kids – the venerable Mr. Utsler (I actually think I might be older than he is) has redesigned Metacubed and the rest. I must say that it looks great, and will work very well for me first thing in the morning when I’m trying to figure out whether I’m quite alive or not.
Archives for August 2000
the September-October issue of Artbyte in the mail and there is no longer any doubt about it: it’s the best magazine going on the subject of digital culture etc. It used to be too focused on art stuff before – not that arts coverage is a problem, obviously it’s the starting point for the mag. But now it does a better job of extending from the aesthetic to more general cultural, social, and political arenas. And in a way it lives up to McLuhan’s idea that artists are probes into the future, something I think is true.
Although I like mags like the Industry Standard (and some of the other net-biz-porn mags), they don’t tell me anything about what’s in the pipe – it’s all about what has happened. When they try and predict, they’re almost always wrong. After all it was one of those pubs that said – not two months ago – that “obviously” drkoop.com would be the great success story in the consumer internet space? Uh, not. Artbyte features great writers, great thinkers with a real provenance as commentators on these issues (like Geert Lovink, for example), and of course looks gorgeous.
an article about Montreal in which, basically, they describe the absolute worst this city has to offer. Dear weblog readers, if you come to Montreal you call me up or email and I’ll set you straight. Nice to see Dim and Skid getting a credit in the sidebar though – and their recommendations are better than the author’s.
that I know how to make the images I mention below quite well – I’m just calling on people to let me know of any special tricks that may not be obvious.