and also, it posed another important question: how can art become a practice of the social, vs. a solitary practice of an individual author, who will be judged by the market and is connected to others only by competition.
this is amazing: This April, TRANSFER and left.gallery collaborated on an online group show called “Pieces of Me,” which consisted of “tokens” representing the practice of over fifty leading digital artists. Collectors could buy these works using a regular contract and either fiat or crypto (NFT optional), with the artists receiving 70 percent of the sale. The certificate for each work stipulated that the artist would additionally receive a 50 percent royalty upon every resale—an amount far exceeding the tenuous 10 percent royalty granted by most NFT platforms. The collectors who chose to “mint” their purchase also had to pay the fees to mint one artist’s proof. But more than simply maximizing individual artists’ incomes, the show upended art-world economies by redistributing 30 percent of every sale to all the artists in the show, as well as to the art workers who made it possible. Implicitly, “Pieces of Me” asked whether it is possible to treat the field of digital art as itself a “distributed network” that redistributes resources instead of concentrating them.
"NFTs [...] effectively divorcing the concept of ownership from the responsibilities of stewardship and reducing it to bragging rights."
one of the better texts on that topic, and quite pointed: https://www.artforum.com/print/202105/token-gesture-85475
hey all, here's a new computer thing I made! it's called the Nonsense Laboratory, and it's a series of weird little tools for manipulating the spelling and sound of words with machine learning: https://artsexperiments.withgoogle.com/nonsense-laboratory/
it's part of a series of projects launched yesterday showing the outcomes of the Artists + Machine Intelligence grant program, which you can learn more about here: https://experiments.withgoogle.com/ami-grants
Nice article about Swiss queer hacker Tillie Kottman (Verkada Hack), that is pointing out the central problems - german only
Initiative to ban mass biometric surveillance in EU
European citizens campaign to prohibit biometric mass surveillance practices
This is one of the few posts I put publicly and I ask for a Boost!
If you are from EU or you know EU people, it could be interesting.
This is not an usual random web petition, this is an official ECI (European citizens initiative)
#introduction hello, I am Shusha, I am an artist, educator and researcher working on digital culture, politics and aesthetics. I have been working on the commons and contemporary artistic strategies, and am starting a PHD on user data practice soon.
I love code (but am a lousy coder), programming languages as cultural expression, epistemology (esp. feminist theory), conceptual thinking and playful media art.
A text on user condition by @entreprecariat brought me to lurk, and I am very happy to join.
artist, educator, researcher on digital culture and politics. fond of code and everything that does more than meet the eye.
Welcome to post.lurk.org, an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.