In our last week of our course, we were asked to write about our favorite technology, and if technology is a positive force in the broader sense of culture, my investment in social media, and if I think the tools have improved my life, my relationships, and my view of the world.
My favorite gear right now is my 15′ mac pro retina. I bought it used from a nice java script programmer and it’s still under mac care protection. When I was at the ashram in India, they had a funny saying, ” When people take vow of renunciation, they leave everything behind – except for their laptops.” This is how I feel about my laptop. It’s a work horse , and unlike my previous mac setup, it handles most of my video editing with ease. Next year, I will be playing with 3D modeling – really put this gear to the test !!!
For the 5th week project, we were asked to write about a local exhibition.
I had difficulty finding an exhibition in new media that peaked my interest . After going through the websites of several galleries, I decided to visit ACCA for Tacita Dean’s installation work, “FILM”. Described as “Epic homage to the analogue processes of celluloid cinema”.For the sake of MOMA’s course, I hope the use of projector, sound, and film was enough to satisfy the requirement to be considered , “new media”.
For the fourth week of MOMA course, we were asked to make a sound object. I decided to put the sound to edited version of previous video self portrait.
For the third week of MOMA course, we were asked to make video self portrait.
Here is the result.
This week, I was asked to
reflect on this idea of the collective narrative, particularly as it pertains to your experience of social media. How does Facebook or Twitter or Tumblr constitute a collective narrative? How does it become performative? Continue reading
In Memoriam Frank Moore
I was lucky. I was never under pressure to be good at anything, to make money, to make it in “the real world”, to be polished — and the other distractions that other modern artists have to, or think they have to, deal with. So I could focus on having fun, on going into taboo areas where magical change can be evoked.
In fact, a major reason why I am writing this is to encourage artists, who have not been so blessed with bodies that mark them as misfits, to aspire to be misfits anyway, to do misfit art anyway — even if you are handicapped by your normal body. Your road is definitely harder than my road. But that’s life
- Frank Moore
also, Gabriela Leite . You will be missed. Continue reading