No-one Ever Cried At A Website (Speed Show) November 22, 5:00–6:30

No-one Ever Cried At A Website (Speed Show)

November 22, 5:00–6:30 pm EST, Computer training room, Facility for Arts Research, 3216 Sessions Road, Tallahassee FL

With FSU students: Monique Boileau, Alexis Cooper, Jonathan Davito, Danielle English, Justin Greenstein, Antoinette Janus, Scotty Johnson, Melissa Lidsky, Michelle Medrano, Denise Morrow, Lena NW, Meghan “Red” Yancey. Curated by: Owen Mundy

Students from the Fall 2013 Network Art and Typography classes in the Department of Art at Florida State are staging an exhibition titled No-one Ever Cried At A Website (Speed Show) on November 22 5:00–6:30 pm EST at the computer training room in the Facility for Arts Research, Tallahassee FL.

The exhibition title is modified from an article called, “No-one Ever Cried At A Website,” written by artist/coder Matt Pearson. The document examines how emotion is often forgotten when analyzing technologically-sophisticated works of art such as those which exist on the internet. It reminds readers that painting was once a technology, and asks how beauty, empathy, and interaction can all be triggers for emotional response regardless of the medium for delivery. The prompt for the works in this show, created mostly collaboratively, over the course of 10 days, and specifically for this exhibition, is to address how emotion can be used to engage online audiences to look, listen, and be moved by internet-based art.

Speed Show exhibition, popularized by artist, Aram Barthol, are arranged as following: “Hit an Internet-cafe (or computer classroom), rent all computers they have and run a show on them for one night. All art works of the participating artists need to be on-line and are shown in a typical browser with standard plug-ins.”

Poster: Print resolution and E-mail resolution


Yoshihiko SATOH’s SCHEMA (of the Universe)

*image: satoh.jpg
Yoshihiko SATOH / 2012 / the sample image for the exhibition “SCHEMA”

Preface to the exhibition “SCHEMA”

Yoshihiko SATOH is known for his unique sculptures of redesigned certain products, such as motor cycle, audio speaker, musical instrument and its effecter, since his 12 neck guitar “Present Arms” won the 2002 Kirin Art Award.
His expression is based on amplification and dismantlement of the mass produced goods, thus seems an exaggeration of economic growth along industrialism in the late 20th century, whilst brings a sort of pathos in such retrospect behind that beautiful designs.

The title of this exhibition SCHEMA basically means a plan, diagram, or scheme, is a term used in many disciplines to describe an organized pattern that assists to explain or mediate its structure or form.

In this exhibition, SATOH lays out a schema of the universe on the two-dimensional image, that forms a electric control unit derived from an air plane’s cockpit, that projects our surroundings and the environmental issues confronting us, for instance, energy problems, economic values, etc…

The beautiful design of its interface, instrument panel and switches evoke a mandala*, besides its functional aspect associated with that of our urban space.
Thus yields a fractal image of the world as if that interacts with reality, whilst a suggestion for revising ourselves.

* mandala – the sacred art painting in Buddhism and Hindu, forms a diagram depicting the universe.

Artist’s Profile

CueCat, wind-up birds, drawing machines, and Warhol



Wind Up Birds by HC Gilj

Cylinderk by Andy Huntington

ADA by Karina Smigla-Bobinski

Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds

Bret Victor – Inventing on Principle

Bio: Bret Victor invents tools that enable people to understand and create. He has designed experimental UI concepts at Apple, interactive data graphics for Al Gore, and musical instruments at Alesis.

For more Bret, see

New Media readings for Wed Feb 1


Artists using physical computing and processing from today’s class

Artists from today’s class:

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen

My little piece of Privacy by Niklas Roy

Natures and …

Strata #1 by Quayola

Web2: Your Art Here and Coleman Center redesign project

For our next project we’ll be working directly with two non-profit organizations to create newly designed, database-driven websites for each. We’ll talk with the clients, learning what their needs are, and create architectures, recommendations, and designs to match those needs. Finally, we’ll learn to install WordPress, mark-up the designs as WordPress themes, and transfer their content into the new site(s). Here are the organizations and links to their current websites:

The Coleman Center for the Arts (CCA) is a contemporary arts organization in York, Alabama, that uses art to foster positive social change, answer civic needs, build local pride, and use creativity for community problem solving.

Your Art Here is an Indiana-based non-profit public art organization created to provide local communities with an opportunity to engage in visual, public dialogue through the use of billboards and other public spaces.

The plan

  1. Logistics
    1. Nominate team leader
    2. How will you communicate?
  2. Create a recommendation
    1. Description
      1. Describe what you will be doing for the client
    2. What is possible?
      1. Generate ideas (Post-it notes)
    3. Architecture
      1. Make an outline
    4. Content management?
      1. WordPress
      2. Drupal
    5. Moving content
      1. What issues are there in regard to content?
    6. Design
      1. Notes
    7. XHTML/CSS
    8. Social media and other functionality
  3. Meet with client
  4. Setup WordPress
    1. Begin working with client to understand how content will be organized
    2. Come up with a plan for moving content
    3. Begin moving content
  5. Begin design iteration
    1. Look at really good design
    2. Work on your design
    3. Take a break
    4. Repeat
  6. Code markup
  7. Create WordPress theme
    1. WordPress cheatsheet
  8. Launch!!!
Example sites