return to Outside Circle Collective - OCC ( an art collective ) home    community log    discussions    jomas    jowai    newsletters    login    

Community Weblog - [ Other ]

Improvised Maps | Eminent Domain

  #
 
Dispatx Art Collective
 

We're pleased to announce the publication of the sixth edition of Dispatx, which coincides with a complete redesign of the website. Curating and developing works from poets, photographers, painters and writers, for this edition we once again present an extremely diverse set of responses to the notion of Improvised Maps. These works in Show include a dozen projects developed online over the last five months and seven additional submissions including work from Gonzalo Puch, Denis Masi, Andrea Brady and Daniel Canogar.

In addition the exploration of the theme Eminent Domain can now be followed on a daily basis. Until June 2007, the Make area of the site will feature the work of seventeen projects chosen to explore the theme. These include works by Emanuel Licha, Juan delGado, and Paulina Varas. The Studio, an integrated set of documentation tools, allows the artists to post regular updates to their work in a continuous investigation of the creative method - the organisational process that translates creative vision to creative product.

Through making comments on the artists' process in Make, site visitors form a part of this organic process. We have provided a set of tools allowing you to create private collections, leave comments, and subscribe to RSS feeds for the projects that interest you the most. To familiarize yourself with these changes, please take the site tour.

About Dispatx
Dispatx provides the tools of a socialised internet for the development and presentation of contemporary art and literature. Visitors are invited to interact with the artists via the online display of their working processes, and to create unique private collections of the finished works. Through this process we seek to establish a new curatorial discourse based on artistic working practices.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license | ISSN 1750-9505


Announcements  Artists  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Visual  Criticism and Theory  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  Museums, Galleries and Centers   News, Events and Media   Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

once in a while you find something truely extraordinary...

  #

it
appears
as if
it is
all
here:
                  ubu



Announcements  Artists  Arts - Crafts  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Movies and Film  Arts - Music  Arts - Performing  Arts - Visual  Comedy and Humor  Criticism and Theory  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  Education  History  Museums, Galleries and Centers   News, Events and Media   Other  Reference   Technology, Computers and Internet  

discussion

  discuss this article

The Signal Processing Chain is here!

  #

Participation in the Longest Chain of Human Audio Processing: Phase 1


When: September 4th, 2005 - 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Green Brain Comics - Dearborn, MI

This is going to be the 1st run (bigger and more public ones to follow) of the Signal Processing Chain - a grand experiment in sound and collaboration.

Please take part...here's what you need...

1) one device that you can manipulate audio with that accept and send an audio signal.  It would be best if you bring a device that can accept and send 1/4" to 1/4" connection.  Also, if possible, bring something that runs on batteries.

2) If you are going to need power, please bring a power strip with you.

3) You may want to bring a cushion or a blanket to sit on.  Please expect to sit on the floor.

4) Bring a 1/4" to 1/4" audio cable that is around 3 feet in length.

5) Head phones to monitor yourself if you want.

We would also like to get a count of how many people we should be expecting.  If you can please e'mail jengling@umich.edu to say that you be coming, that would be great!

If you have any questions, send me an e'mail!


**Directions to Greenbrain Comics**

GREEN BRAIN COMICS
is located at
13210 MICHIGAN AVENUE
3 BLOCKS EAST OF SCHAEFER
1/2 MILE WEST OF I-94
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN
313-582-9444
http://www.greenbrain.biz

Alright...We'll see you all there!

-The dorkbot.detroit crew
http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotdetroit/



Arts - Music  Other  Technology, Computers and Internet  

discussion

  discuss this article

Earth as Art

  #


Arts - Visual  Other  Reference   Technology, Computers and Internet  

discussion

  • Are there any usage parameters for these images? There are rich design possibil...more
    - [stargrazer]

  read more (1 total)

Dispatx :: Call for Submissions

  #

Dispatx Art Collective
is calling for collaborative project proposals and submissions based on the current theme for exploration : Abandonment

We see this theme as tremendously rich in connotations both positive and negative, and are looking for collaborators to consider working with us as a part of our 'Work in Progress' area - demonstrating the process that translates creative vision into artistic output - as well as submissions of finished work aligned to the theme.

