Which is the reason for that link.
It's about an interactive digital art exhibition in England. Quite imaginative, and looks like fun. The reason given for putting it on, though, was - interesting:
"...'Decode is about demystifying the black art or magic of digital while showing that this work can be poetic, emotional and poignant,' show co-curator Shane R.J. Walter told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. Walter, creative director for the OneDotZero digital arts site, said the exhibition pieces 'highlight issues in our everyday lives such as the overabundance of information and how we deal with this through data visualization.' The Decode artists, he writes, 'use code as a material to work with just as sculptors work with clay.'..."
My reaction, copied from that other post:
- "Hive mind?"
- "Demystifying the"
- "Black art"
- "Magic of digital?"
- "Overabundance of information?"
From my point of view, it's only since an ISP brought internet connectivity to Sauk Centre, around 1997, that I've been able to get information in adequate amounts, at an acceptable speed.
There's something of a thrill of the chase involved, tracking down data among the stacks of a library. But I'm glad I don't have to pull out drawer after drawer of a card catalog, riffling through the cards; and then track down the book: Hoping that it hasn't been checked out or - worse - stolen.
No, I do not yearn for the good old days of dust and paper cuts.
But it's pretty obvious that not everybody sees things the same way.
- "Data-Driven Art: For an 'Overwhelmed' 'Hive Mind???'"
Apathetic Lemming of the North (January 27, 2010)
- "HAL 9000, Skynet, and C3PO"
(January 26, 2010)