idea for a twitter artefact: having an occasional glance at my “vip” twitter list – http://twitter.com/#!/list/16kbit/vip – and reading through the posts, the following idea of a digital craft piece arises: a little statue (or framed picture) of your own personal heroic figure (thinking of bruce sterling, or john maeda) is standing on your desk.…Read more "idea for a twitter artefact"
Images from Shift Festival, Basel (October 28-31 2010), where my video piece Low-Rez Stories/Solaris was on display.Read more "Low-Rez/Solaris at Shift Festival"
This post contains some notes regarding the customization of the reply template in Thunderbird. I adopted Thunderbird as my main email client some time ago, and since the progress in TB 3 I am very pleased with this piece of software. However, one of the features I wasn’t happy about is the Reply Template, the…Read more "Thunderbird reply template customization"
Workshop d’écriture générative, en collaboration avec Catherine Lenoble, Nuit de l’écriture et des images, Nantes.Read more "Prototypage Textuel Rapide"
VJing (by 375 Wikipedians), a book that was collectively written during the Wiki-Sprint workshop, is out in print.Read more "VJing – by 375 Wikipedians"
I had the chance some days ago to participate in this historical re-enactment of the computer game Pacman, first released 1980 in Japan. It is the fifth in a series of video-game reincarnations by Swiss artist-designer Guillaume Reymond (after Pong, Space Invaders, Tetris…), filmed in stop-motion animation and using human live actors in the place…Read more "I was a human pixel"
Working on a new cool website assignment, and studying the implementation of custom post types in WordPress 3. Some links I’m collecting here for future reference: http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Post_Types http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_type http://cogdogblog.com/2010/05/28/wordpress-3-pt1/ http://cogdogblog.com/2010/06/06/put-on-your-hazmat-suits/ http://kovshenin.com/archives/custom-post-types-in-wordpress-3-0/ To be continued…Read more "WordPress 3 custom post types"
This morning, Monday 2nd August, marks the beginning of my participation in Hyperactivity, an artistic “summerlab” running at Centre d’Art de Neuchâtel from July to August 8th 2010. During the upcoming week, I will be working daily on different projects, foremostly a series of releases on the Greyscale Press imprint. The first step, today, will…Read more "hyperactivity is starting…"
Dual-screen installation, NIFFF Festival / CAN, July 2010, NeuchâtelRead more "LowRez/Solaris showing at NIFFF festival"
Earlier this week I was interviewed by Juliana Brunello from the the Amsterdam-based Institute of Network Cultures (INC) about the Wiki-Sprint project. You can read it here: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/cpov/2010/06/29/manuel-schmalstieg-and-the-wiki-sprint/ Since the beginning of 2010, the INC is running the Wikipedia Research initiative, a “philosophical, epistemological and theoretical investigation” into the inner workings of Wikipedia, materializing through…Read more "Interview on the Wiki-Sprint"