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Art:21 . Gabriel Orozco [via: http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2009/06/perceptions-of-exquisite-detail.html see also: http://www.gabrielorozco.net/ AND http://www.columbia.edu/cu/museo/orozco/
"born in Jalapa, Veracruz, 1962, studied at Escuela Nacional de Arte Plasticas in Mexico City & at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain. An avid traveler, Gabriel Orozco uses the urban landscape and the everyday objects found within it to twist conventional notions of reality and engage the imagination of the viewer. Orozco’s interest in complex geometry & mapping find expression in works like the patterned human skull of “Black Kites,” the curvilinear logic of “Oval Billiard Table” & the extended playing field of the chessboard in “Horses Running Endlessly.” He considers philosophical problems, such as the concept of infinity & evokes them in humble moments, as in the photograph “Pinched Ball,” which depicts a deflated soccer ball filled with water. Matching his passion for political engagement with the poetry of chance encounters, Orozco’s photographs, sculptures & installations propose a distinctive model for the ways in which artists can affect the world with their work."
art  artists  mexico  gabrielorozco  photography  sculpture  installation  glvo  conceptual  philosophy  mapping  maps  urban 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Charters, Tests, and the Tiresome Achievement Debate
"When looking inside many of the classrooms in these schools, we found a remarkably low level of cognitive demand being placed on students. The instructional emphasis frequently was on procedure, not on conceptual understanding. Students were not being asked to think for themselves, nor were they being asked to conjecture, evaluate, or assess. Why? Because the tests that hold these charter schools accountable do not measure higher-order thinking.
testing  assessment  learning  higherorderskills  criticalthinking  conjecture  evaluation  conceptual  understanding  instruction  schools  publicschools  charterschools 
june 2009 by robertogreco
TELIC ARTS EXCHANGE
"Telic Arts Exchange provides a place for multiple publics to engage with contemporary forms of media, art and architecture. For five years TAE has been a platform for exhibitions, performances, screenings, lectures and discussions.

TAE’s program emphasizes social exchange, interactivity and public participation to produce a critical engagement with new media and culture.

Telic Arts Exchange is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization."
losangeles  art  space  lcproject  artists  galleries  design  interaction  generative  chinatown  exhibitions  media  video  culture  conceptual  telic 
april 2009 by robertogreco
A map is not the map - Les Liens Invisibles (2008)
"Comissioned by LX 2.0 - a project by Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporânea and curated by Luis Silva - Google Is Not The Map (GISNTM) is a collection of 35+ GeoPoeMaps, a series of works in which ordinary maps become the unusual surfaces used to disarticulate perception of the world, to trace new routes accross the boundaries and to draw new imaginary geometries of the possible."
maps  mapping  google  googlemaps  psychogeography  conceptual  cartography  design  art 
november 2008 by robertogreco
I love my life the way it is
"...a mass collection of unscratched lottery tickets... a small statement that says a lot of things to different people."
happiness  art  conceptual  gambling  lottery 
june 2008 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] Things I Went Home To Talk About - Talk To the Hands
"couple of proposals I had submitted for conferences had been turned down...in the end, I had the opportunity to give both presentations while I was in Montreal, at the beginning of the month...The Papernet and The API as Curator"
presentations  api  maps  mapping  location  paper  ideas  conceptual 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Instruction set
"Every month some instructions appear on instructionset.org. Instructions may be vague or specific. Your challenge is to write software to carry out the instruction. You may pick any programming or patching language you wish, and may stretch the definitio
programming  projects  monthly  classideas  processing  coding  experimental  conceptual  opensource  generative  art  glvo  via:reas 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Bas Jan Ader
"Dutch/Californian artist Bas Jan Ader was last seen in 1975 when he took off in what would have been the smallest sailboat ever to cross the Atlantic. He left behind a small oeuvre, often using gravity as a medium, which more than 30 years after his disa
art  artists  california  conceptual  film  dutch  design  netherlands  nl  glvo  performance  gravity  webdesign  basjanader  webdev 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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