The democratic dilemma

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Compressionist Portrait : Leanne

Exploring some ideas around a compressionist reinterpretation of motion capture technique a la portraiture possibly looking for emergent essence of the perceivable. lea_horz02_200.jpgI recall a lecture back in my university days where in a lecturer was going on about the art historic process of the flattening of representational depth and perspective. (This portrait could be seen as a kind of planar two-point perspective of Leanne’s face in my study:)

I think there must be wonderfully many ways to skin a hologram.

This is the information market, viagra here not the information age.

FNB‘s use of ATMs as a communication interface with their customers has won the ATM Global Industry Awards‘s Software category, (Beats me why I get emailed a press release, oh, and their website is UGLY) so well done to them, and shame on Standarbank who to the best of my knowledge, still have not fixed the critical flaw in their ATM system. The one in which they have their machines spit out the cash before returning your card. Yes one should be aware, alert etc. when dealing with cash especially in this town, but in this town many of us are on the run(multiple interpretation welcome). You go to the machine to get money, you get your money and at what happens at that point in what design psychology gurus call ‘closure’. This is akin perhaps to a little banner being deployed somewhere in the convoluted over-worked under-appreciated recesses of your mind that reads ‘Mission Accomplished!’ yea we’ve all heard that before.

Of course advertising goes everywhere, so it was just a matter of time. But if you have to advertise try and limit the friction in the process, so rather than paying some telemarketing company to phone me right when I’m desperately hacking my way through the trial and tribulations of a frustrating day to inform me of some new offer like Nedbank to whom I used to be quite loyal has done on a few occasions, rather put it where i expect to see it. A little politeness goes a long long way in relationships, especially commercial relationships, disrespect customers at your peril.

The democratic dilemma as found in The New American Myth – what if the most popular idea isn’t actually such a good idea, there or all that popular in reality? People governing government governing the people’s governing of the government that is in fact governing them. Democratic politics is inherently government by tautology.

What we need is something like ‘sophisticracy’, page government by un-biased state of the arts all arts. The real challenge I think is in finding how to navigate our way towards a balance of open progress and wellness without the hierarchies that are required (and they are required I think, esophagitis to facilitate and implement intelligent co-habitation of the planet) becoming exclusively self serving in stead of serving the state of the world.

Democracy as we see it today will shred itself and just maybe we will see that the planet governs the planet, best for us if we work for this as much as we can, evolution can be Stern.

Banking and Advertising Friction

(with correction fluid dots)

leanne450.jpg
leanne225detail

Compressionist Portrait : Leanne

Exploring some ideas around a compressionist reinterpretation of motion capture technique a la portraiture possibly looking for emergent essence of the perceivable. lea_horz02_200.jpgI recall a lecture back in my university days where in a lecturer was going on about the art historic process of the flattening of representational depth and perspective. (This portrait could be seen as a kind of planar two-point perspective of Leanne’s face in my study:)

I think there must be wonderfully many ways to skin a hologram.

This is the information market, viagra here not the information age.

FNB‘s use of ATMs as a communication interface with their customers has won the ATM Global Industry Awards‘s Software category, (Beats me why I get emailed a press release, oh, and their website is UGLY) so well done to them, and shame on Standarbank who to the best of my knowledge, still have not fixed the critical flaw in their ATM system. The one in which they have their machines spit out the cash before returning your card. Yes one should be aware, alert etc. when dealing with cash especially in this town, but in this town many of us are on the run(multiple interpretation welcome). You go to the machine to get money, you get your money and at what happens at that point in what design psychology gurus call ‘closure’. This is akin perhaps to a little banner being deployed somewhere in the convoluted over-worked under-appreciated recesses of your mind that reads ‘Mission Accomplished!’ yea we’ve all heard that before.

Of course advertising goes everywhere, so it was just a matter of time. But if you have to advertise try and limit the friction in the process, so rather than paying some telemarketing company to phone me right when I’m desperately hacking my way through the trial and tribulations of a frustrating day to inform me of some new offer like Nedbank to whom I used to be quite loyal has done on a few occasions, rather put it where i expect to see it. A little politeness goes a long long way in relationships, especially commercial relationships, disrespect customers at your peril.

Compressionist Portrait : Leanne

(with correction fluid dots)

leanne450.jpg
leanne225detail

Compressionist Portrait : Leanne

Exploring some ideas around a compressionist reinterpretation of motion capture technique a la portraiture possibly looking for emergent essence of the perceivable. lea_horz02_200.jpgI recall a lecture back in my university days where in a lecturer was going on about the art historic process of the flattening of representational depth and perspective. (This portrait could be seen as a kind of planar two-point perspective of Leanne’s face in my study:)

I think there must be wonderfully many ways to skin a hologram.

Net Art : Without Animals?

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After meeting Nathaniel Stern in person today (great!) and engaging in some of his very stimulating ‘collaborative overlap’, abortion I felt inspired enough to take a look at the theme of ‘art’ through the relatively complicated stylistic cum procedural aesthetic that I am developing. The image along side is a compressed 354 x 354 pixel version of the actual work, information pills which in its completeness measures 7087 x 7087 pixels, that translates to 600 x 600 mm at 300 dots per inch (dpi).

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