|For Thurs., Sept. 30: Prepare a five-minute oral presentation on an artist working solely (or almost solely) on the web. (You can augment the presentation with web materials, which you'll be able to project in class.) Describe the artist's work -- in your language, not relying on visual examples. Contextualize the artist and position him or her historically. What is the artist's critical reputation? Why is the artist noteworthy, original or otherwise important?|
Kamal Nigam has expertise in data mining and machine learning with an emphasis on analyzing text and internet data. Formerly Director of Applied Research at Intelliseek, he has just started a position at the new Google engineering office in Pittsburgh.
Jonathan Feinberg takes pride in executing the invisible-yet-essential. He works in the Collaborative User Experience group at IBM Watson Research Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a drummer he has worked with such bands as They Might Be Giants, Lisa Loeb, and Church of Betty.
What does Lev Manovich have to say about The Dumpster?
What's so unique about break-ups??? Zillions of artists have drawn inspiration from broken hearts. Such as:
And this guy
And this guy
Let's tackle the questions posed by our professor:
- How would I explain this work?
- How is it inextricable from new technology?
- What's the revenue stream?
- What central idea ought to emerge in a review?
- What traditions does this draw on...or not?
So, what becomes of the broken hearted?
21st Century art.