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Organized Time: Temporal Representations and the Possibilities of the Database

Organized Time: Temporal Representations and the Possibilities of the Database

Ryan Stec Aaron Koblin, Flight Patterns , 2005-2009. Image courtesy of the artist. Introduction Most digital and electronic technologies are not singular things, but rather complex and sophisticated combinations of other technologies. This is the case for mobile phones and the map applications people use to find their way through cities. The device itself is a layering of hundreds of specific technologies, each with its own history, legal protections and diverse implementations, and the...

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Drawing a Line: Towards a History of Diagrams

Drawing a Line: Towards a History of Diagrams

Jessica Law In the age that denies that very existence of society, to insist on the scandal of the world’s increasingly grotesque ‘connectedness’, hidden merciless grinding away beneath the slick superficial liquidity of markets, is akin to putting oneself in the position of the ocean swimmer, timing one’s strokes to the swell, turning one’s submerged ear with every breath to the deep rumble of stones rolling on the bottom far below. To insist on...

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Beyond Beyond Locative Media: Art, Data and the Politics of Place

Beyond Beyond Locative Media: Art, Data and the Politics of Place

Jessica Thompson In the influential text Beyond Locative Media published in 2006, Marc Tuters and Kazys Varnelis contextualized a growing body of artworks that used locative apparatuses to generate situated experiences in public space. Written following the ‘demise’ of net.art, the text also sought to address criticisms that locative media was both structurally insular and politically naive. While the ‘media’ of locative media is no longer novel, the significance of early experiments with geotagged...

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