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About kbless

From the 410, but spending the next 3 years in a lovely little town called Chapel Hill. Love a mix of the fun and the intellectually stimulating.

El Fin

About 3 and a half months ago, at the beginning of this blog, I begged the question as to whether or not we are blinded by new media. Several readings, discussions, projects, and theories later, I have a better idea … Continue reading

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Ramen Noodle Project

It’s in public but is it for public use?…to what degree is an object considered “art”? We took our inspiration from the tactical media experiment of piling of candy in a museum. But this time, there was no candy and … Continue reading

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Sweatshop

Because I have been trying to decide what to do for my tactical media project, I have been spending far too much time looking at what other people have done. During my internet perusal, I stumbled across these hilarious letters … Continue reading

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The YES! Men

Since we are beginning a new section on tactical media, I thought I would examine on of the more famous artist duos that take on this approach. The YES! Men essentially exploit problematic social issues by impersonating famous politicians, big … Continue reading

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Why Was I Not In New York For This?

Ok, so this just screams new media. And awesome. All at once. YouTube Play, an event organized by the Guggenheim, YouTube, and HP, happened on Thursday night. This biennial event features the top videos selected and plays them both on … Continue reading

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Relational Aesthetics

In short, relational aesthetics sparked my curiosity.  Relational Aesthetics by Nicolas Bourriaud examines artistic projects that seek to engage the public audience by requiring some sort of interaction or reaction in the public sphere. The notion of using art to … Continue reading

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Endless Sea of Checkerboards

There is definitely a theme within new electronic media, and I think part of this theme is to create simple designs out of computers that have the ability to be infinitely complex. Sure, there are some works that require much … Continue reading

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