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reflections on the expanded field of digital art and culture
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The History of Text-based Art

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Kurt Schwitters: Godfather of Modern Text Art : Schwitters, influenced by Ferdinand de Saussurre (d. 1913) whose work focused on the relationship of sound to written language and tension between name and object (as illustrated by Magritte in 1928), worked in a multitude of genres including typography (see Merz, below), collage and painting. He also worked with performance pieces and poems that took the form of graphic scores. I don’t mean to imply I understand the entirely of his work, I’m stealing part of this while I better learn the larger picture of what he created. However, I do know this: Kurt Schwitters was the first to give equal weight to both artist material and text then exploring what this implied. ...
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Ophelia Escriu-Num'llul's comment, December 19, 2012 1:14 PM
Tout à fait d'accord sur l'importance du travail de Schwitters... Je voudrais aussi, cependant, évoquer celui des concrétistes brésiliens, http://ecritnum.blogspot.fr/2012/08/blog-post.html, des lettristes, du groupe de Granollers et de Brossa, des poètes sonores, de la poésie numérique cf Donguy... http://ecritnum.blogspot.fr/2012/10/jean-pascal-dubost-aime-ca.html et tout le travail de fond de J-P.Dubost dans son blog "Rêveries au travail"... Tout ce qui a préparé à lire et écrire numérique et non numérisé...
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The Future of Digital Mapmaking

Nora Young interviewed by Andrew Turner on the future of digital map making (MP3 download)
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A $1.4 Billion Ticket to the Moon

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Former NASA executives launch a company to see return tickets on an automated spacecraft to the moon for a mere $1.4 billion, but is it too cheap?
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Corrupt.desktop [Apple Store Chicago] @gli.tc/h festival

The Software (Corrupt.Desktop) allows its users to glitch their computer desktop in realtime. Based on Corrupt.video.
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Surfboard Drone crosses the Pacific

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Surviving stormy weather and a shark attack, the Wave Glider just entered the record books for the longest autonomous trip ever taken...
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Depletion Design: A Glossary of Network Ecologies

Depletion Design: A Glossary of Network Ecologies, edited by Carolin Wiedemann & Soenke Zehle
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Cartograms with d3 & TopoJSON

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cartogram.js is a JavaScript implementation of an algoritm to construct continuous area cartograms, by James A. Dougenik, Nicholas R. Chrisman and Duane R. Niemeyer, ©1985 by the Association of American Geographers. 

This example combines TopoJSON-encoded boundaries of the United States from Natural Earth with 2011 US Census population estimates to size each state proportionally.

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The Secret World | Funcom

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The Secret World is a massively multiplayer online game of myths, legends and conspiracies, starts December 21st.
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Soviet Infographics

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Soviet Infographics (via Seher Shah)...
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Turner prize awarded to Elizabeth Price for 'seductive' video work

Turner prize awarded to Elizabeth Price for 'seductive' video work | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Bradford-born artist receives £25,000 prize from actor Jude Law at Tate Britain reception...
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Wither Urban Studies

Andy Merrifield, Edward Soja and Maria Kaika debate on 'Wither urban studies' at the University of Manchester (16/11/2012)...
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Motherboard TV: Drone On | Motherboard

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Motherboard TV documentary on DIY Drones
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The Future of Augmented Reality

The future of AR from 2010, are we there yet?
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Federico Díaz. Outside Itself

Frederico Diaz's 'Outside Itself' robotic Installation at the Venice Biennale 2011, more from http://www.flickr.com/photos/stunned/sets/72157626900097134/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4PeZLb0TPs
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What's (Really) Specific about New Media Art? Curating in the Information Age

What's (Really) Specific about New Media Art? Curating in the Information Age | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
In the late nineties and during the first decade of this century the term “new media art” became the established label for that broad range of artistic practices that includes works that are created, or in some way deal with, new media technologies.
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What Is the Social in Social Media? | e-flux

What Is the Social in Social Media? | e-flux | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Geert Lovink asks what is the social in social media and calls for a broader consideration of the nature and implications of social media.
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AR Train Window

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Augmented reality makes a long journey more fun.
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Bomb Sight - Mapping the London Blitz

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Bomb Sight - interactive mapping of the London Blitz bomb census survey 1940-45
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Visualizing U.S. Births and Deaths in Real-Time | Visual.ly

Visualizing U.S. Births and Deaths in Real-Time | Visual.ly | Emergent Digital Practices | Scoop.it
Visualizing US births and deaths in real-time (statistical simulation based on US birth/death rates)
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Final week of 'and whenabouts in the name of space' exhibition

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This is the final week of my exhibition at the Victoria H Myhren gallery at the University of Denver, get to see it if you have a chance!
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Internet of Everything: It’s the Connections that Matter

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It is important to understand that the real value of the Internet of Everything (IoE) lies in both the number and value of connections.
To illustrate this point, consider the following scenario. When your car becomes connected to the Internet of Everything in the near future, it will simply increase the number of things on the Internet by 1..
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 4, 2012 4:05 AM

Important for librarians to consider as well!

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Building Facade Plays Music When It Rains

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The facade of a building in Dresden that responds to rain, Designed by architect Heike Böttcher in 1999 for Dresden’s Kunsthof Passage farm collective, the so-called ‘Court of Water’ features an installation of funnels and tubes that creates music during rainfall
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Twine on Sale

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Twine the kickstarter-funded internet of things device to connect your dumb devices to the internet has gone on sale

-- Twine is the simplest way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing. Focus on your idea instead of installation or technical stuff. A durable 2.7" square provides WiFi, internal and external sensors, and two AAA batteries that last for months. A simple web app lets you give Twine human-friendly rules — no programming needed
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Augmented Reality Contact Lenses

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Augmented reality contact lenses under development from a company that is already working with DARPA for battlefield AR contacts
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Natural Earth

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Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.

Natural Earth was built through a collaboration of many volunteers and is supported by NACIS (North American Cartographic Information Society), and is free for use in any type of project
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