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From November 14th to 22nd,a bunch of Eyebeam fellows went to California for a roadshow.  I’ve been talking about this quite a bit lately.

The trip went very well overall, and I hope to do it again soon.  The wonderful Christina Kral is currently working on a video about the trip, and here is a small preview.  Stay tuned for the full version.

draft from christina kral on Vimeo.

For the past semester I have been teaching an intro course at Hunter college in the Film & Media department Integrated Media Arts program called Tools & Techniques.  The class has a blog where they have been posting all of their work, and it is pretty great.

Also, all semester I have been keeping track of the hits that my students have been getting on their blog posts. The highest scorers got a little extra credit. The winners were:

  1. Jennifer Jacobs with 12 hits
  2. Da-Hye Lee with 11 hits

Looks like next semester we’re going to have to focus on drawing hits a little more.

ArtistMeeting is a New York City art collective that is doing a show at Postmasters on Jan 10th, 7-9PM.  The artists are using YouThreebe to present triptychs.  And there are complimentary drinks! Sounds like great fun to me!  Here is the press release.

Video triptychs involve three simultaneous video loops projected side by side on the gallery wall.  While formally simple, the effect of the looping sequences, overlapping sounds and awkward  juxtapositions is uncanny and unsettling. This is due to the slippery dis-harmonization of clip lengths,  and the conceptual layering of the elements within the videos.

For this 2nd youtube video show at Postmasters Gallery, the curators Thomas Hutchison, Maria Joao, Salema and James Andrews have selected dozens of examples of original U3B triptychs created by members of Artists Meeting.

I’d love to see you there!

Add-Art In addition to moderator Jamie Wilkinson, the panel will feature fellow F.A.T. Lab member Steve Lambert (who you may remember from the NYTimes Special Edition project a month back, among other projects), and Tobias Leingruber, creator of China Channel and the man behind Pirates of the Amazon. They’ll also be talking about ArtZilla, an awesome repository for Firefox add-on projects usually denied from listing on the universe for being “useless art.”

New York City ROFLThing Details
When: January 24th, 2009
Where: Santos Party House (96 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, NY)
Featuring Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Charlie Todd (Improv Everywhere), the creator of Comic Sans, the founder of 4chan, Bre Pettis and a host of others to be announced.

Lambert Brush Font

This font is created from scans of hand painted 7 inch tall letters. The letter style is the one I’ve used for I WILL TALK WITH ANYONE ABOUT ANYTHING, Drawing for Scott and Annie, and many, many other drawings and signs. It also includes some bonus characters and glyphs.

LambertBrush.ttf available from Artists’ Space website under WebCast.

Created for the Artists’ Space WebCast for January 2009. Thanks to Joseph Del Pesco.

As much as I like it, more than any other site the commenters on YouTube can be surprisingly, well, horrible. In my research I found this was true even on videos of the highest-of-high culture. Operas and symphonies had the same hostile, petty, and juvenile comments as nearly any other video on the site.

The commentary track I made for this video is literally the commentary from the original Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 video, read aloud by actors.

Created for the Artists’ Space WebCast for January 2009. Thanks to Joseph Del Pesco, Scott Vermeire, Cynthia Yardley, Jeff Crouse, and Christina Kral.

About Artists’ Space YouTube Commentary Project

Like ‘special features’ commentary on a commercial dvd, The YouTube Commentary Project involves injecting ideas, critique and comments recorded by artists about a YouTube video of their choice. After overlaying the recorded audio onto the video, we upload the results back onto YouTube and present it here. It’s part of Artists Space’s new WebCast: internet and computer based cultural content co-produced with artists around the world.

This is my end of the year silly side project. Originally posted on the site.

A friend emailed me the portrait of Georges Emile Lebacq pictured below and I, like many people I know, were struck by the similarity. Somehow we started looking for other paintings to match our modern day friends. (I have done this before with finding stock photography doppelgangers of friends, but no one liked it.)

This is a play on a Ze Frank project called Young Me Now Me where people recreated pictures of themselves when they were younger.

See the whole project at

On Tuesday December 23rd IFC’s “Media Project” wil have a four minute segment featuring The Yes Men’s role in the New York Times Special Edition.

American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut
Friday October 19th, 2008

For the first time, I will be giving a talk back in my home school that will be entitled Technology as Identity. The talk is part of the Architecture and Design school lecture series and is Friday the 19th at 6.30pm at the ALH.