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Conformity vs. Individuality?

Industrialism vs. Artistry?

Bar Code Clock

Technology, Computers and Internet  
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like the bar code art. 9/16/2003 12:55:10 PM
Scott Blake has done some interesting stuff at Savannah College of Art and Design. Be sure to check out more than just the Bar Code Clock. He has also found ways to sell his art to make at least part of his living.

When would you make the transition from part-time artist to full time?

9/17/2003 9:33:25 AM
This is a very cool site. I have had similar ideas for barcodes, binary digits, even bottle caps. John Lindenmayer created a four-panel landscape entirely of barcodes.

Back in my Tower Records days, I would use the barcode printer to make rude (but unreadable) SKUs to entertain my coworkers. I think that this specifically, and "coding" in general, are both fertile ground for art and artistic commentary. Depersonalization is almost inherent in large-scale organizational tactics like barcodes, Social Security Numbers, credit reports, etc.

9/18/2003 1:02:13 PM
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