Bond or not, it feels right to have passports for different situations. I remember talking with Ingo Gunther about doing something with these but we never did. Also, I’m aware that there’s a whole culture of actually collecting and researching these things. Regardless, here’s my secret agent stash:
Few years ago there was a lot of talk about gamification — wait! the spell-checker keeps correcting this to *gasification* which is exactly the point I am writing about. Glorious! Continue reading [-22] Freudian Glitch
I sat down to write a completely different story (about crowd-funding) but reality intervened. News broke that one of the Janez Janšas wanted to change his previous name into Janša also in Croatia where he is from and is still a citizen of. It worked perfectly well only the municipality changed another Emil Hrvatin’s name into Janša. Ouch. Continue reading [-23] State your name please
Dear Christophe Bruno is inviting me to a conference about Media Archaeology in Paris and I am saluting that invitation most cordially. The title of my thing there is “Living on both sides of media archaeology” and Christophe asked for a hint what on earth is THAT about. Here goes. Continue reading [-24] On Media Archaeology
Adam Curtis, Aleksandar Vučo, Aleksandr Rodčenko, Alexei Shulgin, Andre Breton, Bruce Sterling, Chris Marker, Claude Lanzmann, Cory Doctorow, Daniil Harms, Danilo Kiš, Domenico Quaranta, Dragan Aleksić, Dušan Barok, Dušan Matić, Eva& Franco Mattes, Felix Stalder, Francis Picabia, Gebhard Sengmuller, George Maciunas, Georges Perec, Guillaume Apollinaire, Hans & Lizz Ubermorgen, Heath Bunting, Irwin, Janez Janša, Jean-Luc Godard, Jodi, Joe Strummer, John Waters, Johnny Rotten, Josephine Bosma, Julian Stallabrass, Koča Popović, Ljubomir Micić, Lou Reed, Louis Bunuel, Luka Frelih, Luther Blissett, Man Ray, Manuel Castells, Marcel Duchamp, Marcell Mars, Marko Ristić, Miroljub Todorović, Mladen Stilinović, Morrissey, Neil Postman, Paul Valery, Paul Weller, Pete Shelley, Pit Schultz, Primo Levi, Ranko Marinković, Rastko Petrović, Raymond Queneau, Rtmark, Sarah Cook, Saul Albert, Slaven Tolj, Srečko Kosovel, Stanislav Vinaver, Ted Byfield, Tom Jennings, Tony Judt, Vladimir Perić Talent, Vlado Martek, Wes Anderson, William Gibson, Wim Delvoye.
Last post was about combatting the nazi threat and a friend sent me to read (great) Albert Camus Letters to a German Friend. In order to find the best quality epub to download I also used Google. This morning when I went to Amazon for other reasons literally all recommendations on the front page were Camus books. The chilling effect happened again with Youtube and these two instances made me write down a few lines. I believe this to be a completely normal reaction of mine. Continue reading [-26] On digital intuitions
The times are getting more and more dense. It’s time for action – I went to two good talks about bad things: Boris Buden was interviewed about his new book The End of Post-communism (Ger Czech Slo) while Mirko Ilić spoke at the Festival of Tolerance about skinhead iconography among Balkan football hooligans. The protest was against wild privatisation in Slovenia so I guess this is a post about the broader non-digital context of digital art.
Am in the middle of preparing an old piece for a show at some parking place in Moscow and am scribbling notes about the project. It’s mostly old files and old stories from an old school new media guy so it’s ok if you don’t read it. It would be a normal reaction. I understand. Continue reading [-28] The Refresh Project
A small group of suspicious looking new media people just brought me a copy of my tiny tiny new book which is really a ‘text based performance’ I did with Eva and Franco Mattes. Not that I have a tendency to forget people, but this made me remember them more. You see we were roomMattes and this is a memoir so it’s a bit long. Don’t read.
I just got back home from the opening of the Pirate Cinema show by Nicolas Maigret. The show is good and here’s what went through my head. Continue reading [-30] I just saw a show