My next free e-book is AbstractHacktivism – The Making of Hacker Culture by Otto von Busch and Karl Palmås. A must book in every (e-)library.
If you’re trying to find some time for yourself,von Busch’s book ‘Post-script to Fashion-able, or a methodological appendix to activist design research‘ is also highly recommendable for winter days. Enjoy good reading!
I blogged about dance film ‘The cost of Living’ (2004) by DV8 Physical Theatre almost two years ago, What dance could be… in DV8 and David Toole’s vision… and I still admire Lloyd Newson’s choreography. Hence, for today’s Body cinema screening I’ve picked up for you exactly this film.
It’s time to start with presentations of dance photography and photographers on my blog… It’s been a long time since I blogged on Christopher Doyle, photographer inspired by dance in Asia… This time, I have picked up short documentary ‘Several inches above the asphalt’ on great French photographer Denis Darzacq to see his process of working…
The name of photographer Denis Darzacq became for gallerists and curators really a must have name, cause his photos got a lot of fairly deserved attention… Dancers in shops or urban streets flying around in ordinary clothes with unusual positions of their body parts…
From ‘La chite’ series, Denis Darzacq (c)
This is a second part of the interview with Vuk Cosic entitled ‘Small and big thingz on net + art’, as a continuation of ‘Small and big thingz on the internet and society…’
After you had a significant role in this huge explosion of net.art almost thirteen years ago…
VC: Yeah, I’m guilty! (laughs)
Yeah! (laughs) …we are witnessing now kids that are seriously messin’ with the code and doing some quality programming …
VC: And they do, yes!
To make an intro for Vuk Cosic is simply not an easy task for several reasons; it’s hard to make something original, because as a speaker at conferences, or a leisure talk conversation companion, he is always very intriguing and rarely in bad mood…
Second, I always get the impression that he has thousands small Vuks somewhere hidden in his head, calculating and creating some new ideas…
Third… OK, I give up, and I’m gonna make you a bit of classique intro…
Vuk Cosic has been ‘accused’ as the main suspect for creating in the mid 90’s a new form of art called the net.art. He is the one responsible for recognizing the potential and aesthetic aspect of the code by using ASCII programming in order to create an art piece based on computer generated calculations. Jointly with his digital ‘neighborhood’ gang that included Olia Lialina, Jodi.org, Alexei Shulgin and Heath Bunting, he moved the concept of 0’s and 1’s into more philosophical and socially oriented fields.