May 29th, 2010 | photography

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Expo Ho

May 28th, 2010 | daybook

As is "wagons ho," not "WHORES." You fool.

Tomorrow I am off to London MCM Expo, held at the ExCel down by the river there. Signing for an hour or two (basically, until I get tired, which will be fast, as I’ve been going non-stop for months) from 2pm. And then watching Templesmith give a live demonstration of "riding the squid."

Templesmith remembers to generate a handy graphic about his appearance there. I do not. So I remind you again that I’m there on the Saturday only. Sunday, I have to piss off home and assemble an Eglu for her indoors.

I will doubtless be posting from the Expo.



I Am Sitting In A Video Room

May 28th, 2010 | researchmaterial

In the style of "I Am Sitting In A Room," this guy made a video, uploaded it to YouTube, downloaded it from YouTube, uploaded that download to Youtube, and repeated the procedure. A thousand times, in total.

An homage to the great Alvin Lucier, this piece explores the ’photocopy effect’, where upon repeated copies the object begin to accumulate the idiosyncrasies of the medium doing the copying. Full words: I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice as well as the image of myself, and I am going to upload it to YouTube, rip it from YouTube, and upload it again and again, until the original characteristics of both my voice and my image are destroyed. What you will see and hear, then, are the artifacts inherent in the video codec of both YouTube and the mp4 format I convert it to on my computer. I regard this activity not so much as a demonstration of a digital fact, but more as a way to eliminate all human qualities my speech and image might have.

May 28th, 2010 | microlog

David Simon treats writing an hour of televised drama as a privilege not a right; it’s prime real estate and he considers it as such.Sat Apr 10 00:22:34 via web


May 28th, 2010 | Work

In which we are lectured by Luke. This one was fun to write.