Marc Garrett writes about Heath Bunting's Status Project in the age of the Netopticon. Garrett considers the worth and social context of humans as data, submersed in frameworks and protocols, designed by a neo-liberal elite for a generic consumer class. Bunting's work is well placed for observation and practical research into the 'depths' of legal and illegal territories, whilst our contemporary identities are being collected on mass as we ride into the maelstrom of constant surveillance.
The New Aesthetic is a new art meme, originally defined by James Bridle as a method of collecting materials which point towards an infatuation with the agency of computing. Although it has existed in it's current form since last year, it's sudden emergence has set off plenty of scholars, writers and artists into profuse flusters. But here's the question - can the new aesthetic be more than a meme? More to the point, does it want to be? Is it capable of a direction?
The failure of digital media to communicate does not always translate into a failure to signify. In "The Glitch Moment(um)", Rosa Menkman demonstrates the technical, theoretical and practical basis for the creation and analysis of Glitch Art. Rob Myers.
The Games for Cities programme is hosting the first international conference with leading ‘city-game’ design experts from around the world. Games for Cities is an initiative started by Play the City...
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