my favorite BYOB gifs

by travess smalley

By Travess Smalley.

 

by guthrie lonergan & chris coy

By Guthrie Lonergan & Chris Coy.

 

by daniel swan

By Daniel Swan.

 

by Jeronimo Jiminez

By Jeronimo Jiminez.

 

By Chris Collins

By Chris Collins.

 

by vakki

By Vakki.

 

 

.com and beyond

icann vote

Today a historic change to internet’s domain name system was announced: Big players can now buy their own top level domain. A top level domain is the last few characters at the end of a domain name, like .com or .org or .info. Icann (the organisation that controls domain names) has decided you can now buy your own top level domain (TLD) if you pay over US$ 180,000.

Basically this means you will visit .google instead of google.com

It also means that big companies and countries will look more professional and authoritative then us regular folk who buy cheap .com domains.

“Today’s decision will usher in a new Internet age,” said Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman of Icann’s Board of Directors. “We have provided a platform for the next generation of creativity and inspiration.”

I’m curious if this will make .com’s feel old & obsolete or fresh & independent.

 

my facebook audience

facebook audience

 

lemon sketch

lemon sketch

lemon sketch

 

art

Ideally the work is not a manifestation of an idea, the work is the idea.

 

I’m looking for an intern

intern

Hello world wide web,

I am looking for an intern. I am going to do research on 3D games, so anyone who loves games, makes games, 3D modelling, proto typing… that would be great.
I will be in Berlin the next few months but it can also be a Skype-based internship if you want.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you, you e-mail me here.

 

BYOB world map

byob world map

BYOB keeps on growing, now you can follow it on Google Maps.

 

“To Walk The Night” at Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan

to walk the night

to walk the night

to walk the night

 

hybrid moment app for iPhone & iPad

I’m happy to tell you that Hybrid Moment is now available as a standalone app in the iTunes Store.

 

rafael rozendaal hybrid moment iphone app

 

rafael rozendaal hybrid moment iphone app

 

rafael rozendaal hybrid moment iphone app

 

hybrid moment in seoul korea

seoul korea

 

interview on french TV canal +

rafael rozendaal french tv canal plus interview

 

british carpet culture

british carpet culture

Dear Brits, you are great. You live in a wonderful country. Good music, awesome jokes, beautiful countryside.
But why all the carpet everywhere? Airports, libaries, pubs, trains, even bathrooms; all the floors are covered with carpet! The toilet! Not a rug… carpet, fixed on the floor for years and years. Is there any way of keeping it clean?
Is this carpet habit exclusive to Britain? Was this habit exported to British colonies? Are there any other countries who love carpet this much? It’s intriguing.

 

BYOB Venezia 2011 video documentation

BYOB Venezia took place on the Island Of San Servolo,
Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia, Thursday June 2nd 2011.

Thank you to everyone involved!

 

bloomberg article about the business side of digital art

bloomberg news

Smart Robots, Digital Dollars Lure Collectors as Internet Rocks Art World, By Caroline Winter

 

quotes from “television and US fiction” by david foster wallace

david foster wallace

“E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction” (The Review of Contemporary Fiction, 1993) is an essay by David Foster Wallace.

Here are some sentences I highlighted:

We literally cannot imagine life without it. We’re not different from our fathers in that television presents and defines our contemporary world.

Gifted salesmen explain how people are always most vulnerable, hence frightened, hence persuadable, when they are approached solo.

Given that television must revolve off basic antinomies about being and watching, about escape from daily life, the averagely intelligent viewer can’t be all that happy about his daily life of high-dose watching. Joe Briefcase might have been happy enough when watching, but it was hard to think he could be too terribly happy about watching so much.

Digital signals have an advantage over analog signals in that they can be stored and manipulated without deterioration.

In the new millennium, U.S. television will finally become ideally, GOPishly democratic: egalitarian, interactive, and “profitable” without being “exploitative.”

We will, in short, be able to engineer our own dreams.

Make no mistake: we are dependent on image-technology; and the better the tech, the harder we’re hooked.