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The work of Lev Manovich

02 Apr

The what differentiates Manovich from other discourses is his understanding of computer language and his study of interfaces, this was reflected in his works such as the one presented at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, the Finnish Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Helsinki).
He has received numerous awards such as the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Digital Cultures Fellowship (University of California, Santa Barbara) and has been a reference professor of digital art at the California Institute of the Arts and the University of Arts and Design (Helsinki) and Arts Center Hong Kong), with a universal vision, therefore.
Without ignoring conventional readings and media, he shows that the reformulations of the categories for analysis of the current models function as a sort of genealogical map of the new media (I would say anthropological, but I understand the perspective of the author), where he seeks to sketch the possibilities and perspectives of the future.
In this way, both the perspective of the computer and its productive potential appear to be linked to its work as mediator of culture.
It appears in Manovich’s text: “Each stage in the history of computer media presents its own aesthetic opportunities as well as its own projection of the future: in short, its own ‘research paradigm’ “(Manovich, 2001).
And it points to the future by saying that some techniques: “At a later stage, these paradigms will be modified or even abandoned.
In this book, you wanted to the “new media research paradigm, during its first decade, before it falls asleep in invisibility,” which is where the ideas of interfaces should break.

The good self-presentation is this keynote: Museum without Walls: Using Big Cultural Data to Re-think Cultural History – Lev Manovich, in The Graduate Center, City University of New York, see the vídeo:

 

 

Good trip! Passengers to space

04 Mar

Elon Musk after revolutionizing the Tesla car, here in Lisbon I got in and I’m trying to test drive, after the revolutionary solar battery (do not adopt because of the electric and diesel trusts), now the first space travel with passenger was made. 
The SpaceX spacecraft, the first of a private project whose $ 250 million cost is a quarter of NASA’s cost, and has already docked at the orbital station on a quiet trip, still no passengers.
The tourist who paid part of the project is Yusaku Maezawa, a businessman who sold some in the mail and today has a clothing sales site called Zozotown, his identity was a long time in secret, Tesla’s BRF (Big Falcon Rocket) ship is reusable and was propelled by the Falcon 9 rocket, and should return to Earth in a week.
Maezawa’s project called DearMoon involves artist he enjoys and it’s a futuristic poetry without fail to have a business side.
SpaceX plans to reach Mars in 2022.
The details of the 8 tickets bought by Maezawa and her artistic dream are:


 

 

Line art, 3D and tesseract

19 Feb

The fact that contemporary culture is based on a science, an art and also an ethical and aesthetic dimension based on geometry has built an ideal model of nature, man and society, which is purely ideal and unrealizable to man.
It seems a post-humanism, since contemporary humanism is that of the Kantian categorical imperative: “Act as if the maxim of your action should become, through your will, a universal law”, sometimes the ” through his will, “but the imperious fact remains there, to become a model for others, narcissism and pre-humanism.
All this came from the idealism and absolutism of mathematical geometric ideas, it is not abstractionism since this current in both art and mathematics itself has in fact become much more revolutionary than it seems, the Hausdorff dimension and the fractals, as well as the mathematical and physical hypotheses about entropy prove this importance.
Physics in discovering the fourth dimension refers human thought and adventure to an unthinkable space, the intergalactic voyages, begins to draw the history of the universe itself, how supernovae form, what are black holes and black matter, finally a threshold of a new time, born of quantum physics and the fourth dimension.
What this has to do with art, with technology, absolutely everything, since the human vision and sensation widen, while many get into dogmatic holes, some even redeclarate the flat earth, the dimension of the infinite, the cosmogonies and the fourth dimension emerge
All this seems theoretical, but it was Carl Sagan in his famous Cosmos series, now available online, which explained all this in a simple and accessible way to all, follows a piece of your video in which explains this: 

 

