Lorna Mills and Sally McKay
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In Ontario news, I have been spotty with posts at times because I am insanely busy with a multi game contract and I have been teaching a course in web based art at the University of Guelph this term. My lessons page can be found here, or just check the archive and look at the lessons from day 1 to see how I am incrementally destroying art and art education.
If you aren't reading prolonged hacking and gnawing by the brilliant John Massier, curator of Hallwalls in Buffalo, check out his eloquent comments on the U.S. election results.
Janis Demkiw - Box 2008 mixed media
As Is: a new project space opening with the work of June Pak and Janis Demkiw. at 347 Montrose Ave, Toronto, ON. Open Saturdays 12-5 Nov. 8, 15 & 22 or by appointment.
Reception: Friday, Nov. 7th from 7-9PM
As Is is an new artist led project space in a house located in downtown Toronto. Artists are invited to read the room and exhibit their work amongst the everyday objects in the home. The space is run by Michelle Johnson, who lives in the house.
Excerpt from Pit Schultz' "The Producer as Power User" (2006)
At the forefront of the still ongoing cybernetic modernization, the power user serves as an unpaid research and development unit, as a mediator to popular media culture, and a sensitive prototype of sociotechnical exploration. In many cases the power user is self-trained, almost making a living out of her skills, beyond productivity in an industrial sense, without being responsible for a specific product or task. She is primarily dedicated to her own individualization, the customization of the extended self in relation to other power users, in the form of an ongoing system configuration. Usually not too much involved as a developer, the power user actively contributes to the deployment of software tools by finding new uses for them, or documenting errors, and therefore inscribing herself into the collective process. She lives on the back end and insides of cybernetic circuitry, and constantly configures and expands it as essential parts of the household.
I will no longer have to wrap tinfoil around my head during U.S. news reports.
Best of luck in the future, my American friends.