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24 Responses to “(BB Video) Send Me a Link: The Art of Cassandra C. Jones”

  1. Dean Putney says:

    Oh sweet, she went to CMU. (Wow, I can’t believe that’s my first reaction).

  2. jfrancis says:

    The videos remind me of a guy I knew who used TinEye.com to search his photo of the full moon. When TinEye found hundreds of ‘matches’ he became convinced that the others were all using his photo, only changing the clouds, trees, and other surrounding objects.

  3. Joyuna says:

    Fascinating… Great video, thanks for bringing this artist to my attention.

  4. wendyfr says:

    Wow! True creativity. It’s amazing that people can all look at the same thing, but one person sees it differently. She’s a real artist.

  5. Gary K says:

    Wonderful stuff!!

    But I think she’s mistaken in her theory about why there are more photos of the waxing moon than the waning moon. A more likely explanation is that a waxing moon will be high in the sky before midnight, when many people are still awake, whereas a waning moon will ride high during the predawn hours.

  6. feedback47 says:

    This is such a wonderful display of creativity in a world full of redundancy and mediocrity.

    “Cheerleader crotch shots… the perfect combination between American family values and pornography.” Brilliant!

  7. gruben says:

    Great stuff. Probably one of the more effective commentaries on the internet/digital culture that I’ve seen recently in art. She has an awkward habit of looking at the camera though.

  8. IamInnocent says:

    One of the greatest BBVideo for sure thanks to a skillful combination of rare elements: rare that an interviewee can address the camera directly with such ease, rare that an artist can speak of her art so… flowingly, rare creativity which leads to a comment on our collective lives of a, yes, rare intelligence and, sigh, even rarer accuracy. One of the best use of 5 minutes of my life I’ve had the chance to make.

    Good job madame X and team.

  9. Xeni Jardin says:

    Heh, funny that #8 and #9 are at odds over the interviewee’s presence.

    I don’t typically critique the camera presence of our guests, but I’ll just say I’m with #9. She is a genuinely interesting person, doing innovative and thoughtful work, and she was relaxed and engaging on-camera.

    I am so pleased that so many of you felt like this was a particularly good Boing Boing video episode, and even more pleased that it introduced you to the work of an artist we’ve been fans of for some time!

  10. feralman says:

    Here’s an artist who has me thinking differently about images and use of materials. Great one!

  11. Little John says:

    OULEE09 @#11 and #12 (although maybe not for long, in which case, folks, feel free to ignore or delete this post, too):

    What Web site do you think you’re on? What medications do you think you’re on? Or are you just a link spammer?

    If you’re just a spammer, you’re an exceptionally poor one.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      If you’re just a spammer, you’re an exceptionally poor one.

      You only think that because you never get to see the spam for Chinese-made farm equipment.

  12. Pantograph says:

    #8,#9 perhaps the camera operator was really hot?

  13. Anonymous says:

    She also designed the cover of the Bell Orchestre album “As Seen Through Windows”, and made a video for them:


  14. Anonymous says:

    This is great! it also reminds me of the AS-FOUND.NET project that was showcased at the Grok Institute in London

  15. Cowicide says:

    fantastic art! thank you, xeni for pointing us to this!!!!

  16. infinit_zero says:

    Was this pre-Photosynth? (photosynth.net)

  17. Anonymous says:

    @#9, as testament to how truly great this episode and its subject were, you said “best use of 5 minutes,” but the episode is 10 minutes long! I thought the guest and the episode were superb also.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I did enjoy the vids, if anyone’s into her “creative” style they should also check out Paul Pfeiffer’s “John 3:16″ (2000)… seeable here…

    Also don’t miss the inspirational tribute to american morality: “Frank Film” (1974) by F.Mouris …

  19. abenamer says:

    This kind of work has been done before by artist Paul Pfeiffer. Xeni, please interview him and present some of his video work on Boing Boing. You’ll be surprised to learn he’s being doing this stuff since the 90s.

  20. Anonymous says:

    There are lots of artists and corporations doing things with found photography and footage, Pfeiffer and Microsoft being in that pool. There is also Fred Tomaselli and Joachim Scchmid. I think Jones holds her own though. She has definitely got her own style.

  21. slida says:

    Really like her stuff. Interesting.

  22. victoriaskincare says:

    Cassandra has a beautiful expansive mind.

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