MachineMachine /stream - tagged with images en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Taboola, Outbrain and the Chum Supply Chain]]>

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.

Mon, 27 May 2019 17:28:11 -0700
<![CDATA[How the JPEG Changed Everything | Frieze]]>

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

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:00:52 -0800
<![CDATA[Compression Aesthetics: Glitch From the Avant-Garde to Kanye West – InVisible Culture]]>

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.

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:47 -0700
<![CDATA[Hito Steyerl | Politics of Post-Representation «DIS Magazine]]>

From the militarization of social media to the corporatization of the art world, Hito Steyerl’s writings represent some of the most influential bodies of work in contemporary cultural criticism today.

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 05:54:20 -0700
<![CDATA[Rude Awakening: Memes as Dialectical Images >]]>

“It’s not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on what is past; rather, image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation. In other words, image is dialectics at a standstill.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:08:19 -0700
<![CDATA[The Future Of GIFs As Gallery Art, According To The Current Sea]]>

An episode of The Simpsons called “The Computer Wore Menace Shoes” sums up the turn-of-the-century internet quite well. Homer builds a website, dubbed “Mr. X's Web Page” and populates it with animated GIFs of Jesus dancing, screaming mouths, and flying toasters.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:09:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Why women prefer erotic GIFs to steamy pornography videos - Sex Relationships]]>

In the midst of an animated chat on a WhatsApp group recently, a friend took us by surprise with the casual mention of porn GIFs. "Have you seen it?" she asked.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:27:21 -0700
<![CDATA[88 New Satellites Will Watch Earth, All the Time, All the Places | WIRED]]>

The satellite company Planet is used to breaking records. In 2014, a rocket exploded with a payload of the company’s satellites inside—26, the biggest loss ever.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:01:37 -0800
<![CDATA[Why Time’s Trump Cover Is a Subversive Work of Political Art - Culture –]]>

Time Magazine’s annual “Person of the Year” announcement is, year after year, grossly misunderstood.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:21:25 -0800
<![CDATA[How Does Glitch Art Reflect Society? - DailyBreadMag]]>

21.10.2016 We are living in the digital era, no doubt. Everything is going digital lately, so it’s no surprise to also see the growth of the digital art sphere. Today let’s focus on glitch art.

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:48:05 -0700
<![CDATA[All About Glitch: Datamoshing - Notes on Design]]>

In our second installment on Glitch Art we’re going to look at a type of glitch that is made using the compression artifacts from digital video called datamoshing. Datamoshing visual effects usually appear like small colorful squares sprinkled across a screen like confetti.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:05:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Artist Profile: Lorna Mills | Rhizome]]>

Paul Soulellis: Your recent work takes the form of animated GIF collages that convulse with explosions, weird animals and jerky gestures—scenes that are usually playful but often perverse. Most of it is presented in mad looping cut-out form, with jagged, silhouetted edges and sudden jump-cuts that have become your signature motifs. It’s easy to see how these GIFs harken back to early web vernacular, but I’m tempted to draw an even deeper trajectory. I see Stan Brakhage, Jack Smith, Maya Deren, and other experimental filmmakers in your use of the image as malleable, pleasure-seeking collage material.

Earlier works, like these compositions from 2010 and in particular this set focused on your mother’s jewelry, use sequences of tightly framed shots that construct almost conventional narratives. Presented as a stack or a linear progression, sometimes barely moving, the looping in these pieces is more “manual;” my gaze has to follow from frame to frame as I piece the story together.

Whether sequenced as a chain (narrative) or oscillating (disjunctive collage), your GIFs draw upon a distinct cinematic lineage. Do you seek to resolve these disparate ideas, or a synthesis between them, or something else?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:40:17 -0700
<![CDATA[Gif Horse — Real Life]]>

An adorable black kitten is sitting on a bookshelf, eyes fixed on an insect. It sits, paws perfectly aligned. Then, out of nowhere, it pounces — leaping off the shelf and into the air, wild and frantic.

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 19:09:42 -0700
<![CDATA[Study Links Police Bodycams to Increase in Shooting Deaths - Law Blog - WSJ]]>

In the wake of high-profile police shootings, the Obama administration has encouraged local police departments to equip their officers with body-worn cameras.

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:04:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Google's Cultural Institute is making art and museums searchable for everyone | WIRED UK]]> ]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 04:33:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Modest Witness: A Painter's Collaboration with Donna Haraway]]>

When I read Donna Haraway's Manifesto for Cyborgs in 1989, I was intrigued and inspired. Here was a piece that resonated with my political, feminist and moral values.

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:21:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Star Trek: "Inalienable Human Rights"]]>


Also, Voyager questions Federation diversity.

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 05:22:40 -0700
<![CDATA[Fascinating Photos from the Secret Trash Museum in a New York Sanitation Garage | Atlas Obscura]]>

On the second floor of a nondescript warehouse owned by New York City's Sanitation Department in East Harlem is a treasure trove—filled with other people's trash. Most of the building is used as a depot for garbage trucks, but there's a secret museum that takes over an entire floor.

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:04:53 -0700
<![CDATA[Google's New AI Can Tell Where Your Photo Was Taken Without Using Geotags]]>

In case you didn’t already feel like Google was a creepy stalker, its artificial intelligence tools are rapidly crossing over into uncanny. The latest one is PlaNet, a new deep-learning machine that specializes in figuring out where a photo was taken—using nothing but the image’s pixels.

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 07:20:09 -0800
<![CDATA[Closing the Loop – The New Inquiry]]>

“The black female’s body needs less to be rescued from the masculine “gaze” than to be sprung from a historic script surrounding her with signification while at the same time, and not paradoxically, it erases her completely.

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:07:28 -0800