Last night, we had an informal get together in the San Francisco Barbarian office. Pizza was eaten, beverages were enjoyed, and a lot of ridiculously cool work was shared.
Videos, photos and links to some of the work shown are being aggregated on the oooshiny log.
In my time alone, I often think about the places I want to go. I wanted to create an interesting/beautiful way to show that activity. As a result, I started talking with some of my friends about the idea. Through conversations with them, I have moved beyond the original goal of presenting my desires to presenting those of as many people as we can gather. I recently finished building the site to present those desires, and have begun filling it with content. It is an extension of my time spent alone project.
Rebecca Fenton is interviewing people she meets in Bamako, Mali, Africa. In her conversations, she is posing the central questions of the project to many people. Those questions are: “Where do you want to go?” and “Why do you want to go there?” Their responses to those questions are being added to the site.
In addition to viewing the responses of others, you are invited to contribute the places where you want to go, and the reasons you want to go there.
Continue reading Destinations: Where do you want to go?
I just started a new online project at timespentalone.com. The site’s name plays on the peculiar brand of connected separateness that characterizes our era and the fact that I currently live alone. On it, I will be presenting a series of projects that deal in varying levels of joking and seriousness.
Currently, there are two completed projects on time spent alone. Things left behind is a series of photographs and words that capture an early morning experience of solitude on the beach. Each photograph is connected to a phrase in the story, allowing a non-linear experience of the text. Unraveling is a musing on what it would mean if everything we understood where slowly shifting and falling apart. The interactive portion of unravel was built using processing.
While working on the site, I noticed everything looked way better in Safari (and Plainview) than it did in Firefox. I did a bit of googling for browser color profile support, and came up with an oldish CNET article about how Safari added ICC profile support. This is awesome. Unfortunately, lots of people out there don’t use Safari as their main browser. If you’re a Firefox fan, you can get color profile support by installing the Color Management Add-on. If you’re on IE, please switch to Firefox, or accept that the web you’re seeing just isn’t as beautiful as it could be. If you use Chrome, send lots of email to Google telling them to add color profile support to their browser. Wouldn’t it be nice if graphics on the web were finally treated as first-class citizens in all browsers?
things left behind
Untitled, by Claire Jackel
Root Division had an opening for a group exhibition tonight, an event which happily coincided with an obviously crowded Shepard Fairey opening. The quality of the work was good overall, but what interested me was the large representation of diorama-based photography. Continue reading Does the curator have a diorama fetish?
A few months ago, I was invited to take part in the Perfect with Pixel exhibition at Bowling Green State University. I’m excited about the other artists I will be showing alongside, including Andy Au, a printmaking professor at Miami University. From my recent work, Ikebana was selected for the show. Last week, I had the series printed on super-nice Hahnemühle photo rag by the folks at Hanson Digital in San Francisco. I’m quite happy with how they turned out.
Continue reading Perfect With Pixel Exhibition