For more information, submission guidelines and schedule details, please visit www.dispatx.com

To contact us directly, please email submissions@dispatx.com


Announcements  Artists  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Movies and Film  Arts - Music  Arts - Visual  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  Other  

discussion

  discuss this article

Dispatx Art Collective :: Scar as Sign

  #




Dispatx Art Collective are pleased to announce the publication of our third edition - Scar as Sign. The works making up this issue explore the theme in a diverse manner, confronting concepts from personal experience and showing their significance in a much broader sense.

Our bodies, relationships and environments are defined by information built up over time, as if there were an implicit will governing what should be preserved. Through dislocations in the storage process, wounds can be generated, and attempts to erase these wounds from our memories give rise to scarring. In their turn, lasting scars are then converted into objects of great significance. To talk of these significations is to talk not only of the object itself but also of all that it signifies. Human memory is thus made up of a tension between defects and the processes undertaken to hide them.

The edition is made up of 13 works in various media including photography, sculpture, sound and poetry. It is the result of 4 months' collaborative development of the theme by 17 different artists, and can be seen at www.dispatx.com


Announcements  Artists  Arts - Design  Arts - Music  Arts - Visual  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  Other  

discussion

  • great compilation, oliver! i am impressed with the scope and execution of dispat...more
    - [ben]
  • Ben - thanks for your comments on dispatx ... at this present time we are co...more
    - [dispatx]
  • Lots of great work! The cello piece is very striking.
    - [stargrazer]

  read more (3 total)

a gift

  #

rositadreamsrosita, hope you like it

more is in the makings

of the chaos

s00n sEE

 

(ö)



Announcements  Artists  Arts - Performing  Arts - Visual  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  Education  History  News, Events and Media   OCC Artists  Other  Reference   

discussion

  • welcome, frank! i like your work!
    - [ben]

  read more (1 total)

Biting the Apple

  #

I love my new Apple G5 iMac.  It is both beautiful and powerful.  And iTunes is the nearest thing to realizing my dream of cataloguing my massive music collection and setting it on random play.  But it seems most dreams contain an edge of nightmare, as this statement from http://www.computertakeback.com/bad_apple/bad would seem to indicate:

The iLife isn't quite as harmonious as it seems.  Lurking beneath Apple's beautifully designed digital music players and computers are poisonous chemicals like lead and mercury that can cause birth defects and disabilities.  When the millions of Apple's obsolete computers and other electronic products hit the landfills and incinerators, millions of pounds of toxic lead and other highly toxic materials will be dumped into our air, land, and water.  Apple should live up to its ethical reputation and take leadership to stop the growing mountain of toxic electronic waste from poisoning our families and communities.  It should develop the best recycling system for its used machines and build cleaner and safer electronic products.
 




Announcements  Education  Other  Technology, Computers and Internet  

discussion

  • Peter, thanks for this post. I went to the site and followed the steps. As I am...more
    - [dispatx]
  • The people behind this campaign seem to want to cast Apple in the light of villa...more
    - [stargrazer]

  read more (2 total)

screw music forever.

  #


free103point9 is a nonprofit media arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the genre Transmission Arts by promoting artists who explore ideas around transmission as a medium for creative expression. These investigations include practices in AM and FM radio, Citizen's Band, walkie-talkie, generative sound, and other broad and microcasting technologies utilizing the transmission spectrum. free103point9 serves diverse public audiences through programs including an online radio station, a distribution label, a performance/exhibition/transmission series, a preservation program, an education initiative, and a forthcoming artist-in-residency program.

check out the website
here.
you can also delve into previous transmissions, and listen to their online radio here.




Artists  Arts - Music  Arts - Performing  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  OCC Artists  Other  Technology, Computers and Internet  

discussion

  • has the fcc approved this? this sounds like a project that would really burn mic...more
    - [Ande]
  • I like all the colorful text!
    - [stargrazer]
  • thanks, peter. taste the rainbow.
    - [ben]
  • would yelling through a megaphone count? I know there's an experimental subgenr...more
    - [stargrazer]

  read more (4 total)

An OCC future with the 555 Gallery?

