After its launch on digitalsouls.com in 1998, interest in generation/mutation grew week by week. A steady stream of new contributions arrived almost daily. These early, human made contributions are presented here in generation/mutation v.1.2 Continue reading generation/mutation v.1.2
Malcolm Summer – Street Photography
Malcolm Summer’s photographs take the viewer on a global journey. Based in Berlin, Germany, Summer explores the urban realities of cities like San Francisco, Honolulu, Barcelona, Rome, or Berlin. His images are fresh with an engaging balance of traditional perspectives and new discoveries. Continue reading Malcolm Summer – Street Photography
The original version of generation/mutation was launched on DIGITALSOULS.COM in March of 1998 with a simple call to artists. The call consisted of a few hand-coded HTML pages: a project description, a downloadable 41 Kb JPEG image file, and three instructions. Participating artists were asked to Continue reading generation/mutation v.1.1
You have to approach the thing with an indifference, as if you had no aesthetic emotion. – Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Duchamp’s invention of the readymade changed the course of twentieth century art. Investigating the question of whether it is possible to make a work that is not a work of art led him to select ordinary, industrially manufactured objects and to present them as works of art. One of the most important moments was the selection of the object. It was to happen with complete indifference, completely avoiding the influence of “taste.” Continue reading Readymade Daily
Hiding in Plain Sight: Liu Bolin and the Art of Disappearance
Liu Bolin’s work continues to amaze audiences around the world. His site specific installations often play on the theme of hiding in plain sight. Bolin is a master at making himself disappear in public places and situations. He makes himself invisible by painting himself, his face and clothes, to match the background behind him. Continue reading Hiding in Plain Sight: Liu Bolin and the Art of Disappearance
Dancing Robots, a Flash Emulator, and a COVID-19 Flight Path Drawing
A pilot in Germany flew a plane along a carefully planned course that sketched out a giant syringe on the flight recorder, like a hi-tech etch-a-sketch. The image seems fitting to the end of this year, with Covid-19 vaccinations becoming available to more and more people around the globe.
The flight took about an hour and the entire syringe was drawn at 5,000 feet. Not your traditional sky writing for sure. Check out Flight Radar for more details including a flight playback
In 2021, Flash animations will no longer be supported by the major browsers. For many artists who adopted the animation platform for their work, this means that their work will no longer be easily available to most viewers. Continue reading Dancing Robots, a Flash Emulator, and a COVID-19 Flight Path Drawing
Welcome to the latest virtual reincarnation of digitalsouls.com — as a WordPress site.
Reincarnations of digitalsouls.com include its first online appearance as a collection of simple html pages (1997-2000). In 2001, the site saw a new reincarnation as a PHP reactor (2001-3). This virtual reincarnation was followed by a very successful life as a PHP Nuke. During its life as a PHP nuke, digitalsouls.com evolved and grew through multiple versions of that publishing platform (2004-2013). Today, after a rather brief incarnation as a Joomla site (2013-14), digitalsouls.com emerges once more in its latest virtual reincarnation, this time as a WordPress site.