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I actually really like the title of this class:

Art Practice and the Digital Diaspora:
Migrants, Nomads, Transients, and Miscrients

So what does diaspora even mean?
Diaspora: “the movement, migration or scattering of people from their original homelands”

We are moving into a new age! The digital age.  Virtual reality is becoming REALITY.  What does that mean?  And I’m shitty with titles but I’ll give one anyways:

Art in the Metaverse

If you’ve read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, you’ll know what the Metaverse is:


^ PLEASE give that a look!


Greg           2.97
Hye Jin        2.37
Seung Youn     2.33
Rexy           1.98
Alissa         1.77
Joo Hyun       1.75
Elise          1.5
Brenda         0
Lyndsey        0
Stephany       0
Riikka         N/A

Greg           2.95
Rexy           2.5
Hye Jin        2.47
Riikka         2.3
Elise          2.15
Joo Hyun       2.0
Seung Youn     1.85
Alissa         1.45
Brenda         0
Lyndsey        0
Stephany       0


TeleGarden (1995-2004)- Ken Goldeberg

Demonstrate (2004) – Ken Goldberg

Teleporting An Unknown State (1994/96) – Eduardo Kac

A Hole in Space (1980)- Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz

Telematic Dreaming (1992) – Paul Sermon

Global Groove (1973) / Good Morning Mr. Orwell (1984)- Nam June paik

Peoples’ Portrait (1994) – Zhang Ga

Remote (2008) – Usman Haque

Inter Discommunication Machine (1995) – Kazuhiko Hachiya

Access project (2006) – Marie Sester

Safe Zones 7 (2001) – Jonas Dahlberg

TV Buddha (1974) – Nam June Paik


Stock Market Skirt – Nacny Paterson

LISTENING POST (2003) – Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin

Invisible Shape of things Past (1995-2007) – Art+Com

Ride the Byte (1999) – ART+COM

Shapolsky et al. Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, A Real Time Social System, as of May 1, 1971 – Hans Haacke

MoMA Poll (1970) – Hans Haacke

They Rule (2004)- Josh On


Carnivore – RSG/Alex galloway

noTime (2001-2002)- Victoria Vesna

Vectorial Elevation (1999-2004) – rafael lozano-hemmer

News Map – Marcos Weskamp


Dialtones (A Telesymphony) (2001) – Golan Levin

Sky Ear (2004) -Usman Haque

Tavtical Sound garden – Mark Shepherd

Shoot me if you can (2006) – Taeyoon Choi

GPS Diary

GPS Drawing

GPS Hog (2007) – Jonah Brucker-Cohen

MILK (2005)- Esther Polak

Urban Atmospheres – Eric Paulous


Bump List – Jonah Brucker-Cohen

Michael Mandiberg – Real Costs – (firefox plugin – calculates co2 in flight searches)
Michael Mandiberg – Oil Standard (converts prices in oil barrels)

Adam Killer (2001) – Brody Condon – jodi


Web Art

Media Arts


This news article looks at how certain things on the internet, like anonymity, enable and promote anger and violence.  It’s interesting to look at how internet culture is different than real life culture.



Facebook in a Crowd


I did the craigslist post, though it isn’t really showing up yet.  Below is a link to it where you can see it, though it will prolly get flagged.  I also took a screen shot of it.

Craigslist Post

Here's the screen shot


Different model than pipes but can be used to similar ends

Open technologies

KML Keyhole Markup Language
XML based
points, shapes, overlays, timebased data

XMLbased (extension of RSS)
points with associated RSS data

Google Offerings

My maps
drag and drop WYSIWYG style editor

Google Maps Modules
Javascript, HTML and XML based
plug into to add additional functionality

Google Maps API
Javascript and HTML based
allows google maps data to be embedded on your own site.
requires web hosting of some kind
requires registering your site with google to get and access key

Google Maps Flash API
like Google Maps API but in flash.

Google Earth
propriety application
can only interact via KML and GeoRSS

Mapquest Offerings

Javascript API
Flash API (AS3)
FUJAX (Write JavaScript, output Flash)

Yahoo Maps Offerings

Javascript API
Flash API (AS2 deprecated and AS3)
Local search API

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