Online Drawing Collab

Collabyrinth

I’m attracted by something about “realtime visual collaboration on the web”.

OpenStudio project launched in 1990 according to Whitney artport archive. Andy Deck has a website where he posts all his experimental works using fundamental functions of hypertext and pixelerate images from 1990 to the present. Here is another similar project by him launched in 2002 (Collabyrinth) in which users create their own desktop icons.

These two sites have similarities in terms of interactivity among the participants. Both have “record” “save” “open” functions that let one person saves and stores a piece and then others can share it overtime from the archive.

Originally by Akiko Rokube from Major Studio Interactivity on March 17, 2008, 1:51am

First Prize for Greenwashing Project

Transnational Temps entered and won the Shift Space Commission Program’s competition for the best ‘trail.’ The Transnational Temps entry pulled together a variety of websites that address or exemplify ‘greenwashing’: the use of misleading PR and advertising to cleanse a corporation’s image with respect to its environmental impact. In recent years, and especially after the release of An Inconvenient Truth, the public perception of global warming has changed. But the tremendous increase of feel-good PR on the part of some of the most environmentally abusive corporations on earth leads us to wonder who will hold greenwashers accountable for their deceptions.

Greenwashing Trail of Tears

Shift Space is a browser add-on that enables its users to superimpose comments above existing websites. The ‘trail’ paradigm is a thematic series of pages that are part of the Shift Space network of annotated sites.

Transnational Temps would like to acknowledge the participation of several students who contributed to a class project that got the greenwashing ball rolling. Elise, Dara, Sheena and Hye Seung: thank you for helping to make the project a success.

Archived Performance at VisitorsStudio

Andy Deck Archived Performance at VisitorsStudio Every now and then somemof the Furtherfield crew review some of the archived content on the VisitorsStudio. Some times by projecting it up on as wall whilst consuming coffee or alcohol in the studio at Furtherfield. Earlier today we came across an archived performance by Andy Deck in the […]

Screening Circle

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A NEW CRAFT TRADITION

Screening Circle is a new collaborative media artwork by Andy Deck. The piece adapts the cultural tradition of the quilting circle and the participative round table into an online format for producing motion graphics.

Originally by Deck from Artcontext Wire on April 12, 2006, 5:28am

Panel Junction

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AN EXPERIMENT IN SHARED AUTHORSHIP

Panel Junction combines the graphic novel with forms of shared authorship that have been made possible by the Internet. Contributions from visitors to this site have culminated in a free document suitable for printing with an ink-jet printer.

Originally by Deck from Artcontext Wire on July 5, 2005, 11:20am

Collabyrinth

ICO LAB
Reconstructing public space.

At first the software resembles many free online services. Indeed, the main function of this site for many will be its ability to produce files of a particular type (“favicon.ico” Windows ICO files). Styled after Photoshop, the initial interface invites confidence and goal-directed behavior. In its conventional service capacity it works well enough. And it’s free.

Whereas it may be appropriate for tools to maintain a predictable form, poetics thrives on hybridization, metamorphosis, and surprise. Like the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll’s Alice, the sensible façade of the tool gives way to a curious labyrinth of images that were left behind by the site’s previous visitors. Confronted with these unanticipated corridors, disorientation ensues. This harmless entrapment calls for aesthetic interpretations that are typically absent from encounters with software.

Originally by Deck from Artcontext Wire on May 24, 2004, 10:17am