  #
Hey folks!

I know I have been silent for a long time, but I like to consider it as "collecting information and observing progress."

Recently, I met a member of the 555 Gallery staff named Nicole Parker. She, and a handful of other people, manage, organize, and maintain the art gallery, which currently resides in Detroit (formerly located in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor). The reason I write this little announcement pertains to the goals of both the OCC and the 555:  Non-profit Organization. When I considered this, I thought to myself "maybe the OCC and the 555 can work together on it in some way? ...  perhaps work together on other things (i.e. events, performances, shows, fundraisers, etc.) in the future?" From what I understand, the 555 is not just another art gallery. It is a creative space organized and maintained by artists ...  artists not unlike those in the Outside Circle Collective. With that said, my (cheesy) message to both groups for the future is "Communicate, Collaborate, and Create."


For more information on the 555 Gallery, please go to www.555arts.org

If you wish to contact the 555 Gallery, please try e-mailing them through their website
or contact Nicole Parker at nicole@555arts.org


This is Edmund, signing off.


Announcements  Artists  Museums, Galleries and Centers   OCC Artists  Other  

discussion

  • Hi Ed, I think I saw you driving your car a couple days ago. I like your idea.....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • When you saw me out driving, Peter, I didn't seem like I was in a hurry, did I?...more
    - [automaton]
  • maybe we could hold a jomas release party their and/or at a place like scene met...more
    - [ben]
  • I think Steve Samuels is a good person to contact at 555, too. And no, Ed, your...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I haven't met many of the other staffers at the 555, but I know Nicole is very i...more
    - [automaton]
  • If you get a chance, Ed, point her towards this website. Joe Scott interned at...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I'll suggest that she check out the site thoroughly. She has mentioned Joe's nam...more
    - [automaton]
  • Sweet, let us know how we can help out.
    - [stargrazer]

  read more (8 total)

Cubasis question

  #

 hellllo everyone i have the computer program, cubasis (electronic/recording music), but  no idea how to use it or the input devices needed. does anyone have this system or one like it who would be willing to fill me in on the needed accessories and such? i'd appreciate it much! thanks! rachel



Announcements  Arts - Music  Education  Other  

discussion

  • sorry for all the confusion guys, just learning how this weblog works!
    - [rachie]
  • Rachel - check out http://lmbpc.lincoln.ac.uk/audio/Getting%20Started.pdf for th...more
    - [pax]
  • Nice picture!
    - [name not provided]
  • Welcome aboard!
    - [stargrazer]
  • Rachel, I'm interested in your experiences with cubasis. Let me know how it wor...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Rachel, do you have a MIDI keyboard? This is an indispensable tool for Cubasis....more
    - [nick]
  • peter, ha yea it migggght take me a bit to get around to that but once it is all...more
    - [rachie]
  • nick, no i don't have a MIDI keboard. really?? wow well under $50 huh, not bad....more
    - [rachie]
  • rachel- i think the keyboard at your house might be midi- you can just look at t...more
    - [ben]
  • rachel, i hope everything worked out with the program. sorry i found this post...more
    - [Jeanne]

  read more (10 total)