An immersive digital exhibition

18 Feb

Paris is famous for the Louvre, Orsay and Grand Palais museums, it also has a digital art space, called Atelier des Lumières (photo), a fair tribute to the Lumières brothers.
His great attraction that starts now is an Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition, which has inspired so many inspirations, the film Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, various types of animation, and a lot of art was inspired by the genius of the Netherland.
The space debuted with Gustav Klimt’s exhibition and quickly caught the eye.
Van Gogh is known, but Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is not so curious, the connection of the two with this house of Digital Media Art, both opposed to realism (would say to realistic objectivism, but anyway …) and also the positivism that penetrated different humanities, art did not escape.
One can also link it with Art Nouveau, its movement in another direction arose from a work commissioned by a wealthy Belgian Adolphe Stoclet, who had a palace built by leaving him in charge of Wiener Wekstratt, of the Viennese Atelier, where Klimt was an exponent .
The style now appears with repetitive geometric styles, letting appear some realistic parts (that is to say …) that allow the understanding, there uses a Byzantine style cover, and mosaics where realism and abstraction are in contrast, and finally its style.
Returning to Van Gogh’s immersive exhibition that takes place at the Atelier des Lumières, the exhibition begins now in February and runs through December 2019.

The video below gives a sample of the exhibition, with presentation of the co-director of the exhibition Gianfranco Iannuzzi.

 

 

 

Fake news with few days

12 Feb

False, malicious or biased news are old, we have already mentioned the allegations made by Karl Kraus, also news that actress Rita Hayworth (the stage name of Margarita Carmen Cansino, famous in the 50´s and 60´s), who would have lived another two years , or the misleading advertisement that Nike would be giving shirts of the Brazilian national team.
Now there is software developed by the research company Fraunhoffer-Gesellschaft, in Germany that has developed a system that automatically analyzes post of social media and filters false news and misinformation, we can predict a promising future.
It is worth mentioning that this was thanks to the new technologies, the tool does a machine learning that filters the news and through learning (in the sense of algorithms per machine) analyzes contents and metadata, verifying user interaction and optimizes results in real time.
The tool also checks the amount of data (viralization processes), with sending data graphs, frequency and follower networks.
Ulrich Schade, according to the Fraunhofer website, said: “Our software can be customized and trained to meet the needs of any customer. Our software can be customized and trained to meet the needs of any customer. For public agencies, it can be a useful early warning system.”
Metadata are used as markers, thus allowing fake postmarking, that is, it plays a crucial role in differentiating between authentic sources of information and false news.
So if a site with a certain frequency of posts is made, how often and how a tweet is scheduled and at what time? The time of a post can be very revealing, as well as the frequency of the tweet and the followers.
It should also reveal the country and the time zone of the originator of the news for its correct identification and location, therefore the hours are essential.
A high frequency of sending suggests bots, which increases the probability of a false news, can be easily detected and can signal a fake.
Social bots generally send their links to a large number of users, and this is an example of how to spread the uncertainty among the public, so never give in.
Connections and account followers can also be fertile ground for analysts, although well-intentioned people use it, the chance to be a fake is great, and now a tool can detect it, fake days are counted.

 

The truth in times of crisis

31 Jan

The new hermeneutic consciousness, the chance to establish dialogue between concepts, make man more vulnerable to a crisis of thought, is more orthodox and predisposition to an intolerance, a truth of the Monarchy of Fear how to define Martha Nussbaum in his new book , favorite us in dictatorships and extremes.
But what is this new consciousness? defines Hans Georg-Gadamer thus: “Hermeneutic consciousness, which must be awakened and kept awake, recognize that in the age of the philosophy of science, the claim of superiority has something chimerical and unreal about it.” (Gadamer, 1975)
And he inclines: “But the will of man who is farther than ever, more than the former sensation, a point of becoming a utopian or eschatological sensation, a hermeneutic consciousness of finding with this will something true of the recording: which is still and never more real. ” (Gadamer, 1975)
That is, an a-lethe, not forgetting. The focus of subjectivity in the face of objectivity is a true dark window: “The focus of subjectivity is a brilliant upheaval.” (Gadamer, 1975).
Self-consciousness is Individual case is only a closed movement of historical life, remembering that self-consciousness is the great Hegelian construct in relation to the historical rule. What happens to history is that we put them in more than the crisis of idealistic and scientific thought, or the neo-positivist methods are there, phronesis.
For Gadamer, Phronesis, the tailary practice, emerging between ethos and the logos, directed for higher and one third year to excluded between the I and us.
Gadamer says: “Understanding is not something that tries to intercept what one wants to say when one asks oneself about what is happening?”  (Gadamer, 1975), in of the common horizons and reorganizes the discourse.
This is very difficult today, but not impossible, if there is a minimum of trust between two discourses, but positive science, dogmatism, fundamentalism and other isms do not admit this, are entrenched in their “self-consciousness” arrogating practical (it is empirical in general) or collective (closed circles).

