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    Emergence and Navigating...
    Develop a generative, emergent process to fill space (2D or 3D) using only black lines. Modify a known process or invent your own. Implement your...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
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    assignment 1
    image 1:
    http://www.artnet.com/artwork/424180066/545/erwin-wurm-convertible-fat-car-porsche.html
    in the context of space collective:

    The underlying spirit of Erwin Wurm's sculpture is described, in the online catalogue, as a "dynamic act" as opposed to a "static object." For the most part, I guess it is perhaps the evidence of a 'process' behind the car's obesity that gives this static piece its dynamism, and the dynamics of the sculpture is experienced largely through the cognitive 'interaction' it provokes between it and the viewer. This image had me thinking on one particular level: as a social/technological commentary . It seems to be showing the consequences of taking the 'space' we have for granted. In this age and time, we are entitled to expand our technological endeavors with whatever means we have at our disposal, yet no offense to the porsche, we have been pouring money into improving upon commodities and things that just really don't matter in the long run. The obesity of the porsche then goes on to show how we can easily become bloated with useless/meaningless endeavors, when we can be roaming/exploring the space around us to find better uses of our efforts and time. So it seems to me like the image is saying that we should stop feeding the porsche our time and effort, or we will stagnate at one spot and fail to take advantage of our potentials.

    image 2:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3d/2ch_AA_Characters.gif
    In the context of space collective:
    Re-occurring 2channel characters/expressions generated with SHIFT_JIS characters. Considering how this is just plain ascii, in the context of the assignment, it may seem anything but fascinating. I find SHIFT_JIS art to be, however, far more elaborate than emoticons. Like emoticons, SHIFT_JIS art is a visual language of expression that can be comprehended on a visual basis alone. yet, unlike emoticons, they're relatively more culture-specific. in being somewhat culture-specific, they also become inherently more 'unique' than emoticons, considering how to an extent the visual language of SHIFT_JIS art could not be fully understood on just the visual level.

    Wed, Jan 9, 2008  Permanent link

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