Group Notes for 501(c)3 Meeting

  #
Meeting started at 2:00pm at Amer's Cafe in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Attended by: Michelle, Peter Richards, Nayiri Bardakjian, Julia Yezbick, Ben Gaydos, Nick Gaydos
  1. Paperwork to be filed:
    1. Articles of Incorporation
      1. Filing cost is $22.50
      2. Call Office of Commerce and Labor to send?
    2. Budget (2 Years)
      1. 4 Pages
      2. Could be difficult to complete
      3. Save for use with grants
      4. Already -$500 for 2003 / 2004 activities. OCC still owes people money.
      5. 2005 / 2006 Estimations:
        1. 2005
          1. JOMAS - $500
          2. mini JOWAI - $100
          3. mini Collaboration .2 -$200
            1. Website Distribution to other museum websites
            2. Streaming Video / Audio
        2. 2006
          1. JOWAI - $300
          2. mini JOMAS - $200
    3. Bylaws
      1. Directorship vs. Membership
      2. Who will be on the board of directors?
      3. How many people constitute a quorum? Risks and benefits of having a small quorum.
  2. Income possiblities
    1. Membership Fee
      1. Keep low enough that it isn't a burden for Aritsts
      2. $10?
      3. Take a portion of everyone's to support those who cannot afford.
      4. Suggested Donation / Determine your own Membership Fee
    2. Fundraising
      1. T-Shirts
      2. Online Art
      3. Design Contests
    3. Donations
      1. Website
      2. Paypal
    4. Income from Journals
      1. JOMAS, JOWAI
      2. sold artwork
      3. admission to events / release partys
        1. 2005 JOMAS Release in East Lansing, Ann Arbor?
    5. Submission Fees for call for entries
  3. Reasons for 501(c)3
    1. Access to funding
    2. Making Art Available
    3. OCC providing more access to it's members
    4. Allowing other non-profits to work more closely with OCC
  4. Increased level of Documentation
    1. Need detailed Logs of hours and money
    2. Sending detailed receipts for donations
    3. Keeping Better Records
    4. Physical Address to keep articles of incorporation and bylaws.
  5. Assignment:
    1. Bylaws: Nick Gaydos
    2. Budget: Julia Yezbick and Nayiri Bardakjian
    3. Articles of Incorporation: Ben Gaydos
    4. Forms and Receipt Design: Peter Richards
  6. Unanswered questions:
    1. What type of Organization will we be "by law:" Association, Incorporation, etc?
    2. More questions will become apparent by writing the bylaws.



OCC News  Other  

discussion

  • Julia and Ben, please add to this list...
    - [nick]
  • 1.2.4. Already -$500 for 2003 / 2004 activities. OCC still owes people money. -...more
    - [name not provided]
  • 1.2.4 OCC still owes Jen for rubber bands for JOWAI, me for printing business ca...more
    - [nick]
  • Louis is right that along with organization comes some burdensome/negative aspec...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter - I agree... the ideals of the collective will definitely be put first and...more
    - [nick]
  • just kidding about the compensation...
    - [stargrazer]
  • I agree with peter on putting the ideals of the collective over anything else -...more
    - [pax]
  • seems like this might require some changes in the basic form of the collective....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • does anyone know if there is a specific form for the budget that I need to get?...more
    - [pax]
  • I will. Can you remind me of what my project is? I know I'm supposed to be des...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Michelle says yes, the form can be picked up at the state office in Ann Arbor.
    - [stargrazer]
  • hmm. by "state office" do you mean the secretary of state? because i...more
    - [pax]

  read more (12 total)

Collaboration .2 [call for entries]

  #
 
Outside Circle Collective
Collaboration .2
Call For Entries


Members of Outside Circle Collective are invited to submit proposals for Collaboration .2, an international travelling exhibition to begin mid-2005. Each entry should be a proposed collaboration between two or more members (eg, a musician and a painter, a web designer, a film maker and a dancer; whatever fits).

Please submit names and contact information with a proposal of no more than three pages. Submissions may propose work in any format, but no funding will be provided. All proposed work must be self-financed.

Proposals can be emailed to info@outsidecircle.com or snail mailed to :

Outside Circle Collective
426 West Second St.
Rochester, MI USA
48307-1904

Submission Deadline is February 15, 2005.

If you would like more information about the exhibition or Outside Circle Collective, send email or visit the website listed below.




Announcements  Artists  Arts - Crafts  Arts - Culinary  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Movies and Film  Arts - Music  Arts - Performing  Arts - Visual  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  Education  Museums, Galleries and Centers   OCC News  Other  

discussion

  • Yay! Thanks for the way prettier posting (and content!)
    - [name not provided]
  • i learned it by watching you.
    - [ben]

  read more (2 total)

An official communique' to the OCC collective

  #
Dear Sir and/or Madam:

Recently, I attended one of your official gatherings as a guest member. I must say that I was both amazed and appalled by the activities I witnessed there. From the crazed dance of the fire gods to the wacky fun at the sacrificial offering---good, healthy enjoyment was experienced by all. While I can assume that the Collective has some official plan for this offering each year, I thought I would take it upon myself to make some suggestions to boost the fun to a whole new level.

