MachineMachine /stream - tagged with digital https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[The NFT Has Changed Artists. Has it Changed Art? - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/03/arts/design/nft-art-beeple.html

Around 1425, the Florentine artist Masaccio painted the first major works in one-point perspective. That revolutionized what artists could do ever after. In Paris in 1839, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre demonstrated his new photographic invention.

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Sat, 05 Mar 2022 13:51:07 -0800 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/03/arts/design/nft-art-beeple.html
<![CDATA[The Rise of “Immersive” Art | The New Yorker]]> https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-silicon-valley/the-rise-and-rise-of-immersive-art

The lights were off, the air smelled faintly of roses, and New Age music flowed from room to room.

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Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:21 -0800 https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-silicon-valley/the-rise-and-rise-of-immersive-art
<![CDATA[arrow-left]]> https://artreview.com/the-boring-art-of-zuckerberg-metaverse/

From floating ‘3D street art’ to a talking Henri Rousseau painting, Meta’s vision of the future is drained of all imagination When I was a kid, I had a book about the future.

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021 01:51:41 -0800 https://artreview.com/the-boring-art-of-zuckerberg-metaverse/
<![CDATA[Bloomberg - Are you a robot?]]> https://www.bloomberg.com/tosv2.html?vid=&uuid=2c627d9b-4dff-11ec-86a8-4c434a574268&url=L25ld3MvYXJ0aWNsZXMvMjAyMS0xMS0wOS9uZnQtY3J5cHRvLWFydC1tYXJrZXQtYm9vbS1iaWdnZXN0LXNhbGVzLWdvaW5nLXRvLW1hbGUtYXJ0aXN0cy13b21lbi1sYWc=

This summer, when Fame Lady Squad launched, claiming to be the first ever female-led crypto art collective, it quickly raised $1.5 million from people who wanted to support underrepresented artists.  Weeks later, it turned out, the group was actually run by men.

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021 01:51:30 -0800 https://www.bloomberg.com/tosv2.html?vid=&uuid=2c627d9b-4dff-11ec-86a8-4c434a574268&url=L25ld3MvYXJ0aWNsZXMvMjAyMS0xMS0wOS9uZnQtY3J5cHRvLWFydC1tYXJrZXQtYm9vbS1iaWdnZXN0LXNhbGVzLWdvaW5nLXRvLW1hbGUtYXJ0aXN0cy13b21lbi1sYWc=
<![CDATA[The Changing Ontology of the Image | The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics]]> https://tidsskrift.dk/nja/issue/view/9283

Traditionally we think of images as relatively individualized or delimited phenomena that, in one way or the other, appear to the human mind and apparatus of perception. Currently, however, we are witnessing an intensification of what we might call thenetworkedness of the image along with a proliferation of machine imagery that operates independently of human perception and cognition. These “operative images” are, in Harun Farocki’s oft-cited formulation, “images without a social goal, not for edification, not for reflection”—they “do not represent an object, but rather are part of an operation.” In fact, one might claim that one of the characteristics of the contemporary image-space is its increasing integration of operational images and machine vision.

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Sun, 04 Jul 2021 22:36:39 -0700 https://tidsskrift.dk/nja/issue/view/9283
<![CDATA[NFTs might not solve the digital art authenticity problem.]]> https://slate.com/technology/2021/04/nfts-digital-art-authenticity-problem.html

When Christie’s auctioned for $69 million a “nonfungible token,” or NFT, linked to the digital collage Everydays: The First 5000 Days, many people asked WTF was an NFT? And why was a relative unknown artist by the name of Beeple now the third-highest selling living artist—for a digital work

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Mon, 17 May 2021 23:55:37 -0700 https://slate.com/technology/2021/04/nfts-digital-art-authenticity-problem.html
<![CDATA[What Does It Mean To Buy a Gif? | Jack Rusher]]> https://jackrusher.com/journal/what-does-it-mean-to-buy-a-gif.html?s=09

It’s everywhere on the Internet right now—NFT this, Rarible that. Tokens, tokens, come get your tokens! We’ve got people shouting that the whole idea is an absurdity or an abomination, others saying it’s only a cynical cash grab, or that it is yet another harbinger of ecological disaster.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:33 -0700 https://jackrusher.com/journal/what-does-it-mean-to-buy-a-gif.html?s=09
<![CDATA[Beeple thinks NFTs are a bubble, cashed out ETH earnings straightaway - Crypto Daily™]]> https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2021/03/Beeple-thinks-NFTs-are-a-bubble-cashed-out-ETH-earnings-straightaway

In an interview with The New Yorker, Beeple said that as soon as he received his stash in ETH, he became concerned regarding Ethereum’s volatility, hence the immediate move to convert everything to US dollars. “Boom, 53 million dollars in my account.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:32 -0700 https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2021/03/Beeple-thinks-NFTs-are-a-bubble-cashed-out-ETH-earnings-straightaway
<![CDATA[Opinion | NFTs: What Are You Paying for When You Buy a GIF for $25,000? - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/opinion/what-are-nfts.html

