Author: Lee

The Art of Cut & Paste / The Cut & Paste of Art

Self Portrait(s) [as Other(s)] by Talan Memmott works from a selection of artist’s self-portraits and biographies, cuts them up, and reassembles them into new wholes, pairing a portrait and a biography assembled from factual parts never intended to interact, and presents an (almost) wholly fictitious painter. Now the art of remix is nothing new. In the 50’s and 60’s there…

Creative Project: Skin

For the creative project, I used Scratch to create a digital poem animation titled Skin. Very much influenced by RedRidinghood, I wanted to experiment with another fairytale, and the influence of control. That last bit bears explaining. In Skin each scene is accessed by reader input, a star appears, the user clicks it, the next scene runs all its lines…

Do you touch me when I touch you?

Using the internet is a bit like interacting with the real world whilst wearing a set of thick gloves.  There is presence, there is material, but it is not to be interacted with first hand. A simulation of interaction can be achieved, but through a series of proxies: input gleaned from the mouse, keyboard, microphone, and webcam. Toucher by Serge…

If You Die in Ana Somnia You Die in Real Life

(Commentary assumes Ana Somnia player had webacam enabled.)   In approaching Ana Somnia by Kim Köster, I had to pick up haul myself through the “is this e-lit?” dance. Said dance involves furtively going through your class notes, then the class’ class notes, then some articles on the web before honing in on the most convenient definition that enables you…

Darths and Deconstruction

Once upon a time someone sat down and wrote Star Wars. Think about that. That is a thing that happened. Admittedly, you could think about how someone had to write Hamlet. Or War and Peace. Or any other of piece of literature that is ground into the collective academic consciousness as being a Big Deal. But this is Star Wars.…

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