  1. Have you considered staging an struggle for supremacy within the group itself? These kinds of backbiting, mud-wrestling, hungry grabs for power always make for good fun. If you strip down to your waists and fight like Captain Kirk in Star Trek, well, so much the better.
  2. Once you've solidified your new official position as Grand High Pooh-Bah and Head Kahuna, why not invade somewhere? Sure, Hitler did it to Poland--but he doesn't have your style. Roll in a few tanks into a community five miles down the road and force them to strip naked and do the Hokey-Pokey. Achtung!
  3. Finally, I suggest the distribution of a ranting Manifesto. Yes, it too has been done--but so what? Without stealing there would be no creation. So, gather up the drooling ravings of your most sordid members and publish them as if they are truth. See if anyone gets it!

Sincerely yours,

Anne Marie

P.S. The gathering was a hell of a good time!


Other  

discussion

  • I'm all for supremacy struggle.
    - [nick]
  • Excellent. Now, who's in charge of the ranting Manifeso? I feel a rant looming.....more
    - [OtherPlace]
  • aren't I already our unquestioned Supreme Leader?
    - [stargrazer]
  • Did you strip to your waist and battle for supremecy like Captain Kirk in Star T...more
    - [OtherPlace]
  • i have been trying to shed this damn socio-democracy the collective has. i think...more
    - [ben]
  • Exxxcellent. Violent performance art.
    - [OtherPlace]

  read more (6 total)

jowai: the journal of words and images

  #
 
jowai: the journal of words and images is now available for your consumption. jowai is the outside circle collective's publication documenting the creative work of it's international membership. poetry, short story, essay, photography, painting, mixed media, and graphic art created by OCC members from 3 continents is showcased within on 24 full-color pages. It is available at several fine bookstores (more info to follow) or from OCC members Nick Gaydos (US), Antonio Zirion (UK/EU, Mexico), Ben Gaydos (US, UK/EU, Asia) Julia Yezbick (UK/EU, Asia) and Nick Lyon (UK/EU). For more information or to place an order please email info[at]outsidecircle[dot]com



jowai specifics:
  • 24 pages of your full color art, photos, poems & stories (pages 2-3,4-5 shown)[3]
  • Slip cover with transfer & origami [1]   
  • It transforms into two 2' x 3.5' murals
  • Rubber band binding (removable pages) [2]
  • Featured artists: Jennifer Brigham, Noah Ullman, Julia Yezbick, Benjamin Gaydos, Antonio Zirión, Nick Lyon, Scott McGlaughlin, Peter Richards, John Lindenmayer, Nick Gaydos, Kristen Kaszeta, Rebecca Gaydos, Louis Rawlins, Jan Fox, Joe Scott, Chris Vanwyck, Tim Lane, Sam Coffman, Andrea Eckert, and Jeremy Couilard


Announcements  Artists  Arts - Crafts  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Movies and Film  Arts - Visual  Comedy and Humor  Criticism and Theory  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  Education  Museums, Galleries and Centers   News, Events and Media   OCC Artists  OCC News  Other  Reference   

discussion

  • jowai is available at magma books, manchester, a hearty visual arts and design s...more
    - [ben]
  • jowai is available in michigan at Shaman Drum bookstor in Ann Arbor, and Gallery...more
    - [ben]
  • contact info[at]outsidecircle[dot]com for more information.
    - [ben]

  read more (3 total)

OCC Meeting

  #
We're having an OCC related meeting this Saturday (04.03.04) @ 4:15 pm in East Lansing Michigan's most beloved gathering place, the Peanut Barrel. Come and join us as we discuss Outside Circle's approaching group show (May 2nd), promotions (posters and flyers) / OCCswatteam and finalization and distribution of JOWAI, OCC's journal of word's and images. Your presence and input will be greatly appreciated.
 


Announcements  Artists  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Music  Arts - Performing  Arts - Visual  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  News, Events and Media   OCC News  Other  

discussion

  • So far it looks like Louis, Peter, Ben and I will be there.
    - [nick]
  • It was good to reconvene at the PB, one of the birthplaces of OCC. It was nice...more
    - [stargrazer]

  read more (2 total)

the OCCswat team

  #

is your life lacking excitement? adventure? a sense of purpose?
if so, that's really too bad...

