|—||Citrix press release: Most Americans Confused By Cloud Computing According to National Survey (via Ian Gowen). (via blech)|
Tell me whats on your computer’s mind
Susan Stockwell’s work takes many forms from small elaborate studies to large scale installations, sculpture, drawings and collage. It is concerned with issues of ecology, geo-politics, mapping, trade and global commerce. The materials used are the everyday, domestic and industrial disposable products that pervade our lives. These materials are manipulated and transformed into works of art that are extraordinary.
Stockwell’s recent exhibition ‘Flood’ in York was made entirely from four tons of recycled computer components that were transformed into a site specific installation in St Marys’ a de-concecrated 13th century church. Highlighting the materials beauty the piece seeps into the space and surrounds us with its toxic exquisiteness. The computers were dissected, their innards exposed, revealing the underbelly of the machines we take for granted, an autopsy of our consumer society. The materials were lent by Secure IT Recycling based in Cheshire and after the exhibition were returned to them to be recycled.
I don’t understand how people can think something generated by a computer program to sound like an instrument is better than someone actually playing an instrument. A computer will never have the imperfections, the emotion or the uniqueness that makes each musician their own.
|—||Typotheque: Typeface As Programme by Jürg Lehni re: donald knuth|
Sesame Street “What is a computer?” (1984)
5 Million Dollars 1 Terrabyte (2011) is a sculpture consisting of a 1 TB Black External Hard Drive containing $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded files.More info here. Awesome.