This series of reports on the Software Fun (Funware) symposium held on November 27, 2010 at Baltan Laboratories were commissioned by Baltan and MU.
Last weekend was the opening of Constant Dullaart’s solo exhibition titled Romantic Software Dialect. With a previous exhibition “on the changes that the digital age has brought about in the medium of photography”1 in FOAM, Photography Museum Amsterdam, this is not his first expo where software aesthetics are caught on print. As such, on their… Read more Constant Dullaart’s Romantic Software Dialect opening
Lev Manovich published a .doc and .pdf of his upcoming book Software Takes Command online. You may download it, send in suggestions and remarks and design your own cover. Here’s my design for Software Takes Command by Lev Manovich using an image I took while visiting the Software Studies Workshop led by Manovich at UCSD.
The University of California in San Diego (UCSD) organized a two day event in order to pioneer the emerging field of Software Studies. The first day was a public event titled SoftWhere 2008 which consisted of over fifteen short presentation in Pecha Kucha style. The second day consisted of a closed strategic session that dealt… Read more SoftWhere 2008: Software Studies Workshop
A few months ago I started taking screenshots of odd software and interface notifications. Here’s a sample of my continuously growing collection: Hang in there! We know life is tough without Twitter but it will have super strength when it is back online. Nice example of the vitalizing of software. This is you. This is… Read more Affective Software and Interface Notices
The following post is a combination of a transcription of Manovich’s keynote and my own notes and commentary. Introduction by Geert Lovink Online video is renegotiating its (problematic) relationship with cinema. It deals with cinematographic principles versus the principles of the online age. We cannot directly transfer the cinematographic principles into the online age as… Read more Lev Manovich on User Generated Content @ Video Vortex