...anyway, we've devised the OCCswatteam to spread the word about our artists and our collective: an elite force of proactive art lovers who want to let people know that art is being created every day- galleries are unvieling new work, music is being performed, poets are speaking, films are being exhibited, dancers are well, dancing, thespians are taking stage, web gurus are punching new codes... and all that other important stuff we do as artists.  

we would like OCC members, across the globe, to spread the word locally. all you have to do to sign up is click my profile at the bottom of the screen, once on your profile page check off the OCCswatteam  newsletter box and you're officially cool. we'll contact you and send you your official swatteam gear, which will include:

  1. OCC Fliers/Poster
  2. [mini] JOWAI, The Journal of Words and Images
  3. OCC stencil
  4. Personalized OCC "business" cards
  5. The OCC CD-Rom

sound wicked-cool? it probably is.

if you have any questions about life threatening obligations or sketchy covert operations you might be involved in contact ben@edict.com

 



Announcements  Artists  Arts - Crafts  Arts - Culinary  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Movies and Film  Arts - Music  Arts - Performing  Arts - Visual  Museums, Galleries and Centers   News, Events and Media   OCC News  Other  

discussion

  • sweet! count me in for the UK distribution team!
    - [pax]
  • Thanks to the 6 of you who have signed up so far! We promise not to take advant...more
    - [nick]
  • we do?
    - [ben]
  • use me, abuse me. I'm really looking forward to that stencil!
    - [stargrazer]
  • One thing I can do is post links to juried shows in Michigan and the surrounding...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Definitely Peter.
    - [nick]

  read more (6 total)

the future is now

  #

In 1969 Charles Eames sketched out a rough visualization of the design process for an exhibition at the Lourve called "what is design?". It consisted of three loose amoeba-like graphical elements floating in the void of his sketchpad, overlapping, intersecting, and connecting to create the most idyllic representation of what design should be. The three layered forms respectively constitute the interests and concerns of the designer, the genuine interest of the client, and concerns of society as a whole. Where the subsets intersect lies the common ground where designers can work with "conviction and enthusiasm". Like much of the Eames' work, the beauty is found in the objects' duality. Floating gorgeously in clarity and in the absence of pretense... churning below are the complexities brought not only by the designer and the client, but society as well. We as designers are given the daunting task of mapping the blurred sovereignty where morals, economics, and personal goals intersect.

We are at the beginning of a new epoch of human viability, where all economies and ecologies are becoming globalized, related and integrated. More than any other discipline, design has placed us, for better of for worse, in this position. More directly, for the last 100 years it has been graphic design acting as the purveyor, instigator, and documentarian of cultural change. Increasingly, however, graphic design has been depreciating its stock as an art form by making itself available primarily as a commercial tool. This, paired with the narrow selection of creative instruments (primarily software), which we allow ourselves to use contributes to the disposable conduit that makes up the majority of design encountered daily. Craft and vocation are left behind, leaving the mass media with unchallenging and comfortable design for the people. We must seek to create work that is both visually and cognitively demanding, but emotionally and intellectually rewarding.

By falsifying our skills as creative artists and knowingly swimming out to the undertow
of an 'autistic economy', where unemployment, inequality, and globalization prevail, finding the area where the "designer can work with determination and enthusiasm" becomes all the more difficult. We designers will not find it alone. Working with colleagues both in and outside of the realm of visual communications cultivates understanding. Collaborating with other fields such as semiotics, social anthropology and linguistics, we educate ourselves in the cultural values that give worth to human life. We must seek to understand, study, and challenge how visual communication determines and reinforces cultural values.

The collective conscious of the design community is beginning to reevaluate its societal role. In his essay published by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Citizen Designer, Rick Poyner states, "We must ensure that design, as an interdisciplinary way of thinking, becomes an integral and equal component of significant public initiatives." melding such initiatives with our clients ideals and our morals, we can better all parties involved. Through these means Eames' pluperfect land seems all the more attainable. This is what we must seek.