Gadamer, H.G. (1975) Truth and Method. Continuum. EUA: 1975 (pdf)

 

Life imitates Science Fiction?

24 Jan

Yes, since for the seventh art and also for the literature of science fiction this is art.
The point is that much of the fiction does not take place, Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001-based 2001 Odyssey, based on the book of the Arthur C. Clarke, did not predict laptops in 2001, nor social media networks, the film Social Networks itself contains a misconception already in the name , because it is just a media and big issues of networks like the 6 degrees of freedom, small worlds and weak ties are not even remembered.
Also the classic Blade Runner and its new version Blade Runner 2049 still has the question of the Turing test, how to differentiate a machine and a human by its reactions is more an existential-ontological question than fictional, what the critic hardly noticed is that the machines continue to try to deceive the android hunter and he continues to eliminate them without breaking with his own existential human crisis.
Ask the author of the book that inspired the movie “Androids dream of electric sheep? Do they dream, will they have existential experiences like the A.I., or will they leave the world of machines, to affirm their humanoid “humanity” as an Ex-Machina movie?
It is a fact that since Julio Verne, passing through the movie Metropolis, the series Lost in Space and Journeys in the stars of great success in the TV in its time, brought news as the cellular transmitters, and who knows in the near future the teleportation, since the holograms already they are there, but they are just transmission artifacts.
After years of science fiction films: Gravity (2013), Interstellar (2014) and Ex-Machina (2015), Lost on Mars (2015), The Arrival (2016), It (2017), Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ), the absence of 2018 may be what justifies the nomination of the superhero movie Black Panther to the 2019 Oscar for best picture, lacked inspiration but not imagination.
Imagination about the future continues to provide artifacts for real life, but real life follows its existential drama, in times of anger and threats of return to the past, it is worth thinking about what the future will be, even if it is only of artifacts and not of real life, this follows its drama, although a Wrinkle Time with the excellent Oprah Wrinfey was due in effects and scenario

 

The voice on the Web, back from the primary orality?

21 Jan

Writing can be days on the Web, we went from oral culture to writing and electronics, now can we be turning to oral culture or merging the three galaxies? name given by McLuhan to these three historical forms of communication.

The changes in IoT (Internet of Things) promise greater voice communication, smart clocks, smart home appliances promise more interaction and voice control, giants Google, Amazon and others are investing in this market.

Your data will be more and more available through the voice command, the last event CES (Consumer Electronics Show) of Las Vegas pointed in this direction (see the post).

Voice assistants are nothing more than artificial intelligences that respond to consumer voice commands, small tasks like asking for music, asking the time and temperature will be increasingly available in the market, the touch will be replaced gradually.

The limit is what happens in the fime “She” where the user falls in love with her voice assistant, and in the fantasy plane the AI ​​movies and the Ex Machina, where the robot lover of its creator, imprisons and condemns death and leaves his “laboratory” for common life.

The data is already clear, the website Recode says that 70% already use for music, 64% to know the time and 53% to ask fun questions.

While statistics show that most people are satisfied with voice assistants such as Alexa, Google Assistant Conect, Cortana, and Siri, most are worried when they imagine their conversations can be heard and stored.

