David Joselit

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PublisherArpa Journal2014
The idea of being online is in danger of extinction from redundancy. The Internet has become the principal site of construction, defense, storage and dissemination of new knowledge and social identity alike. Facebook’s population will soon eclipse that of China, and its holdouts nonetheless have well-formed electric selves in the servers of the NSA. As our physical world is increasingly tapped, scanned, streamed, imaged and mapped in realtime, the province of offline is a shrinking territory. In each wave of digitization—the archival, the social, the physical—the evidence of its arrival and its path to maturity are the same: search. For David Joselit, ...
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PublisherWhere2013
Where 2 December 15, 2013 – February 14, 2014 Opening reception: Sat., December 14, 7-10pm Curated by A.E. Benenson, Where 2 recontextualizes Douglas Gordon’s super-durational appropriation work, 24 Hour Psycho (1993) within contemporary networks of live-streaming and digital media piracy. Working as an act of recursive appropriation, the exhibition will screen Hitchcock’s Psycho once daily in the gallery at 6:30 pm, streaming the footage via webcam to gallery’s website at Gordon’s prescribed speed of 2 frames per second to create a continuous, unauthorized digital version of 24 Hour Psycho. — Where 2 is the current state of 20 years of ongoing research. The first findings were ...

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