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Installation view of Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday

Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday

Black Friday (Sophia Al-Maria, 2016) is one of the most intriguing and insightful digital media installations I've seen in a while, I saw it at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York last month, and I keep coming back to it in my thoughts. As an artist, Al-Maria has placed 21st century … Continue reading...

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My Sling Bag Video Production Kit

In January I purchased a Panasonic GH4 as my primary camera for shooting both stills and video after doing my research and shooting with a variety of full-frame, APS-C, and MFT (Micro Four Thirds) cameras. I decided that the full-frame lenses and cameras are simply too heavy for a lightweight kit. … Continue reading...

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Fluid Screens, Expanded Cinema

Among my favorite books is Gene Youngblood's Expanded Cinema, in spite of originally being published in 1970, it still offers a fresh perspective on the possibilities of new media art. Imagine a collection of essays that takes Youngblood's book as a … Continue reading...

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Memory and the end of reality

The transformation from media as a form of cultural production to media as entertainment has lead us into a crisis as we enter the fifth phase of history. Marshall McLuhan (1962, 2005) divided history in four phases: culture of oral … Continue reading...