I mean really. Close your mouth. Pick up your jaw. It's not like you hadn't seen the earlier iterations of this technology before! Remember Jun Rekimoto and Jeff Han's work? Props to all the technologists for giving us the good stuff. Hey... I know I can't be the only one thinking Microsoft's Surface plus the new and improved 3D film technology, will finally have us playing games the way we envisioned it in 1977! Woohoo!
Charles Baxter’s novel The South Thief will be published by Pantheon in early 2008. He has received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Prix St. Valentine in France, and the Catalan Booksellers’ Association Award for book of the year in Spain. Baxter’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s, and his fiction has been widely anthologized and translated into ten languages.
The Hammer Museum presents ongoing reading series featuring today's most talented and provocative authors. All readings are free of charge, and are followed by book signings at the Hammer Bookstore. Admission is free and on a first come, first served basis. Priority seating for Hammer Members.
Jimmy Baker's upcoming exhibition is a collection of fragmented narratives and artifacts that regard the present as if it were unearthed in a time capsule from our near future. The chaos of digital culture is reflected in Baker's variety of working mediums. Classical portraiture, iPods, photography, sculpture and hacked cell phones describe a variety of global concerns that accumulate into a grim dystopian future. The sum of this global turmoil is more the subject rather than its parts. Baker contemplates the structure of information, and how we perceive events in hopes that we will step outside our moment in history.
Home Is Where The Wormhole Is: Toward A Home Of A Higher Reality, Physical Speculations On A Future State
JOHN COLLE ROGERS Oakland Underground
Exhibition Dates: June 2 – June30, 2007 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2, from 6 – 9 PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12 – 6 PM and by appointment
Fringe Exhibitions is extremely pleased to present new work by Bay Area artists Kal Spelletich and John Colle Rogers. BB-Qing at the opening!
In the Main Gallery, Kal Spelletich investigates the use of audio and light frequencies to generate altered states of consciousness. Experimenting with binaural-beat stimulation and frequency following response theories the interactive installation is a recreation of an unsolved mystery at a home in the Mission district of San Francisco. Included in the show a diorama of the actual house, video, drawings, and photographs exploring these phenomena. Special thank you to Rebecca Sanford-Smith for diorama collaboration, Rich Stone for audio, also help from Jonathan Foote and Don Gray.
Exhibition on View from June 2 - September 8, 2007
Opening Reception, June 2, 2007, 5-7 PM
Printed Matter is pleased to announce an exhibition on the legendary sixties folk rock group The Fugs. On view throughout the summer, FUCK FOR PEACE: A History of The Fugs will showcase the band's records and ephemera as well as the dozens of publications published by The Fugs' founding members Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders. Please join us for the opening reception on June 2, 2007. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue (at 22nd Street) in New York City.
This SNL short should be shown to every graduating high school student. And then it should be passed out in every college welcome package for incoming freshmen. And then when you graduate from college, a copy should be stapled to the back of your diploma.
We've all gotten into financial trouble at some point or another. Had we seen this funny video three times before entering the "grown up" world, would it have stopped and made us think twice about buying stuff we couldn't afford? All financial advice should be this funny. Then maybe it would stick.
New Image Art Gallery Presents:
Brodeo – A Group Exhibition
Taking their cues from the worlds of street, skateboard culture, design and fine art Brodeo is a survey of contemporary male artists running the gamut of abstraction, design, figuration, and street art as they spin the world around us into an object of perception. As some of the finest of their fields this show exhibits a wide range of sensibilities and approaches to current trends in the Contemporary art and design worlds.
Artists: Bast, Kelsey Brookes, The Date Farmers, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Cody Hudson, Eddie Martinez, Eric White, Cleon Peterson
Cloud Cloud, San Diego Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2
To signal the opening of his exhibition Vik Muniz: Reflex at MCASD, Vik Muniz will move his art out of the Museum and up into the sky to perform his photographic action Cloud Cloud, San Diego, on Friday, June 1 above Balboa Park, and on Saturday, June 2 above MCASD La Jolla.
The artist will use a pilot and a skywriting plane to sketch his illusion of a cloud in the sky above San Diego, high over the city and ocean. All will be able to view this highly visual, fleeting artwork by simply looking up at the sky from visibility points in San Diego and La Jolla.
On Friday, June 1, Cloud Cloud will take place between 1 pm and 5 pm in the sky above Balboa Park. On Saturday, June 2, at 6 pm, Cloud Cloud will take place in the sky above MCASD La Jolla as part of the Museum's Contributor-level and new Members' reception, but the work will be visible to all walking along Prospect Street and Coast Boulevard.
Creative Time president and artistic director Anne Pasternak will discuss the design process of Creative Time: The Book, a richly photographed celebration and record of the art and artists from the public art organization’s first thirty-three years. Joining the discussion will be the book’s designers Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker of karlssonwilker inc. Pasternak, Karlsson, and Wilker will discuss the challenges of spotlighting thirty-three years of experimental art in only a few hundred pages and will provide a behind the scenes look at the creative process between writers, editors, and book designers as idea becomes page. In particular, the three will consider the “Urban Visual Recording Machine,” a Creative Time organized event and design tool, which generates a unique cover for every book created in the print run.