Month: February 2022

Twister

Stop motion. 4 second shutter. One layer. Unstable base for both the laptop and the camera. Trying out different shapes and techniques. Update: More layers…...

Double Filter Test

I’ve tried a couple different techniques with this video from TikTok. It is a stop motion animation of the video played on my laptops screen with each photo taken with a 4 second open shutter on my iPhone (using manual settings on the ProCam app). I then used pieces...

Copies

Quantum physicists will tell you that there is fundamentally no difference between the real and digital worlds, and of course they are probably correct, but there is a difference between What We Know and How We Live. When we are online, it *feels* different to how it feels to...

Bowie…

I remember the interview Jeremy Paxman did with David Bowie in 1999. I was deep into the web at the moment and was constantly trying to convince people that it was very definitely the start of a revolution and not just ‘the 1990s version of CB radio’… Partial transcriptions...

Always Connected. Always Alone.

When thinking about metamodernism – what it is, how one recognises it – I wrote down some notes on modernism and postmodernism. Along with thinking of the time spans and a few cultural influences, I wanted to come up with a pithy sentence on each of the eras. This...

The Porous Border Between Two Worlds

The early days of the World Wide Web ushered in the era of Cyber Utopianism, a belief that the Web would “boost democratic participation, trigger a renaissance in moribund communities [and] strengthen associational life.” (Morozov, 2011) The act of living a Cyber Utopian life required an existential, Sartrean separation...

Filtered

“Is this disconnect from our bodies the way we should be living? This flesh now feels like it is just another thing I have to take care of, like a plant. I just live in my mind now, but I feel like I’m somehow incomplete, artificial, a kind of...