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Andrea’s Sunchoke & Celeriac Soup

Andrea just whipped this up, and I must say, it’s insanely good. I’ve made some notes below about how one might make a vegan or dairy-free version. That said, this soup is a really good excuse for bacon. Ingredients: 1 pound (0.45kg) Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes), peeled ½ of one celery root (celeriac), peeled 5 medium […]

Johnston’s Rules of Expressions for Eyes, and Time Travel

In The Illusion of Life, classic Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston present their highly influential “12 Rules for Animation“, which have all sorts of implications for interactive technologies. I just came across Ollie Johnston’s more specific 12 Rules for Expressions, which I reproduce below. Two rules which particularly caught my eye (pun) are […]

Reflexive interactivity in “Wipe Cycle”, 1969

Ira Schneider discussing his early interactive video artwork Wipe Cycle, which he made with Frank Gillette in 1969: The most important thing was the notion of information presentation, and the notion of the integration of the audience into the information. One sees oneself exiting from the elevator. If one stands there for 8 seconds, one […]

A Schematic Overview of the CMU School of Art

In my capacity as a professor of electronic art at Carnegie Mellon University, I travel several times per year to visit various high schools and National Portfolio Review Days in order to meet with prospective undergraduates. These are mostly high school seniors who are on the path toward figuring out where they would like to […]

Lewitt’s Sentences on Conceptual Art

This one seemed worth reposting, 39 years later. My replica is stashed from this secondary source. Sentences on Conceptual Art by Sol Lewitt (1969) Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach. Rational judgements repeat rational judgements. Irrational judgements lead to new experience. Formal art is essentially rational. […]