Exploding Art Mimbulus Mimbletonia style

A blog by Julia Felix about experiences on the CAMS New Media in NYC and Europe study abroad program.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

No art explosion yet, but it's coming...

So I got a bunch of my books today. I've got New Media in Art by Michael Rush, New Media Art by Mark Tribe, and Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield. I haven't gotten a chance to look at the Rush book too much yet, but apparently there are a ton of artists who had stuff at SITE Santa Fe (the big fancy modern art museum here. It's actually pretty awesome), where my mom works, so I'm going to be way up on those artists. Tribe's book is pretty awesome though. It has all the webpages of the art and the artists, so you can actually look at what they're talking about. My favorite thing in there was called Every Icon (it was at SITE Santa fe!) by John F Simon. I'd explain it, but I suck at explaining so here's the link instead: http://www.numeral.com/everyicon.html According to the book, it takes trillions of years. O.O
Anyway, I've decided that I really want to do some kind of interactive art, though I'm not sure how yet. I was thinking maybe some kind of music program type thing, but I'm not going to say much about it until it's developed further.
In other news, it's really hot here in santa fe, my dad is going crazy vaccuuming, and my mom's cooking, making it even hotter. I'm hiding out in my room right now with the cat, listening to Bayside, and pretending that I'm still at school where I can hang out by myself for a while without people bothering me.
I might have to change over blogs soon though, because I don't know if there's a way to put any media up on this one, and I'd rather have that than have a million links to youtube and various other file storing sites. We'll see.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Die Bloggy

So this is my first blog ever. I'm not really sure what to write about yet, since this was developed for the CAMS trip that I haven't gone on yet, but I feel obligated to write something as a first post. This trip will be my first ever out of the US (I've never even been to Mexico), and I'm sort of terrified. The ladies at the health seminar made a huge thing about how we're all going to get raped, murdered, and robbed if we are women and/or Americans, and although I've heard tons from my friends about how it's really not very different than America over there, especially where we're going, the whole idea of going somewhere so far away with a bunch of people I hardly know, to do something that I've never really been very good at, is starting to get to me. But I'm working hard. I've been looking at art books whenever I get the chance, getting as much information as I can from friends, and trying to think of ideas for projects on this trip. So far, I haven't come up with any, but at least I'm working on it.
Well, I'm working right now, so I should probably go. Hopefully I'll have something more interesting and educational to say next time.

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