Ideology & Aesthetics

If you think about Andy Warhol & Robert Mapplethorpe, their artistic practices and sensibilities were pretty different, but I think their underlying world views were fairly in sync. On the other hand I kind of suspect that while Paris Hilton & Britney Spears seem to have similar aesthetics, that their underlying ideologies are actually different.

Secondary Creators

I’ve already said a lot about Free Culture. I just want to make 2 finer points: the one made by Julian Sanchez of the Cato Institute in his video above, and another slight variation on this idea of “secondary creators.” Copyright is a cultural compromise: instead of letting a culture …

Nienke Klunder

LONDON, 4 July — Like Nikki S. Lee and Cindy Sherman, Nienke Klunder uses transformations of her appearance and self portraiture to explore identity. Klunder creates her images not in the street like Lee, but in her own studio, like Sherman. What fascinates me so much about this work, besides …

VB/CO Magazine

VB19 – I AVATAR was a different artwork for us. It was a performance of sorts… or an installation anyway… instead of a group “performing a score”… in this site-specific work for SL7B (Second Life 7th Birthday celebration) we asked peeps to answer a short survey about their avatar. The …