Jeremy Zilar is the Content Strategist and Blog Specialist at The New York Times where he has overseen the launch of over 200+ blogs and real-time news publishing.
Lately, I am really obsessed with this Don Delillo quote where he says, “We see only what the others see. We’ve agreed to be part of a collective perception. It literally colors our visions.” I think this ties nicely into the color studies, and not just because he uses the verb colors. He means that the way we see has been largely shaped by the set of images that surrounds us and not by actual reality. I think the most exciting thing about art is the possibility to break free from this, or to present images for what they really are. When he says that collective perception and our idea of what we are looking at “colors our vision,” he means that we can’t see images for what they really are anymore, Through the Color Studies project, I am exploring this notion by presenting a surreal version of a very familiar image that is traditionally used to invoke desire, trying to reveal this trope imagery as the constructions that they are.
As I sat down to work on the WordPress theme that I hope to release soon, I came across a relevant comment that I made on an old Rhizome thread back in February ’06 in response to the question, …[Should Artists be] required to expose their code in order to receive financial support? The question was originally posted by new-media artist Jason Van Anden. I thought my comment was a nice to dig back up and re-post since it makes relevant points about the nature of creation, and collaborative value. (more…)
Possibly one of the most amazing works I have ever seen. This is bound to spawn a whole world of creativity online and film. I love it!
“The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries . All action takes place around NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries . Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent ‘whistlers’ produced by fleeting electrons . Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?”