Topic: media-systems

An Invention, Not a Container

An art system is a means by which art becomes manifest. It can be as simple as an idea or a photograph or as massive a set of things as a museum, an art ‘scene’, or a biennale and all the tens of thousands of instruments, roles and ephemera around it. An art system is [...]

Softness: interrogability; general intellect; art methodologies in software

This text was originally given as a talk at the ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art) in Helsinki in 2004. A version was published by the Digital Research Unit at Huddersfield University in 2006. Here is a pdf version of this text. (With thanks to Søren Pold)


An interview with 0100101110101101.ORG about life_sharing Matthew Fuller Q.: In your text describing the project, you mention that ‘A computer, with the passing of time, ends up looking like its owner’s brain’. Do you mean this in the way that any collection of objects of a certain type (ie books; bathroom cupboards full of half-used [...]

Like to Draw?

No matter how hot to trot a government gets for privatisation there’s one aspect of the state that they always balk at parcelling up and flogging off – war. Now, a challenge to this professed monopoly on mass violence and its attendant technologies is coming from an unexpected quarter – artists. In Europe and in [...]