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Archive for June, 2012

Speed Show in Ireland

If you are in Dublin, Ireland, tomorrow, July 1, 2012, please drop by the Speed Show at Central Internet Cafe (20h - 22h).
The exhibition title is "Never Gonna GIF You Up" and is curated by Nora O Murchú for the openhere festival. The participant list:

laurel schwulst
sabrina ratté
paula roush
leah beeferman
agathe de trémontels
brandon blommaert
max capacity
tara sinn
daniel leyva
ivan twohig
jessica kelly
benjamin gaulon
mr. gif
lucy chinen
tom moody
nicolas maigret
+more TBC


Nora O Murchú picked some of my GIF pairs and I arranged them on an HTML page. The screenshot above is a shrunk-down, non-moving version. Many thanks to her for including my work.

Many people had a hand in the images that ended up in my Four Pairs (2012), but as the electronic duo Voice Farm sang in the 1980s, "It's my idea now."

Update, July 4, 2012: The HTML page I made for the show is Four Pairs, 2012. The optimal screen resolution for viewing is 1280 (w) X 1024 (h) or larger.

- tom moody

June 30th, 2012 at 4:20 pm



some neanderthal said this in CCDS comments - it needed flaming text

- tom moody

June 30th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Posted in animations - tm

"Robot in Brazil"

"Robot in Brazil" [3.8 MB .mp3]

This is the tune "Percussion Reassembly" with added Brazilian percussion and electric piano (from the same sample kits used in "Tres Amingos"). It's supposed to be kind of funny, or at least droll. I could envision this as music for a videogame where a robot goes into the jungle to gather hallucinogenic plants. A talking drum hoots whenever he gets a healing assist.

- tom moody

June 30th, 2012 at 6:30 am

Posted in music - tm

my tweets in html, part 9 (ha)

And speaking of post internet, or at least post twitter, check out the latest installment -- the ninth, to be exact -- of My Tweets Saved on HTML Pages.

Actually no one is expected to read it; it's an archive of notes for me that are a bit more navigable than a single, giant page of tweets on twitter itself.

- tom moody

June 29th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Posted in art as criticism

Post Internet, the book

Belatedly realized Gene McHugh's "Post Internet" blog is available in book form. Also as a free PDF, formatted the same way.

Domenico Quaranta's Link Editions is publishing the book via Lulu. I ordered a copy and can vouch for the design and quality of the printing. I think I joked at one point that McHugh's work would end up as a book but it's actually my preferred way to read this material. The blog is pure text, often lengthy, and the handsome book format cuts the eyes and brain some slack so you can focus on the ideas, which are not slack.

- tom moody

June 29th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Posted in books



hat tips mirrrroring (rope) and joy (pipe)

- tom moody

June 28th, 2012 at 7:18 am

digital natives etymology

Lauren Cornell's curatorial statement for Professional Surfer, January 2007:

Significantly, some of the featured artists grew up with the web, and aspects of their work chart the digital half-life of pop cultural images or icons from their youth. Others took up the Internet later on, after working with painting or other mediums. In this way, professional surfing is not restricted to a certain generation but shared by all those who engage the overwhelming atmosphere of the web by embroiling themselves deeper in it.

Lauren Cornell, in Even Boring Blogs Are Things of Beauty In Some Artists' Eyes, Wall Street Journal, December 2007:

Some of these Web-inspired works have been included in the recently reopened New Museum's "Unmonumental" exhibition, parts of which are on view at its New York location and others of which can be seen on the site for Rhizome, its new-media affiliate. "This generation really knows the Net," says Lauren Cornell, Rhizome's executive director. "They grew up with it and are, for lack of a better word, native to it."

- tom moody

June 28th, 2012 at 7:18 am

Posted in general

cross-stitch by kacie kim


Am loving this extremely lo-fi rendition of the OptiDisc gif

more of kim's work can be found for reasonable rates in the unicomart Etsy store

see also unicorngirl's craft blog of death

Kim's work is reminding me of Bill Davenport's 1990s knitting and cross-stitch.
Mostly I know her as a great aggregator (here I am, using Nicholas O'Brien's term after saying we didn't need it) from dump and tumblr.

- tom moody

June 24th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Posted in art - others

"Prelude to a Buzzsaw"

"Prelude to a Buzzsaw" [13.7 MB .mp3]

Approx. 6 min dubby minimal techno. Reaktor's Monoliner step sequencer triggers analog patches modulated with slow and fast LFO sweeps. About ten "sessions" were recorded, then cut up and multi-tracked. The kick notes and weird percussion are from Reaktor's GoBox, also cut up and matched* to the analog beats. A riff I like comes in about 3:20 (channeling the sound of refrigerators).

*by hand (no algorithms) but not that complicated

- tom moody

June 23rd, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Posted in music - tm



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June 23rd, 2012 at 9:30 am

Posted in art - others, art - tm