Announcements  Artists  Arts - Crafts  Arts - Culinary  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Movies and Film  Arts - Music  Arts - Performing  Arts - Visual  Comedy and Humor  Criticism and Theory  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  Education  Employment and Work  History  Museums, Galleries and Centers   News, Events and Media   OCC Artists  Other  Reference   Technology, Computers and Internet  

discussion

  • Ben, a very thought-provoking assessment!"Do not commit design in a vacuu...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I like the use of this space for essays and comentary.
    - [nick]

  read more (2 total)

put it all in perspective

  #

 
When you're having one of "those" days, and it just doesn't feel like the planets are in alignment for you, take a peek at this powers of ten applet to put it all back into perspective.....

View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.

 .......all thanks to the designers, Charles and Ray Eames, the initial "powers of ten" creators.



Artists  Arts - Design  Education  Other  

discussion

  • ahh... the eames'- my role models and heros. yes i know, i'm a design nerd, but...more
    - [ben]
  • I love this film!
    - [stargrazer]
  • i remember when i received the Eames' "powers of ten" book as a child. it is co...more
    - [Ande]

  read more (3 total)

birth of lego

  #


whether or not we care to admit it, many of us are where we are at today because of legos. yes, i know, you may think that is a stretch, but i know that without those colorful bricks, i would not be the fine manipulator of visual space that i claim to be, and i wouldn't love the danes so much either. in my web hopping today i found out where they really come from: "they are scraped off the inside of magical trees by tiny danish elves, right?." not really... enjoy this trip to the lego factory: the making of a brick

"the making of brick" was created by flash animators extroardinaire, pop! lot's o' neat stuff there... check em out.

sidenote: in my search for a lego image i found this: the brick testament (yes lego bibletales). enjoy.



Arts - Crafts  Arts - Design  Arts - Visual  Comedy and Humor  Education  Other  

discussion

  • neat stuff. this draws off of the retro - isometric, block - tech style. additi...more
    - [nick]
  • The flashing link thing is kind of irritating (but successful, as it gets my att...more
    - [name not provided]
  • the brick testament has to be one of the funniest projects I have ever scene! I...more
    - [Ande]

  read more (3 total)

jowai > one week away!

  #


there is less than a week left to submit entries for the outside circle collective's publication, jowai: the journal of words and images. thanks to all those that have submitted work thus far. we've got a healthy collection of photos, short stories and poems, but we still want more! we are especially lacking in handmade art (paintings/ sculpture/ collage/ drawings/ crafts/ etc). so if you've got some work you haven't sent in yet, don't miss this opportunity to get your art out there!

all entries can be emailed to
ben@gaydos.org. when emailing images, please keep the images hi-res (+150dpi).   the entrants will be notified when published. questions? email ben (see address above).

entry deadline: nov15 (11.15.03)


Announcements  Artists  Arts - Crafts  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Visual  Comedy and Humor  Criticism and Theory  OCC News  Other  

discussion

  • It would be fun to print off the min-JOWAI, make a bunch of copies and distribut...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • If you are going "home" for the holidays, consider taking a stack of mini-JOWAIs...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • definietly! these are good ideas peter. thanks...
    - [ben]

  read more (3 total)

occ-oaster

  #


for those that like to say it with style... we have occ business cards available for download. they are available in two formats:

  1. .eps for those who own adobe illustrator and would like to add their name and address
  2. .pdf for those who would like to write their name and address in by hand 

we recommend a stiff card stock when choosing paper to print the cards on.
if you encounter problems, or do not have illustrator and would like a personalized card, email ben@gaydos.org



Announcements  Artists  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  OCC News  Other  

discussion

  • Hey, I want to make some business cards for our tv show...how to do I do that? A...more
    - [name not provided]
  • i'd make em yourself, or have a friend do them, otherwise you're going to pay mo...more
    - [ben]
  • Hiram, a good source of cheap, heavyweight paper stock (that will still go throu...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I recommend 67 lb. Bristol Vellum. It is pretty cost effective. I get the crea...more
    - [stargrazer]

  read more (4 total)

365 A PAGE IN MY BOOK

  #

MY Idea

A Page In My Book

365

my experiment

one year long

Creativity of all types

short stories, photos, art, poems, etc...

