. POSTDIGITAL - Are we there yet?

Along the eight weeks, eight artists will be invited to contemplate and respond to what, how and why art is created in a digital age. The artists will be asked to respond to one another and continue each other’s ideas, methods and outcomes through the vehicle of a Post Digital Relay.

MIRIAM RIBUL When I started my ‘Material Activism’ project about one year ago, I wondered if the term had already been used before. A quick Google search revealed that the term ‘material’ had not been connected with ‘activism’ yet. ‘Material Activism’ refers to the various layers of this project: It connects a physical outcome in

I’m a textile designer by training with a research practice that explores tissue engineering and when I was asked to contribute something to a ‘postdigital’ relay it was a request outside of my sphere so I did what anyone else nowadays would do – I Googled it.  This action got me thinking, and as there

I was thrilled to see the phone-activated artwork by Perry-James Sugden which was another example of the vast and exciting technology palette now available to artists, opening up a whole new realm. Technology can now be seen as a co-creator making the ability to create accessible not only to artists and designers but to everyone. Here I am thinking of algorithms, the huge field of phone art and apps that allow you to produce stunning visuals within seconds.

Eternal topic _ WHAT IS OUR IDENTITY,WHAT IS HUMANITY. Human becoming like a robot, Robot is becoming more human.

I really like what the next artist in this Post Digital relay, Takahito Irie, had this to say in this interview with Robin Garrett that I lifted from his website: “People are addicted to more and better technology,” says Taka. ”This is changing the way we interact with ourselves, each other and our environment. Whether we like

I guess, in a sense, this question is somewhat inevitable for this conversation — As we inch closer unleashing machines with independent intelligence on the world (if we’re not already there), do you think they will become self-aware in way where they’ll start making art on their own (with zero prompting from their human creators)? Whoa.

I’m slowly beginning to get turned on to how much my attention span has suffered over the last few years. There’s hope that by at-least acknowledging and recognizing all these terrible habits that I’ve now developed that I can slowly kick myself from them, but the distractions are great and much easier accessed. I find

There are a couple of points that my friend Amy brought up in yesterday’s post that bring me here — The first is “Your existence as an artist is not rooted by where you are located physically…”, and the second being “…the transition from analog to digital and post have affected me profoundly”. Having worked almost

I had this whole, long mushy thing written about how much my friend Amy Wong has influenced my work over the years, but I couldn’t come to post it — I’ll tell her in person in a couple weeks when she comes to visit. In short, one thing she taught me, through example was to

So, I got a first response from my email queries to my friends about their thoughts on Post Digital art, and this is what I got: “I’m not even sure what post digital even means – nanobots in yr pee pee?” Neil (not his real name) Not entirely the answer I was looking for, but

I spent a good part of the last few days sending out emails asking certain friends of mine whether they ever considered themselves to be Post Digital artists, and what does the term mean to them. Essentially, I was trying to cheat a little and quote/link to some of my pals, but it didn’t go very

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