What a frightening example of remediation: the blog remix of Olia Lialina’s classic net art narrative My Boyfriend Came Back from the War. The original piece is an authentic 1996-style hypertext that uses frames wonderfully to gradually unveil an uncertain narrative constructed in words and images and links. It’s been remixed many times, but this is the worst example I’ve seen. It really demonstrates that blogs are not the best way of telling every story. The original piece is worth a look, if you’ve not seen it before. It’ll take 5-10 minutes to read.

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Cultural Representations of Machine Vision: An Experimental Mixed Methods Workshop

Call for submissions to a workshop, Bergen, Norway
Workshop dates: 15-17 August 2022
Proposals due: 15 June

The Machine Vision in Everyday Life project invites proposals for an interdisciplinary workshop using qualitative approaches and digital methods to analyse how machine vision is represented in art, science fiction, games, social media and other forms of cultural and aesthetic expression.