Tag: art

Abtracted Ads and Curated Consumers

Reading the Henry Jenkins piece in conjunction with the Bibby Sowray article proved to be extremely thought-provoking. Although the readings are separated by nine years, it is notable that they both struggle with a certain tension between consumer abuse and  consumer power while also surfacing the role of consumer “communities” prompted by interactivity. Those involved directly in the advertising, seem…

Group C: Illegal Art in Shadow States

Two contradictory motifs have been growing in culture and political conversation in recent decades: surveillance and secrecy. While governments expand their capabilities to see and observe, sifting through metadata for needles in haystacks (all to protect the horses and cows, they say), they simultaneously insist upon a growing need for opacity in law enforcement and agency operations. Perhaps these arguments…

Group C: Art and Reproduction

  I was really interested in Trevor Paglen’s view on space and intimacy a photograph has with its viewer and how this relates to Walter Benjamin’s view on the loss of authenticity a work has during its reproduction.   When you make a nice print and put in on a wall, you’re creating a space where people can devote a…