1968

  The Mother of All Demos The revolution of Douglas Engelbart, Alan Kay, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Paul Allen, etc., which gave Microsoft and Apple and later to Amazon, Google, and Facebook all the power they still have, is approaching a new phase: quantum computing. We are moving quickly to the IV Information Revolution. Those…

Anti-tourism

“Fascínio” Sintra: 30,000 inhabitants. More than 3 million tourists per year. A documentary by Left Hand Rotation, on Sintra. Magical attractors, and tourism. Paganism is the only open-minded way to see and feel the truth without submitting it to spoken words. Anti-tourism (I have realized that this idea of mine is a spin-off of Anti-Fragile…

Utopia & gentrification

THE NEW ART FEST ’18 | UTOPIA & GENTRIFICATION This afternoon @ Ordem dos Arquitectos, SRS Saving the cities of bankruptcy and ruin caused by their excessive indebtedness, by the pattern of consumption that has dominated them in the last 50 or 70 years, and now also by the increasingly acute effects of climate change,…

STD

Severe Tire Damage Played the First Live Music Performance on the Internet On June 24, 1993, Severe Tire Damage becomes the first band to perform live on the internet. Performing from the patios of Xerox PARC, they broadcast onto the Internet Multicast Backbone (the “MBone”). They were seen and heard live as far away as…

American Century

25 anos de web 100 anos de império americano e depois? O SÉCULO AMERICANO 17 de Novembro, 16:00 Faculdade de Belas Artes, Lisboa Moderador: António Cerveira Pinto Oradores: David Blair, Jeremy Bailey, Sophia Brueckner, Tony Katai, Zoe Beloff +info Os ‘imigrantes digitais’ deixarão em breve o palco livre aos ‘nativos digitais’. Como será arte daqui…

Life-based media

The New Art Fest ’18 When Art Becomes Data Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado Lisbon, November 9th Because net art has no market value so far, the Museu Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), a provincial museum in Badajoz, may justifiably claim to guard one of the largest and best art collections…

From scratch

Vintage Analogue ScratchBuilt studios is a completely unique recording space in Lisbon, Portugal, with well over 50 years of combined experience in the recording industry. Integrating both the latest technologies as well as classic and antique recording equipment, ScratchBuilt crafts a distinct sound from the ground up, using materials and techniques rarely seen today. At…

Thoreau’s derivatives

[borders] uses online shared virtual places as settings for walks that examine virtual property ‘ownership’ and the construction of historical truth in 3D virtual worlds. In the project, I visit virtual recreations of heritage sites and walk their borderlands. In the course of these explorations, I have captured the unexpected glitches and disruptions in an…

At last

At last, I can be me! We are living alone together in the age of acceleration driven by an attention economy that skims the shallows of our limited attention spans. We need a way to decompress. Introducing new decompression software anyone can use to transform their most trivial experiences into vast oceans of meditative contemplation….

Q&A: Katai

Flash interview by António Cerveira Pinto Tony Katai Tripled, 2018 three photographs; 75 x 75 cm Q: Tripled is a completed unexpected artwork as we think of most of your known photos. Why this degree of abstraction? A: The set is a dissection of a photograph I captured in the middle of the night, of…