On March 13, Li Jin sold a GIF for $25,000. A link to the moving image, which was assigned a unique bit of code as proof of authenticity and stored on the blockchain, was purchased at auction via the cryptocurrency Ethereum and sold in 24 hours.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:19 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/opinion/what-are-nfts.html
<![CDATA[Jonathan Beller: NFT Does Not Stand for Non-Fascist Token, but It Should - CoinDesk]]> https://www.coindesk.com/fascism-blockchain-art-nfts

The same fascistic tendencies Walter Benjamin saw in the rise of mass media are at play in the NFT "revolution," too.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:16 -0700 https://www.coindesk.com/fascism-blockchain-art-nfts
<![CDATA[Collecting in the Age of Digital Reproduction - Casey REAS - Medium]]> https://medium.com/@REAS/collecting-in-the-age-of-digital-reproduction-ab0640a42fe6

In the art market, almost everything sold is an object such as a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, an installation, or a photograph, but there are some exceptions. These deviations may include a contract, a set of instructions, a digital video file, or a software file.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2019 04:28:29 -0700 https://medium.com/@REAS/collecting-in-the-age-of-digital-reproduction-ab0640a42fe6
<![CDATA[MONSTROUS THOUGHTS: Philosopher Eugene Thacker on the “New Golden Age of Horror” - 032c]]> https://032c.com/monstrous-thoughts-philosopher-eugene-thacker-on-the-new-golden-age-of-horror

When René Descartes, sitting in his armchair in Leiden in 1641, invites his readers to meditate alongside him, you get the sense he could do with the company.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:09:02 -0700 https://032c.com/monstrous-thoughts-philosopher-eugene-thacker-on-the-new-golden-age-of-horror
<![CDATA[Appropriating the Alien: A Critique of Xenofeminism | Mute]]> http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/appropriating-alien-critique-xenofeminism

The Xenofeminist Manifesto claims, among many things, rationalism and technology as core to a renewed futurist feminist project. However, given the provenance of its moniker and its 'pro-enlightenment' position, Annie Goh asks, WTF exactly is XF?

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Tue, 06 Aug 2019 11:11:21 -0700 http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/appropriating-alien-critique-xenofeminism
<![CDATA[Taboola, Outbrain and the Chum Supply Chain]]> https://themargins.substack.com/p/taboola-outbrain-and-the-chum-supply

Ranjan here, and today I'm talking Taboola and Outbrain. Most of my work in media has been on subscriptions and branded content, so I've never played in the depths of ad-tech darkness. But, I spent seven years trading currency derivatives and am well versed in the art of arbitrage.

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Mon, 27 May 2019 17:28:11 -0700 https://themargins.substack.com/p/taboola-outbrain-and-the-chum-supply
<![CDATA[Washington Monthly | The World Is Choking on Digital Pollution]]> https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january-february-march-2019/the-world-is-choking-on-digital-pollution/

Tens of thousands of Londoners died of cholera from the 1830s to the 1860s. The causes were simple: mass quantities of human waste and industrial contaminants were pouring into the Thames, the central waterway of a city at the center of a rapidly industrializing world.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:01 -0800 https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january-february-march-2019/the-world-is-choking-on-digital-pollution/
<![CDATA[How the JPEG Changed Everything | Frieze]]> https://frieze.com/article/how-jpeg-changed-everything

‘Every two minutes, people upload more images to the internet than existed in total just 150 years ago’

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:00:52 -0800 https://frieze.com/article/how-jpeg-changed-everything
<![CDATA[Digital Bibliography]]> http://glotta.ntua.gr/IS-Social/DigitalBiblio.html

AN EVALUATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY: DIGITAL CULTURE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, THE INTERNET, THE WEB By David Abrahamson Northwestern University Prefatory Note: What follows is a discursive compilation of more that four-hundred-and-fifty items, most of fairly recent authorship, united by a common -- though ve

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:38:21 -0800 http://glotta.ntua.gr/IS-Social/DigitalBiblio.html
<![CDATA[BBC - Future - The world's most prolific writer is a Chinese algorithm]]> http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180829-the-worlds-most-prolific-writer-is-a-chinese-algorithm

“Inflatable duck baby pool with canopy.” “Hot selling colourful temporary full arm tattoo for men.” “Splendid reusable dog pee pad (minimum order: 500).

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:50 -0700 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180829-the-worlds-most-prolific-writer-is-a-chinese-algorithm
<![CDATA[Edward Snowden Reconsidered | by Tamsin Shaw | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books]]> https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/09/13/edward-snowden-reconsidered/

This summer, the fifth anniversary of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA surveillance passed quietly, adrift on a tide of news that now daily sweeps the ground from under our feet.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:48 -0700 https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/09/13/edward-snowden-reconsidered/
<![CDATA[Compression Aesthetics: Glitch From the Avant-Garde to Kanye West – InVisible Culture]]> https://ivc.lib.rochester.edu/compression-aesthetics-glitch-from-the-avant-garde-to-kanye-west/

Carolyn L. Kane In a world that esteems technological efficiency, immediacy, and control, the advent of technical noise, glitch, and failure—no matter how colorful or disturbingly beautiful—are avoided at great costs.

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:47 -0700 https://ivc.lib.rochester.edu/compression-aesthetics-glitch-from-the-avant-garde-to-kanye-west/