3 words or phrases “cluster”

Sound Visualization:audiovisual synchronization,3D modeling, form, particles, dual experiences, waves,

Performance: experience, visual decorate, public area, illusion

Landscape: immersive, body language, manufactured landscape, artificial, illusion, reality, virtual space, time and space, confusing, utopia, urban,


INDEX(1st) for thesis

1)In the style of an “index” that you would find at the back of a book, write a list of terms that relate in some way to your interests and ideas. You might use John Baldessari’s My Files of Movie Stills as an example.


antiVJ, artificial,accessibility, atmosphere, agency, abstract, archive, 


boundary, Baudrillard Jean, behaviors, 


conversation(between medias),context provider, consciousness, confusing, cross-media, capture, contrast, compelling, communication, crossover, 


dialogue, digital artistic, 


experience, engage, empower, environment, electronic sound, emotion, encounter, 


from waves, feedback, fragment, future cinema,functional, 




illusion,immersive,intuition, internet platform(for engaged artwork),image bank, information,invisible, industrial society,interdisciplinarity, installation, interactive, interprete, integrate, innovative, 




local data, local event,



manufactured, metaphor, memory mirror, mixed culture,minimalism, man and machine,mental, meditation, 






performance, public area, public art, pervasive, process, particle system, perception, psychological, poem, participation, physical, photographic experience, perceive, possibility of interactive space



relationship(between different medias),role, responsive, reconstructure, randomly, reading(-engaging, becoming),real-time,random formations, resonate, relational aesthetics, remix, reaction, receiver, reshape, 


sound visualization, slow, subtle, social media, sensor, sensory, synthetic, second-life, spiritual, simultaneously, 


transforming, transection, transition, thought provoking, 


urban, ubiquitous, Utopia, uncanny, unexpected, unpredictable, 


vision, visual traveler, 







Week12 Reading:Exhibitions, Institutions, Communities, Collaborations(Shanken)

In this part,the book introduces some important organizations and institutions. I want to talk about some of these which I have involved in or related to, or just interested in.


Journal of the international society for the arts, sciences and technology. It is a very important organization aim to art and technology, and Interdisciplinary topic. In New York, every two weeks or 1 month, they will hold a critique salon about art  and Technology.

Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) is a nonprofit organization that serves the global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through our programs focused on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation. From its beginnings, Leonardo/ISAST has served as THE virtual community for purposes of networking, resource-sharing, best practices, research and events in Art/Science/Technology.


-LISA Conference

On Nov.1, I have been LISA Conference 2013. It is a great and creative conference for new media art artists and coder. I think it is a good opportunity to inspired by those outstanding artists and leaders in the field.

“Leaders in Software and Art (LISA, @softwareandart) is a society of creative thinkers centered around monthly salons.  Founded by Isabel Walcott Draves in fall of 2009, LISA is a membership organization with the following

– To join interesting people together for fellowship, camaraderie and
good food and drink
– To introduce the membership to fascinating endeavors
– To become the first stop for the best new art in the world
– To advance the artistic and/or technology careers of its members
– To help creative software entrepreneurs grow their businesses”


-The Kitchen

The Kitchen is a very important art space focus on video, performance art and some new cross-disciplinary exploration.

-Ars electronica

Ars electronica is the most important award in new media field, it can be the “OSCAR” in this field.


ZKM is a leading international organization that support the creation and exhibition of work at intersections of art and provide related education programs for artist.

-Intel Corporation

Creators Projects is a young creative project sponsed by intel and collaborate with VICE magazine which is a art and design magazine aim to promote young artists culture.

Week 11_Reading Material

1. A World of Witnesses

In contemporary society, social media,such as Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare make everybody becomes a nomadic monitor. Ubiquity of mobile phones not only makes communication more easy than before, but also extend our own world, making more connection between individuals and public.

The topic “video abuse” remind me a film called “High tech, low life” which is a sort of documentary film about two citizen reporter in China. They difficultly became a reporter and blogger because they try to discuss some society hot spot in their public blog. They always take a camera or digital recorder to involve in complicated event as a common person and document it.


Mobile phones  as digital “witness” and surveillance


“Mobile phone also became the tool for organising the huge spontaneous demonstrations in the following days.”

“The second area where mobile technology is beginning to have a big impact is health care,especially in poor countries” .

“Soon mobile technology could play a large role in detecting, mapping and responding to epidemics.”

“Mobile phones are fast becoming the main communications tool,schoolbook, vaccination record, family album and many other things.”

“The third category is environmental monitoring”. [AirTEXT project is get information on air quality and subscribers receive alerts when pollution is forecast to spike.]

For some military meaning, “Mobile phones inside those passing cars would send information to a database. The signal would grow weaker as the distance from the source increases…”

I do like the project that conducted by Ghana who attached tiny pollution sensors to the phones of 15 taxi divers, and than he can draw a pollution map of city from these data.

2. “On the Record, All the Time”

According to this article, the first thing come to my mind is social media as a lifelogging play a real important roll in our daily life. “Many of them are documenting all their conversations, movements, ideas, and correspondence through audio recorders, digital cameras, GPS trackers, pedometers, brain scanners and other gadgets.” They really can completely shape someone’s life. (Foursquare:location, instagram: image, Facebook:social connection….)

Jim Gemmell said “one day glean information from our own lives the same way we now get information from Google.”

An new idea from Queen’s University at Kingston that is “a camera starts recoding when its wearer makes eye contact with a noter person…”. I think Google glasses is kind of this thing and I believe it will have these function s in very next future.

Social media provide us a platform which can keep our memory to be digitized memory, which incline to a tangiable lifestyle.

[SENSECAM-Alzheimer’s patients.]

“Audio lifelogging is socially taboo, legally treacherous, and, occasionally, emotionally jarring.”

“nostalgia effect”


Sergey Brin’s Favorite Google Glass Feature

Mr. Brin said his favorite feature is the time-lapse capability that lets him snap photos of his kids every 10 seconds when he is playing with them. “I never think about taking out my phone,” he said. “That would really be disruptive to my play time.”

Via The Wall Street Journal

Google Glasses 2-AR(Augment Reality)



Week 10 Reading:”Networks, surveillance, culture jamming”

As the introduction part of this chapter, after 1960s, more and more artists start to explore the boundary between virtual and reality, and concern some subtle and interesting changes of people’s daily life and society’s development. They try to use high-tech, such as telecommunication tools, satellite transmission, computer network and surveillance to trace the clue and transform these information to a new context for “decentralized, collaborative and distributed production of meaning.”


Recently, there have a very popular topic which is “Big Data”. Actually, artists began to discuss this topic from 1960s or earlier. We went to “Informative society” following the development of internet and social media. Engineers, artists, and almost everyone receive a lot of information and deal with them quickly. 

Hans Haacke is an influential artist and still active in art field now, his work always are exhibited in MOMA, Whitney and Gallery like Paula Cooper Gallery. One of his work called “News” created by him in 1969. He use teletype machines, paper and real-time system to make an installation which can print out local, national and international news in real time. That’s really in the lead technology as well as concept in that time. This piece remind audience to rethink this news(information) in a new way, and show to us the speed of upgrading concretely which make people might be need to rethink if our news are real and if all of these information are already over-weight for us. 

Haacke felt that “Artist must respond systematically to contemporary social issues and its wide range of informational contexts. ” He said “An artist is not an isolated system, they have to continuously interact with the world around them.”

I think Haacke remind artist to rethink the information and data around us. His used a powerful way to convey his idea about how to deal with those overwhelming information which generated everyday.