But did the future come? new technoprofetas applaud series like Black Mirrow, Netflix has made a recent unsuccessful movie, the film Ela, AI and Ex machina that makes a pessimistic discourse, but neither they imagine what is behind the algorithms and the clouds of data.

 

 

 

 

Golden Globe Winners 2019

07 Jan

It was surprising, but not so much, we had already pointed out Bohemian Rhapsody, which tells the story of Fred Mercury and Queen as a possible winner, and part of the surprise is for the other big winner “Green Book: The Guide”, with more number of three awards: Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor in Movies, for actor Mahershala Ali.
Bohemian Rhapsody was the best actor for Rami Malek and best drama film, but the film “Roma” also featured as the best foreign language film and Alfonso Cuarón with director who seems to follow a new school of good Mexican directors, Guillermo del Toro of the water, remember?) and Alejandro González Iñárritu (directed Birdman and The Revenant).
We said in a previous post that the forgotten “The First Man” about the first man to step on the Moon Neil Amstrong, gave Justin Hurwitz a better soundtrack.
Mary Poppins was left with nothing, but the millionaire box office of the film should make the Academy give some figurine to the film, can wait.
Best animation expected for “Ralph wifi” was for “Spider-man into the spider-verse”, I need to see and try to understand this award, for sure there is something not visible at first sight, is happening in theaters here in Brazil so I’ll see.
Now best actor for Richard Madden in “Bodyguard” film series, only by John David Washingotn’s non-competition from “BlacKkKlansman” who competed in the best drama category, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor in “The Return of Mary Poppins ” in other actor category.
Two injustices, the fact that “Infiltrate in Klan” was without any prize, should be remembered in the Oscar and best actress Olivia Colman in “The favorite” perhaps an influence of being very awarded in Europe, as in the Venice Film Festival where the film stole the scene.
The series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” that gave best actor for Darren Kiss (appearances in Harry Porter) seems to open a tendency for morbid films about violence of last year’s award winning “Three posters by the side of the road” personally do not like.

 

Movies in 2018

27 Dec

Among those I’ve seen, of the best dramas “Infiltrado na Klan” (name in Brasil), whose name in Portugal is the original Blackkksman and Bohemian Rapsody are worth mentioning, besides they are indicated “Black Panther” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” that is in my list for see, and “A star is born.”
From what I actually saw in the movie of black cop Ron Stallworth (John David Washignton) who in 1978 managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Khan, deserves the award for best film, perhaps the best consolation film for best actor.
Bohemian Rapsody boomed for Fred Mercury’s comments on homosexuality, however I find exaggerated the context of the film is to show his successful Queen band of the 1970s when the issue of Fred Mercury’s life was poorly commented and the band praised was more controversial, for example , the dismissal of Bryan Singer replaced by Dexter Fletcher.
Among the nominees for best comedy or musical, “Podres de ricos” is good comedy and “The Return of Mary Poppins” is bad musical, but I tell kids, they will like it, Green Book: The guide and “Vice” are second line , if winning will be a surprise. Lady Gaga has a curious cast as an actress, but it’s better to be a singer, as Glenn Close in “The Wife” and Melissa McCarthy “Can Your Ever Forgive Me?” yet the always-remembered Nicole Kidman “Destroyer” and Rosamund Pike in “A Private War.”
For best comedy or musical actress, Emily Blunt in “The Return of Mary Poppins” is a beard, but there may be surprises with Olivia Colman in “The Favorite” and Constance Wu in “Rich Rotters.”
Bradley Cooper directed “Born a Star”, Alfonso Cuaron of “Roma”, Spike lee of “Infiltrate in the Klan”, Peter Farrelly “Green Book: the Guide”, and the good director Adam McKay “Vice”.
Damien Chazelle (la la land), who describes the first steps of the man on the moon Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling), and develops unknown details of Amstrong as the loss of the daughter, showing from the existential even the human desire to overcome oneself in search of the unknown.
Ah yes was remembered for Justin Hurwitz’s best original track, a consolation.
There are many other indications, of course, but I stop here for my highlights, let’s wait for the Oscars, but the Golden Globe gives good tips.