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I loved the Symposium 2 day – though it was hectic it was suddenly very obvious too me how different our course is to most other creative courses. Because the only thing that binds us is ‘digital’ we have ended up making more than 20 very different projects – I am very exited for the exhibition and seeing everything in one room!

I was quite happy that I managed to use so many of my findings from my research paper in the symposium video and I was overwhelmed by how positive the comments were. So, all in all  I think the symposium went very well – though being last is might also have had some influence ;)

Kiers, Jonathan and Harry recommended the Richard Dawkins Meme video - ironically enough I was in Cannes when it was shown at he New Directors Showcase but I had to attend a meeting and missed it live … I now wish I hadn’t… Here’s the link (if anyone is reading and doesn’t know it). Sadly, it might not be viral material but it is rather educational – and psychedelic.

Then I had some nice rations the pictures of lolcats I threw in the video to illustrate a point – which made me want to finish my personal project for the show but I’m afraid it’s to much work within the time I have left…

Luckily people also like the #ISEEFACESs#ISEELEGS project. This is important because I guess it will be a main piece of a sort.

The idea of getting people involved was also appreciated. Edward Kelly rightly pointed out that my main focus now should be on how I can engage people at the show – I will create a post in near future dedicated to this question!

Lionel thought I should exhibit some of the  #ISEEFACESs#ISEELEGS  work in selected prints. I think Jonathan has suggested this before and I’ve wanted to but I was afraid since I don’t own the work. We discussed that I might put the original participants name on the m instead an I really like that idea!

Lionel also had a good comment to the fact that I might end up editing the work on my website. He thought it wouldn’t be democratic and really I agree – but sadly it still might be necessary. Anyway, I think I will program it so I have the option and then  I might not use it in the end.

Thank you all on the course for your time and comments – AND thank you for showing your amazing projects!

 

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Yesterday the trial against Bradley Manning, Wikileaker and Nobel prize nominee, started. Bradley served in Iraq and during his time there leaked a massive number of secret files to Wikileaks and the public. Though it cannot be proved that Bradley’s actions have put any US soldiers in danger he stands to get a sentence of 20 years or even death for sharing the truth about the war to the public

The website iam.bradleymanning.org is a place to show your support online. You upload a photo of yourself holding a sign and the makers of the site will create a video using all the uploaded pictures.

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My picture is no. 4 on the second row. You can see my whole post here.

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A friend of mine posted a new profile picture to on Facebook two days ago and that made his wall go berserk. Someone noticed that his pose looked like he was pooping and yesterday creative hell broke loose!

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The pooping remark resulted in someone posting this picture.

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Which made my friend Jonas do a shout out: Everyone photoshop BRYN!

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That made someone else post this picture

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While I was creating THIS picture

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And when I woke up this morning and checked my friends wall the internet had done it’s thing!

The whole thing reminds me of the “Can someone please photoshop the sun between my fingers guy” from Reddit.

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Update:

The Reddit image inspired me to do a GIF …

Update two:

Another friend, Sven, just created a Tumblr with all the pictures called  FOR HELVíTI which he asked me to help him manage.

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Moniker studio has created this wonderful crowd sourced music video celebrating the computer cursor for the band Light Light. While viewing the music video you cursors movement is recorded and added to the video.

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Simple and stunning.

 

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I’m am crazy about Yayoi Kusama and her obsession for coloured dots. The Ted Norton piece below reminded me of this work by her from 2011.

Take one white room and let children go crazy with sticky dots of different colours and sizes …

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The piece is entitled The Obliteration Room.

 

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Jeweller Ted Noten created a really simple and inspiring collaborative (offline) art piece for the exhibition “Framed by Ted Noten“. Signature Miss Piggy rings were hung upon nails forming a gun. Visitors could swap their own rings for a Ted Norton ring and in the end the art piece had metamorphosed into a new crowd sourced work of art. Though it is not digital I find this work inspiring, especially in the way it drives audience participation.

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Wuhu! 12 real midwife students have agreed to do the next version of the #venusreborn project! More info about that later …

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I posted this on Instagram today!

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Follow this link to go to the page with my Mid Point Review

Thank you so much for your time, I am really looking forward to hearing your comments!

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As a part of my practical research I have decided to contribute to some of the popular memes and creative co-creation projects online. All the projects will require different levels of engagement from me, and I hope this will give me a better picture of the level of participation I would like for my end project.

I’ve already done a few so I will post them here along with references. Also I have decided to create at least 3 contributions a week the following two weeks.

1. Lol Cats

Since Clay Shirky calls creating Lol Cats the lowest form of creative output in his book Cognitive Surplus – I thought I’d give that task a go. I must admit that I didn’t find it that easy. I know the formular (cute cat + badly spelled headline = Lol Cat). But coming up with a fun headline on commando is difficult. I chose to let my Lol cat reference another famous Lol Cat: Muffin Cat – thinking that it at least might give me some geek points ;)

In true spirit of the medium I found a Lol Cat generator that uses the right outlined font (Impact).

2. One Frame of Fame

I contributed to the One Frame of Fame music video a while ago so this is actually a re-post. The video is for C-Mon & Kypski’s song More is Less. Fans are invited to take part in the video by recreating a single frame with their web cam. So far 36498 people have contributed to the project.

3. Three Dreams of Black

Three Dreams of Black was another co-creation project I discovered on Osiris’ blog. It is created by Chriss Milk for who also is the director on the Johnny Cash Project. It is a Google Crome experiment that shows the possiblities of the WebGL coding language.

From the website:

“3 Dreams of Black” is an interactive film by Chris Milk and some friends at Google that showcases the creative potential of WebGL. WebGL is a context of the HTML5 canvas element that enables hardware-accelerated 3D graphics in the web browser without a plug-in. In other words, it enables your browser to show some really beautiful visuals. On this page, you’ll find a WebGL model viewer featuring several of the “3 Dreams of Black” creatures. You’ll also find 8 demos created by our development team, a link to the code base, and some links to resources on the web that will be useful for getting started in WebGL programming.

The website lets you build elements and add them to one the three “dreams” in the video. I had not planned to do this in advance so I ended up creating a very simple “K”.

Other users contributions:

4. Chubby Bubbles Girl

A friend resently reminded me about the Chubby Bubbles Girl meme. As a big Game of Thrones fan – I have just created a version starring a White Walker (So sorry for the spoiler).

The picture has also been uploaded to the Know your meme website, so I will be looking out for any comments!

 

Future plans:

At this point I know that that during the following weeks I also want to create contributions for Dear Photograph, The Johnny Cash Project  and create a cover for a Gregory Brothers song.

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