Re/Thinking Paul Bunyan and Who Eats at Taco Bell?
This is a long overdue update. In the Fall of 2012 when both Chloe and I were new Professors at University of Maine at Farmington we began a working on a collaborative project with our friends and colleagues Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar aka Tugboat Collective. The project was one which Gaelyn and Gustavo had been working on for some time and the collaborators were and continued…
Hito Steyerl Is (Not) Completely Invisible
Video still from Hito Steyerl’s video “How Not to Be Seen: a Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov” (2013). Image courtesy of Hito Steyerl and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.
In a recent interview with DIS Magazine, 48-year-old writer and artist Hito Steyerl remarked that “anyone slightly interested in digital politics and technology is by now acquiring at least basic skills in disappearance and…
Tom Hancocks: Idle Self
Tom Hancocks has made an animated GIF dreamworld out of a windowless, hypermodern house in an alien landscape. This is definitely a throwback to early computer games like Myst with maybe a little bit of Freud mixed in there. The project is called “Idle Self” and invites viewers to browse through rooms of the house as if they were representations of the mind at work.
Idle Self was part of a…