Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monday Talk at 2:15 - 3:35 Women and Gender Studies

First floor conference room of the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett building.

Dr. Marina Grzinic is a philosopher, artist and theoretician. She lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia and works in Ljubljana and Vienna. Marina Grzinic is researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the ZRC SAZU (Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art) in Ljubljana. She is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She also works as freelance media theorist, art critic and curator. Marina Grzinic has been involved with video art since 1982. In collaboration with Aina Smid, Grzinic produced more than 40 video art projects, short films, numerous video and media installations, several websites and an interactive CD-ROM (ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany). Her publications include: Une fiction reconstruite. Europe de l'Est, post-socialisme et rĂˆtro-avant-garde [Fiction Reconstructed. Eastern Europe, Postsocialism and Retro avantgarde] (2004), Situated Contemporary Art Practices, Art, Theory and Activism from (the East of) Europe (2005) Aesthetics of Cyberspace and the Effects of De-realization (2005) as well as the co- edited volumes: New-Media Technology, Science, and Politics: The Video Art of Marina Grzinic and Aina Smid (2009), and New Feminism: Worlds of Feminism, Queer and Networking Conditions (2008).

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Group projects are due on Feb. 17. Hidden Histories. Please see post below...

Any questions, email me


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Some sample projects

Teri Rueb - Core Sample

Teri is a very interesting artist, working in the field of locative media. It is worth it to look at her entire site.

Janet Cardiff - Ghost Machine particularly excerpt #2. Janet Cardiff and her husband Georges Beurres Miller, are Canadian artists who work with sound, video, installation and the notion of creating audio landscapes... Look at all of her walks. This is just one example of how she uses sound to amplify and layer space.

Hidden Histories for Feb. 17

Each team has to pick a location from the Historic Walking Tour map. You are to research and develop a way to reveal the hidden history of the location (meaning past, present, maybe future) of the site and surrounding area... using Hipcase, podcasts, blogs, on-site tags, signs, installations - whatever. In addition, each team has to create a "map" or something to give to each student (or "user") to help them wayfind their way to/from/through the site.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Trees by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Google MyMaps + Assignment

Due Monday, Feb. 8 and either linked or embedded in your blog:

The autobiography of your life in Google MyMaps.

For the complete MyMaps How To - it is a topic with all the information and pictures in the Oct. 2009 archive of this blog. Follow the link.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Cool, free text service recommended by Steve


I haven't looked at the full potential of this service yet, but it looks interesting.

Yet another blog address for the sidebar

James Morantus

How to embed Twitter in your blog and other great stuff

Thank you, Allan for this great link!! It is also a very useful site for blogger tutorials...


Hipcast is an audio blogging service where you can easily make podcasts, add video, audio and mobile posts to the class blog. I have a membership (it costs a small amount of money) that I keep alive for this class. I will share the username and password and then you can make use of all the features.

How to record from your phone:

To record from your telephone, which is called Moblogging (Mobile Blogging),
you can call (512) 827-0431.
When prompted, enter your PIN: 181-197-551 #
Your options will be: Record and Publish, or Record and Not Publish. If you select Record and Publish, you will be prompted for your Blog Number or Podcast Number.

The blog number is 1072.

Try it to test it!