You have one page to fill with anything you desire

send your ideas to apageinmybook@hotmail.com

one submission will be picked daily for 365 days

 

 



Announcements  Artists  Arts - Crafts  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Movies and Film  Arts - Music  Arts - Performing  Arts - Visual  Comedy and Humor  Criticism and Theory  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  Education  Employment and Work  History  Museums, Galleries and Centers   News, Events and Media   Other  Reference   Technology, Computers and Internet  

discussion

  • mary ann, i took a digital photo of your flyer. if you would like to post it to...more
    - [ben]
  • This is a great idea! Are there any other criteria (i.e. one page per contribut...more
    - [stargrazer]

  read more (2 total)

| t | h | e | _ | g | r | i | d |

  #

"the grid is not only something we can't get out of... it runs right through us, it dominates the way we look at the world around us." - dan cameron

npr's studio 360 tackles what probably every art student has found to be one of the most liberating and constricting things they were taught.

the show investigates the origin of the grid and how it can be applied not only to 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional visual spaces, but aural spaces as well. the grid, which is often misread as limiting those who function with and within it, is discussed here not only through it's rigid lines, but also the openness of its neccesity, practicality, and instinctual relationship that we share with it.

chuck close is the show's guest.

check out the audio archive of the show: http://www.wnyc.org/studio360/show.html



Artists  Arts - Crafts  Arts - Culinary  Arts - Design  Arts - Humanities and Literature  Arts - Movies and Film  Arts - Music  Arts - Performing  Arts - Visual  Comedy and Humor  Criticism and Theory  Cultures, Groups and Organizations  Education  History  Museums, Galleries and Centers   News, Events and Media   Other  Reference   Technology, Computers and Internet  

discussion

  • The concept of the grid brings out the mathematical side of artistic thought and...more
    - [pax]
  • We did a design project with non-linear "grids." They were arrived at by cuttin...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • that's refreshing peter, freeing the composer of the initial binds that the grid...more
    - [ben]
  • Ben, sorry about the lag time -- It was in Professor Funk's 8-hour Design class,...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter, I'd be interested in seeing the results. Any chance you have that file o...more
    - [nick]
  • I've listened to this studio 360 show twice now... with a month or two to digest...more
    - [nick]
  • Uhh...it's on one of those Zip 100s. I may have a hard copy I can scan, though....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • yeah preetty cool stuff, huh? peter, if you can wait until i get back i can put...more
    - [ben]

  read more (8 total)

Spontaneous Syncrony

  #

A couple months ago, I heard about Steven Strogatz's book on NPR's  Todd Mundt Show.  "Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order" takes a look at how fireflies tend to all light up at the same time, or birds will all fly together in a large group simultaneously changing directions (with no visible pattern to their movement), or how women's menstrual cycles will syncronize if they are around each other long enough. Strogatz suggests that nature itself possesses a predisposition for order, which is contradictory to what was previously held as true.  So, you may be asking, what does this have to do with art?  Well, I think it has a lot to do with art?  What does this suggest to our previous entry about cat's painting and bird droppings?  Also, what implications does this have on the syncronous art forms of dance and music? abstract art?  Your thoughts, please?



Other  

discussion

  • Julia, this looks really good. What I think could be suggested is that art forms...more
    - [nick]
  • I'm not sure if humans are any exception to this rule - think about the whole id...more
    - [pax]
  • spontaneous order/chaos, collective thought, collective memory... i think all of...more
    - [ben]
  • One of the most interesting things about disorder is that it is often quite orde...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The biological world is filled with cycles that function to synchronize members...more
    - [name not provided]
  • There are some sociological analogs, too, I think. The uncannily accurate Aztec...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • great entry/discussions... however, i think the amazing thing that Strogatz was...more
    - [pax]
  • Last night, while scouting the location of Fort Wendy, I was able to observe lit...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I just got this book from the library. Very neat so far. Has anyone else read...more
    - [nick]

  read more (9 total)

Prev [1]  2  Next

You are on page 1

Items 1-25 of 26.


<<  |  April 2017  |  >>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456

view our rss feed