In response to comments made by Luke Jerram regarding Retina Memory Volume
and the potential intrusiveness of technology in our everyday lives, Yasmin
readers should be aware of an important and relevant show at MIT Museum,
Cambridge, MA- Connections: Metropath(ologies), Data Portraits.
Metropath(ologies) is a new installation about living in a world overflowing
with information and non-stop communication. The sounds and visual imagery
incorporate live and recorded data ranging from personal updates and private
information, to global news reports. Visitors may choose to become part of
the exhibit, their images captured by surveillance cameras, their names
entered into databases, their voices recorded and played back by/in the
>From the Media Lab: Judith Donath, Alex Dragulescu, Yannick Assogba, and
Aaron Zinman, 2008
Joseph Ingoldsby's recent publications include:
Vanishing Landscapes: The Atlantic Salt Marsh
Leonardo Journal 42-2-2009
Requiem for a Drowning Landscape
ORION Magazine, March/April 2009
On 3/16/09 4:49 AM, "roger malina" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Luke Jerram <email@example.com>
> Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 21:00:05 -0000
> Subject: artwork as prototype
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Reading the latest discussion is really interesting.
> 'Retinal Memory Volume' was also made as a prototype. A proof of
> concept & demonstration to show what can be done with the technology.
> This is one of the reasons the chair image was chosen. I patented it
> as I saw its potential commercial application. Like a previous artist
> described, when it came to developing the artwork as a business I lost
> I got as far as making stencils and testing them out in nightclubs,
> approaching lighting companies and visiting a trade show.
> I was told at the time, my patent has no intrinsic value, its just a
> piece of paper. What would be of value, would be a business selling
> and renting after-image lighting. I still think there is real
> potential in this but pursuing this is not the path I've chosen.
> But the idea of building a business that had a value, renting kits or
> trying to sell lighting was never going to be as interesting as making
> the next artwork.
> Also there is something ethically wrong/invasive about the technology
> that put me off developing it. Would I really want logos branded onto
> my daughters retinas as we walked down the high street? Sky Orchestra
> also has the potential for misuse, invading the privacy of our homes,
> sleep and dreams with music.
> After the success of the retinal installation, a few arts directors
> wanted to commission me to make another after-image installation, but
> I didn't want to be come known as the 'after-image installation
> artist' - I could have easily built a career and brand doing just
> this. For this reason my next installation 'Tide' was an exact
> opposite to my after-image work. Opposite in material form, intention
> and scale - an installation controlled by the movements of the sun
> and moon.
> Luke Jerram
> Tel: +44 (0) 117 9231969
> Artist in Residence at FACT, Liverpool for European Capital of Culture 2008
> - Jerram nominated for Artes Mundi 4 Prize
> - Dream Director exhibited at De La Warr Pavillion 3-5th April
> - Book Launch for 'Art in Mind' at Arnolfini, Bristol 10th May
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