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