tom moody

Archive for the ‘art as criticism’ Category

share this (somewhere other than facebook)


The above GIF was saved via the browser's "inspect element" feature from a net art project called Share This, by William Wolfgang Wunderbar. (hat tip CW)
Wunderbar's premise is you "feed back" the artist's collages of emojis, etc, into the Facebook data collection juggernaut, in a kind of proactive crapification of the system.
One could disagree with the idea that Facebook is our new reality, necessitating this kind of artistic response. If art is "about" subversion, on some level, the most subversive thing to do with Facebook, still, is not use it. Or share FB-intended work product outside of Zuckerworld. Hence, this post.

- tom moody

September 29th, 2016 at 3:26 pm

the rope dancer accompanies herself with her dice bags


top: Man Ray
bottom: Chessex (hat tip andrej)

- tom moody

September 27th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

charles westerman page reconstituted

Believe it or not web browsers didn't always zoom images. You could enlarge text but the photo or animation remained whatever size it was. When browsers started zooming picture content, initially the Windows and Netscape style browser used "nearest neighbor" resizing, so the creator of an HTML page could make pixel art by taking a 10 x 30 pixel gif and resizing it in HTML to "100%." (Or 300 x 900, or what have you.)
The Safari-style browser treated all images like photos that needed to be smoothed by anti-aliasing out the pixels. This sucked for your pixel art, but eventually all the browsers imitated Apple so it became a moot point.
Sometime in the mid to late '00s Charles Westerman made a page that worked well as pixel art but ran afoul of the Apple "smooth" model. In 2009 this still seemed worth griping about. The page is down in its original location so I am reposting it here. (Kind of like net art reconstruction as practiced by "art and technology" websites.)
Using an online image editing site that still uses nearest neighbor, I made an animated GIF [3.2 MB .gif] at 1000 pixels that approximates what Westerman's page looked like on Internet Explorer and Firefox before they switched over to Steve Jobs smooth jazz.

- tom moody

September 13th, 2016 at 8:32 am












hat tip reneabythe

- tom moody

September 13th, 2016 at 7:47 am

thanks for pressing Allow, now here is your content and spyware


screen shot by photos

- tom moody

August 31st, 2016 at 10:25 am

the people's free or low cost videos


- tom moody

August 29th, 2016 at 7:51 am

mountain pair


above: found logo
below: kiptok, animated GIF


- tom moody

August 14th, 2016 at 8:31 am



Airbnb is now reaching into the unpopulated exurbs with this offer of overnight accommodation in a "Charming Ditch" in Lake Charles, LA.
One suspects this is net art by "Poey." Check it out before it disappears.
Related: Airbnb for non-sites / Designated Natural Area

- tom moody

August 4th, 2016 at 7:37 am

template responsive whatever


hat tip cheseball

- tom moody

July 9th, 2016 at 7:06 am



goblin and doritowitch (and others?) were layering these Wall Street Journal style dot-drawings of famous male actors (anthony hopkins is in there somewhere). suddenly...

- tom moody

July 8th, 2016 at 7:36 am