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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.
Hello my American friends,
We'll just have to find ways to amuse ourselves on this very long day.
Yay! Christmas is finally here!
I wonder what happens to everyone in the cottage.
Sunday Devotional - William M Gaines
art is similar to:
a stereo speaker, a carousel (amusement ride), a drum kit, a piano, a train, a merry-go-round, a Macintosh computer, an airplane, a clock, a robot, a table lamp, a subway car.
How did I find out? Go to 20Q (tip: play "Classic 20Q first, it's the most fun)
At The Abbey bar, 989 College St. Toronto.
Saturday, Nov. 1st, from 10pm.