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hat tips to Joel Cook's icon collection

- tom moody

April 14th, 2014 at 8:49 am



Modification of a Sterling Crispin GIF. It's not really a jellyfish - that's a descriptive word so I could find the file again.

- tom moody

April 12th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

more new romantics


It's not sporting to criticize an exhibition in advance, without seeing it, based on the premise alone, unless it's called The New Romantics and you like some of the artists and shudder to see them branded that way. Hence the present upchucks of sarcasm.

Of the following only three can be held accountable for the newromanticization of their work, and those are the ones who organized the show (in bold): Mark Beasley, Tim Berrensheim, Alexandra Gorczynski, Ryan Whittier Hale, Claudia Hart, Jeremiah Johnson, Brookhart Jonquil, Sophie Kahn, Alex M. Lee, Sara Ludy, Shane Mecklenburger, Jonathan Monaghan, Mikey McParlane and Michael Mallis, Brenna Murphy, Nicholas O’Brien, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jon Rafman, Nicolas Sassoon, Jasper Spicero, Kate Steciw, Katie Torn, Krist Wood, ATOM-r (Mark Jeffrey and Judd Morrissey), Zach Blas, Ann Hirsch, Miao Jiaxin, Mikey McParlane, and Vincent Tiley.

Will the show convince us that any of the artists are participating in the tradition of Kaspar David Friedrich, Wagner, The Arts and Crafts Movement, Gary Numan, and "Bela Lugosi's Dead?" Do we need to be reassured that this or that chiptune musician or Google Street View appropriator is actually working in the Romantic tradition? Can anyone making art, music, and videos with Apple products ever truly be called romantic, given what we know about Steve Jobs and Foxconn's dark Satanic mills? (Microsoft users are automatically disqualified. But what about Linux -- can a nerd be romantic?) Is a cyberpunk author romantic, or a realist about present conditions? Are glitch artists romantic merely because they dismantle? Are we talking here about romantic in the sense of "feeling romantic when you sip coffee and talk to the barrista at Starbucks"? If not, why not?

hat tip Jules Laplace, a romantic fellow, for the coffee GIF that paired so well with Eyebeam's New Romantics logo.

- tom moody

April 7th, 2014 at 7:05 am



one of those annoying two-frame GIFs, with some L-garden mixed in

- tom moody

April 2nd, 2014 at 1:56 pm

basic spinning forms


this is some Google thing Jules Laplace found and I modified

- tom moody

March 15th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

atomic watch (doesn't tell time)


hat tips GucciSoFLosy for template and Aram Bartholl for the concept of an exhibition on smart watches. See this show [PDF].

Other smart watches made with template:


Motorcycle (3D Hologram version)

Net art smart watch that tells time

- tom moody

March 13th, 2014 at 9:12 am

engine noise


The engine is a detail of an Olivier Mosset cell phone photo; the noise came from a GIF posted by pfifferking.

- tom moody

March 12th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

how it will work

tumblr_m1mb33NqpR1qafppmo1_400 you_are_incubated

hat tip to somebody for "i'm twelve" logo

- tom moody

March 8th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Mutations: Email GIF Collaboration

Simon Baker, aka Stage, put up a series of GIF collaborations he did with various people via back-and-forth email exchanges. Participants in the Mutations project are listed below.

Our collaboration started with this GIF of Stage's:


And nine emails later ended with this GIF of "mine":


The word "mine" is in quotes because by the final step we had both added ideas, edited, cropped, enlarged, etc, so that it's properly "ours," even though I had the final cut.

Links to individual collaborations: Agathe André, Aaron Chan, jimpunk, Sara Ludy, Michael Manning, Tom Moody, Sabrina Ratté, Ryder Ripps, Chris Shier, Rick Silva, and Yoshi Sodeoka.

From my email to Stage, after he had everything up (and note the use of the "gallery" top level domain -- what, no "art"?)

The [website] design is intuitive and simple, even though the work is cumulatively neo-baroque psychedelic.
I like the banners compressing all the collaboration steps into a single strip.
Will be curious to see the reactions. There are interesting facets to the "politics of collaboration" and many single images that stand out from the flow.

Will be posting some of the other collaboration GIFs from the project soon.

- tom moody

February 28th, 2014 at 8:52 am



- tom moody

February 27th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

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