Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Isolation from Cell Phones

My Phone Must die 01
Originally uploaded by letsmakeart

Here is a list of posts on for the tag “isolation from cell phone ideas,” which date back to 2005. Emily Turrettini of Geneva, Switzerland keeps three different blogs on aspects of mobile phones and mobile content. You can see that this is a recurring idea in creative works. There is a pervasive ambivalence about these devices that intrigues me - directly related to my own ambivalence, of course. It is the aspect my mind returns to again and again... Isolation from Cell Phones ideas

Monday, November 24, 2008

Idea Lab - Becoming Screen Literate

From the New York Times: Becoming Screen Literate
Now invention is again overthrowing the dominant media. A new distribution-and-display technology is nudging the book aside and catapulting images, and especially moving images, to the center of the culture. We are becoming people of the screen. The fluid and fleeting symbols on a screen pull us away from the classical notions of monumental authors and authority. On the screen, the subjective again trumps the objective. The past is a rush of data streams cut and rearranged into a new mashup, while truth is something you assemble yourself on your own screen as you jump from link to link. We are now in the middle of a second Gutenberg shift — from book fluency to screen fluency, from literacy to visuality.

ReBlogging from my own blog...

Is there a name for that?

Pilgrim at Bottle Creek
...The Tinker Creek kind of detailed concentration and focus of observation is impossible when the cell phone is ringing. Perhaps it is even impossible simply with the device in your pocket – a sliver of consciousness and concentration always diverted.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spectral Ecology

I am working on a long post about the Data Forensics workshop I attended last week, but my pictures are trapped on my camera for the moment (lost cable.) In the meantime, I just had to post this picture of me with the WiFi antenna I built from a juice box. The process was quite a bit more persnickety than I had imagined it to be.

Siv has uploaded a lovely gallery of photos she took at the workshop.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Cellphone Rebellion

Wife/Mother/Worker/Spy - Trying to Live a Cellphone-Free Life -
Our culture has reached a point where giving up a cellphone is perceived as aggressively rebellious in the modern age.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Data Forensics [in the landscape]

For the next three days I will be here:

Data forensics [in the landscape]

A practical workshop with Martin Howse and Julian Oliver.

With an emphasis on the active construction of hardware and software apparatus, the Data forensics workshop will apply practical tools, techniques and theory to analyse [un]intentional data emissions within the city of Oslo.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Projects are brewing...

Some projects are rising to the surface from the sea of thoughts and ideas. It is still too early to start writing about details, but there is now a page at Intermedia for the project:

Mobile Misuse

PB’s Intermedia Page

Monday, November 3, 2008

AHO Blogging Workshop

Workshop taught by Andrew, Pattie Belle and Jørn

Books and articles:

Uses of Blogs, Edited by Axel Bruns and Joanne Jacobs

We've Got Blog: How Weblogs Are Changing Our Culture, Rebecca Blood

Mortensen, Torill & Walker, Jill. (2002).‘Blogging thoughts: personal publication as an online research tool’. In Morrison, Andrew. (Ed.). Researching ICTs in Context. InterMedia/UniPub: Oslo. 249-279. See SESSION 6:

researchers/PhD students that blog:
Torill Mortensen:
Anne Galloway:
Malene Charlotte Larsen:
danah boyd:
Akshay Java:
Michiel de Lange:
Cati Vaucelle:

video/motion graphics

style, attitude, critique

that get attached to wider sites

that experiment with space

academic yet chatty tone

graphic design/communication design

collaborative research blog


Pattie Belle’s Blogs & Blog Info

From the class discussion:

Jørn’s presentation:

blogging applications