There are a great number of awful things on Facebook, so I wonder if you've managed to see the most awful thing? It is an ad. It shows a beautiful young Asian woman bookended by beautiful white, blonde women, and they are all cozy together on a couch, each in her own unique pair of Punjammies. The copy reads: Created by women from India who wish to remain free of sex slavery.
Read the full article: http://jezebel.com/buy-these-pajamas-rescue-a-prostitute-or-why-rescue-1688197906
A great review of 5 games that balance learning with play from Sean Gouglas at the University of Alberta.
“Zombie media is concerned with media that is not only out of use, but resurrected to new uses, contexts and adaptations.” Garnet Hertz and Jussi Parikka
The digital residencies provide an online space on our website for artists to develop works, ideas and practices. Three residencies will take place online between October – January, with each selected artist having one month to complete a proposed project along the theme of: Media Archaeology/ Zombie Media.
Media archaeologists have challenged the rejection of history by modern media culture and theory alike by pointing out unnoticed continuities and ruptures. We are interested in proposals from practitioners who work with media archaeological techniques.
The residencies are open to artists working in any discipline and/or medium, and from anywhere in the world.However, we are particularly interested in proposals from artist working with: New media, video, Sonic art,performance, live works and cross-disciplinary practices. Chosen artists must submit at least one post per week.
Residency dates are:
Mon 19th October 2015 – Sun 15th Nov 2015
Mon 16th November – Sun 13th Dec 2015
Mon 14th December – Sun 17th Jan 2016
Please list the dates of residencies in order of preference on your proposal.
For full details, visit the website.
Virtual reality is being used as a way to explore the natural world and to allow users to see the world through the eyes of animals. Read more here.
I have uploaded the seminar topics as a Google Doc. Please access it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sLW-RYlaKuOyKg9p4u1dcKF7gvmzywp27Q9e9lgGmyU/edit?usp=sharing
Carolyn Guertin, PhD
is a scholar of emergent media, and a professor of digital technologies and adult education in the Faculty of Education at UOIT in Canada. She is also graduate faculty in the MFA and PhD programs at Transart Institute in Berlin. She is author of Digital Prohibition: Piracy and Authorship in New Media Art (Continuum, 2012) Visit her website here.