Afterimage

A bimonthly magazine devoted to media art and cultural criticism for the photography, film, video and visual book community. Publishes feature articles of investigative reporting or scholarly research, interviews, essays, reviews of media arts publication

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, July-August

Abiding Memories
Adam Bartos: Kosmos Rose Gallery Santa Monica, California April 13 -- May 28 The striking thing--or what strikes you first--about Adam Bartos's photographs of the people and places of the Russian space program is that they let you In:...
Accounting for Pervasive Computing. (Features)
THESIS This essay analyzes the practical and discursive constructions of "accounting" interfaces for mobile and pervasive computation. Attentive to Pierre Bourdleu's theory of the Habitus, it critiques those interface systems as differential...
A Second Look
Rise of the Picture Press: Photographic Reportage in Illustrated Magazines 1918-1939 International Center for Photography New York, New York March 27 - June 16 "Rise of the Picture Press: Photographic Reportage in Illustrated Magazines...
Embody the Future. (Voiceover)
Has power shifted to cyberspace, as the Critical Art Ensemble once claimed? Not so if we look at the countless street marches around the world. The Seattle movement against corporate globalization appears to have gained momentum--both on the street...
EnterFrame: Cage, Deleuze and Macromedia Director
on prepareMovie To think about Macromedia Director is to think about a complex and powerful piece of software in the category of "multimedia" authoring. To think critically or theoretically about Director is to think about a philosophical framework...
Geert Lovink Shows. (Voiceover)
We are hovering between a virtual and real existence all the time. Our perception of our own realities can differ in feasibility, yet every perception has its value. Online realities, like every reality that is entangled with the space of electronic...
Layers: Looking at Photography and Photoshop. (Features)
BACKGROUND Despite the conjunctive statement in the title of this essay, there is currently an ontological dividing line between photographs and images spawned by Photoshop. Apart from tracing the outlines of different technologies, this contested...
Looking Myself in the Mouth. (Voiceover)
In Genoa, Prague, Seattle and Melbourne thousands of demonstrators put their bodies on the line--laughing and breathing the tear gas, sweating and shouting. Rethinking traditional models of protest these massive gatherings undoubtedly had political...
Not Good. (Reviews)
Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art The Jewish Museum New York, New York March 17 -- June 30 As historian and literary scholar James E. Young suggests, the massive volume of facts, images, references and taboos surrounding the Holocaust...
One for the Money, Two for the Show. (Essay)
* Turner and Osman enjoyed one of the most fruitful and * controversial relationships of British photography. Despite being * divided by a generation and by temperament, they shared many attitudes and convictions: a passion for photography,...
Open Sourcing. (Grapevine)
OPEN_SOURCE_ART_HACK New Museum, New York May 3-June 30 The New Museum's Anne Barlow and curators Steve Dietz, and Jenny Marketou have outdone themselves in tackling the expansive reach of new media art by developing an exhibition that embraces...
Performing the Moment. (Essay)
* As the documentary role (or capacity) of photography continues * to be debated, the relationship between performance art and * photo graphic media continues to evolve. The advent of "new media" broadens the horizon of these discussions, particularly...
Purple Dotted Underlines: Microsoft Word and the End of Writing. (Features)
Microsoft Word is fundamentally different from other word processors. Word treats "information an entire page at a time, rather than as a stream of text and codes," according to the "Microsoft Word 2000 Reveal Codes White Paper" by Microsoft Product...
Rights and Wrong. (Grapevine)
Right2Fight Sarah Lawrence college, Bronxville, New York April 27 Dread Scott, Sign of the Times, 1999. The blue police barriers lining the lawn at Sarah Lawrence College are something of a curious site: on this clear spring morning, on this...
Showcase. (A-W)
ARIZONA Scotsdale: Scotsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres and Inflatable Structures, Though Aug. 15. Tempe: ASU Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Mill Ave. and 10th St. Lindsay Hebberd: Cultural...
Soul Searching. (Grapevine)
Photograph/Philosophy/Technology University of Brighton, in conjunction with Photoworks and PhotoForum, Brighton, England. April 26 - 27 Brighton, the quaint seaside resort on the coast due south of London, is becoming something of a photographic...
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