Acclaimed 'Net artist Katie Bush
created this exclusive for BoingBoing: SARS!
to full-size image). And here
is a related gif-based, moving-image web art piece from Katie about virus, disease, and media memes.
Katie is an American artist whose work explores the possiblities of ready-made clip art in a warped, funny and satirical reevaluation of the American Dream. In All Systems Go, users navigate through little animated vignettes that depict the banality of suburban existence. The scenes in destroyevil.com question the 'goals' of money, power, sex and fame, the pursuit of happiness as presented to us by mass media. Vivid colors, mass-produced clip art and the low-tech animations emphasize cheap, throwaway culture that Americans are nurtured on. Her digital and analog works have been shown in venues throughout North America and Europe, and in print and online at Rhizome.org, Eleven Bulls, and Sissorkick.com.
Bonus links: on Declan McCullagh's politech list, this interesting item on How Singapore is confronting SARS. And for "Discuss" board trolls who tire of SARS-meme posts on BoingBoing, I offer this trollbait: one (thanks, Modesty) and two (Thanks, Jaison).
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I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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