Technology

From The Ground Up: A Response to Astroturfing | Kevin Johnson

“How do you make decisions in an increasingly complex world?” “Real or Fake?” “What has been done?” These questions, posted on the endless void of social media, are out of context but packed with meaning. These questions are not human questions. These were asked in a calculated effort to support…

Timo Kahlen | Q + A

Timo Kahlen’s sound and visual work explores unusual mediums, such as wind, steam, light, vibration, sound, and more to convey global concepts. Throughout his career of more than 25 years, Kahlen’s experimentation with noise and media art have allowed him to participate in over 150 solo and collaborative gallery showings….

Origin Story | Izzy Pezzulo

“We get the feeling that we haven’t truly begun to inhabit networks—the more ecstatic and catastrophic modes of interconnection remain to be tested.” –John Kelsey, Next-Level Spleen In Origin Story, I juxtapose themes of radioactive fallout, networked systems, swarm mentality, and “better living” through technology to ask questions about time,…

Red Rover, Red Rover…

From the death of Muhammad Ali, to Hillary “clinching” the Democratic presidential nomination, to the shooting at the UCLA campus, this past week has had its fair share of big news stories. It’s understandable that some events will fall by the wayside when so much else is going on. With…

The Feds vs. A Fruit

I want to share my (fairly unoriginal) thoughts regarding the Apple/FBI issue that has been in the news for the past month or so. Let’s start off with a quote: “I can tell you, the first time we do have trouble getting into a cell phone, we’re going to seek…

Little Boy | Daniel Wechsler

As images and video footage of war and terror are inescapable in the Digital Age, we grow paradoxically overwhelmed and numb at the sacrifice and carnage. Little Boy abstracts the banal images of war and removes them from their time and place. We are reminded, through Wechsler’s smoldering filters, that…

Wazed and Confused

A few weeks ago, I decided to download a Google-owned navigation app called Waze. I’d heard a lot about it from friends, and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try it out. Coincidentally, I went on a trip to Delaware last week and I was able to put it to…

Hide and Seek

Last Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron sat with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. to discuss a number of topics, including the recent attacks in France and the need to beef up anti-terrorism tactics. Okay, cool. That’s a topic that should be discussed. What else was said and discussed…

Every Breath You Take

In the wake of the Ferguson debacle, there has been an outpouring of support in favor of on-duty officers wearing body cameras. It makes sense: in the realm of proof and evidence, video/audio is usually a game changer. To many people, the only the only folks that would be adversely…