John Coplans

Is the name of the artist I couldn’t remember yesterday when we where talking about Anders work.

This is one of his self portraits:

/mattias

Tomorrow: The Age of the stupid

A one time showing of this documentary about climate change at Bergen Kino tomorrow. I read about it a while back and thought this is a film I’ve got to see:

The crickets chirped:

“You won’t see a more important film this year“ News of the World

“The first successful dramatisation of climate change to reach the big screen” The Guardian

“Slaps you around the face, then punches you in the stomach“ The Sun

“Fabulously funny, heartwrenching, visually stunning” Art Threat

“Fantastic. Knocks spots off an inconvenient truth“ The Ecologist

Vampire screening at the Academy!

Hi!

There will be a movie screening of one new and one old vampire-classic on Wednesday the 16 of September at the Academy, 4 th floor at seven o`clock.

Let the Right One In“, 2008 by swedish director Tomas Alfredson, The spoken language  is Swedish, but we can fix English subtitles.

The Fearless Vampire Killers“, 1967 by Roman Polanski.

Welcome!

(And remember sweets and drinks)

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Ultima and Samtidsfestivalen

Right now I am ……

If you are in Olso next week come and see me at the Technical Museum or/and Black Box (check out the links for date/time).

Why I missed the first group meting

Field: Open source digital art environment……

The technical frontier of digital art is no longer what computers can do, but how we get them to do it.

Field is a development environment for experimental code and digital art in the broadest of possible senses. While there are a great many development environments and digital art tools out there today, this one has been constructed with two key principles in mind:

  • Embrace and extend — rather than make a personal, private and pristine code utopia, Field tries to bridge to as many libraries, programming languages, and ways of doing things as possible. The world doesn’t necessarily need another programming language or serial port library, nor do we have to pick and choose between data-flow systems, graphical user interfaces or purely textual programming — we can have it all in the right environment and we can both leverage the work of others and take control of our own tools and methods.
  • Live code makes anything possible — Field tries to replace as many “features” with editable code as it can. Its programming language of choice is Python — a world class, highly respected and incredibly flexible language. As such, Field is intensely customizable, with the glue between interface objects and data modifiable inside Field itself. Field takes seriously the idea that its user — you — are a programmer / artist doing serious work and that you should be able to reconfigure your tools to suit your domain and style as closely as possible.

http://openendedgroup.com/field/wiki/OverviewBanners2

/Mattias

What is Art?

See Lars Vikks’ answer to the question in five parts on Youtube:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sUE68stj6g
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3ZjpDwY8BQ
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agn9PngjmI8
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_Xw0alXkU0
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HgZSFoNENo

NB: Recommended for discursive purposes! What do YOU think?