Thursday, June 26, 2014

About a Month on Twitter...
To continue my investigations with social media network sites, I have been on Twitter for about a month. I decided to sign up with my name instead of the current projects title. This enables me to link information on my research from my blog. In addition, with this decision I  was considering future possibilities of posting about collaborations or other upcoming projects. 
My one-month time period on Twitter has introduced me to several active groups interested with digital media, contemporary art, and the humanities. More to come - with my experiences and research from this social networking page.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

An Artist's Response to "Criticism" and The Research Catalogue

Today, I uploaded An Artist’s Response to “Criticism” on the Internet-based and open source Research Catalogue, An International Database for Artistic Research. 

My abstract for An Artist’s Response to “Criticism” is below and the text and video can be viewed at this Research Catalogue Link -- This link is no longer available.
To navigate thru the text use the “home” button on the top navigation bar.
Screen Shot from Research Catalogue

 Abstract for An Artist’s Response to “Criticism”

            The text and video response introduces examples from my use of ethnography from my Internet-based collection project. This is in conjunction with my response to the essay, The Artist as Ethnographer?,  by American Art Critic and Historian, Hal Foster. Foster’s essay is from the perspective of the art discipline and refers to artists employing ethnography toward contemporary art. An Artist’s Response to “Criticism” text and video is to be considered collectively to support my current investigation with ethnography toward the production of knowledge from “fieldwork”, the use of artist experiences as examples within research, and the time period imposed on projects.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Journal of the New Media Caucus

I am currently published in the Journal of the New Media Caucus (Media-N) 
Spring 2014: V.10 N.01. My review, Discussion Resumed from the Art2Make Exhibit, is from the 2014 exhibition at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College (Chicago) during the College Art Association (CAA) 102nd Annual Conference. 
The Art2Make exhibit was part of the collective v1b3 projects

To read the review please visit Media-N 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

White Sneakers and The Interaction with Color Collection

         For the May 2014 recent additions of the Interaction with Color Collection, I have included video clips wearing white sneakers while cutting grass with a lawnmower. Showing the sneakers before and after mowing the grass, along with the activity of mowing was essential for this theme. The methods for forming these video clips have some experimental concepts taken from past suburban experiences of wearing older pairs of shoes through several spring and summer time periods and the results of seeing layers of grass stains. I never wore new sneakers or boots to mow the lawn. I was curious how stained with the colors of greens and browns the new sneakers would be after wearing them for the first mowing.
            The included video as research for this blog post presents my experiences of the sneakers before and after mowing the lawn. I chose the activity of putting my shoes on for the video as research, because it is part of the initial stages of actually wearing the shoes. This video as research in a 60 second format is part of a continual investigation of the senses and considering beyond the “visual” intent of the Interaction with Color context.

View the May 2014 segment on the recent addition section of the collection project webpage