity — the intimate exchange of the creative pair, such as John Lennon and Paul McCartney and myriad other examples with which we’ve yet to fully reckon.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/opinion/sunday/the-end-of-genius.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

Collaborations are the way of the future- groups of tight knit friends, fellow students, and even remotely connected like minded individuals will great the great art of the future: let us remember that the sound engineer, the camera operator, the screenwriter and the director should be on more equal footing, especially on the small and nimble set today!  Jeff Koon’s fabricators are the true genius behind that work…

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Pastafarian wins right to wear colander for Driver’s Licence photo

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New Media, in the sense our Pastafarian brothers and sisters have won a New Right…and new media is all about pushing boundaries, and fighting for our rights! (well it should be, er, actually new media companies such as applemicrosoftgoogleyahoo seem more about restricting our rights, and spying…oh well)

http://idle.slashdot.org/story/13/08/29/0219259/pastafarian-wins-battle-to-wear-colander-in-license-photo


Free and/or Fabulous

Hello fellow art geeks,

Well, my macbook finally crashed and I have been too busy to deal with it. My mom let me borrow her old laptop, it’s maybe six years old and running Windows XP. At first I thought this was a fate worse than, than… anything a relatively new mac snob could possibly absorb.

So I started researching Linux. Which led me to researching free, open-source software. Which led me to wondering why I think I need to ever spend so much money again on software. Probably not on hardware, either. Here’s a photo of cute otter so you won’t be bored by an image-free post:

cute_otter

Moving on – I haven’t made the switch yet. But let me share with you the best links I have so far for this whole new world:

1. Best of Linux apps
http://linuxpanda.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/list-of-all-time-best-top-must-have-apps-for-linux/#3dsuite

This is a great blog and a great link.

2. Projection mapping ecstasy
http://www.projection-mapping.org/index.php/projectiontools/software

Another great place. Has some free, some paid, but looks very on top of things. Rah!!!! Info, products, links, all kinds of useful stuff, run by a couple of media PhDs. Right freaking on!!!

3. VJ software? Hmmmmm
https://flxer.net/software/

I’m trying to get the vibe of this one… I’m posting it because I’m wondering how well it compares to Resolume, which we used in the iDEAlab quite a bit. It seems interesting.

OK, food for thought!!
XOXO
BJ

PS: I’m probably going to use Ubuntu’s OS 12.04 release and go nuts. I want non-commerical vvvv in a bad way but I bet my little 1.6GHz throwaway laptop can’t handle it.


lost in the landscape

for space/place assignment, read this(warning: its pretty hard stuff):

http://lejournaldelaphotographie.com/entries/8778/fernando-brito-lost-in-the-landscape?utm_source=La+Lettre+de+la+Photographie+List&utm_campaign=b1f2e35f26-Le_Journal_de_la_Photographie_02_10_2012&utm_medium=email


Virtual Choir

 

this reminded me of the Humming Project…


Electroluminescent Light Suits Create the Illusion of Stop Motion Dance


50 free fonts

blog.templatemonster.com/2010/09/22/50-fresh-free-fonts/