Archive: 2012

Don’t Give Me the Numbers – an interview with Ben Grosser about Facebook Demetricator

Don’t Give Me the Numbers – an interview with Ben Grosser about Facebook Demetricator. Matthew Fuller Ben Grosser is an artist, composer, and programmer based in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. His work is highly attuned to the role of computation in changing and producing aesthetics, knowledge and social formations and much of it is available to view [...]

Giffed Economy

For the Born in 1987 show at The Photographers Gallery, London, curated by Katrina Sluis Why look at animated GIFs now? They are one of the first forms of image native to computer networks making them charmingly passé, a characteristic that gives them contradictory longevity. Animated GIFs crystallise a form of the combination of computing [...]

Questions to Ask a City

From, Cybermoholla Ensemble & Nicholas Hirsch / Michael Müller, eds, ‘Cybermoholla Hub’, Sternberg Press, NYC, 2012 10 How do things enter and leave, how are they built and how do they decay? What is modifiable? How can things be attached on to one another? Where does idea become infrastructure? What arranges speeds? How does the [...]