Saturday, October 13, 2007

Art of the Net - Good to Go

I have finally have Art of the Net at a stage where I feel I can show it to people. Today I edited and published What is Web Art? and started and published Read Me. I also updated the tags, and did minor edits throughout. There's still a lot of errors lurking, but now I'm sure that other people will help with proofreading.

Tomorrow I will send the link to Ken Goldberg and Steve Gordon. I am so excited that Ken is so excited. We have lift-off!

New HTC Advantage is good - maybe even delightful. Fits into the pocket and has a long battery life. VGA resolution and quite fast on the Internet. Anyway, I went for a long walk today - quite happy to be out of my 'office' and still very much connected. It's quite a bit smaller than the current UMPC's and has a great battery life - which the UMPC's do not have.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Update 2007-10-10

Several posts on koudachev, evereverland and artofthenet in the last few days. So maybe I am getting in the habit of blogging. I think I would still rather code than blog. Coding is more enthralling, but for the moment I am a blogger.

I'm looking forward to going to the Berkeley Art Museum on Fridayto hear Ken Goldberg and others speak on new media. Will I go to Engadget tonight. We'll see.

Next up is more work on aotn. I want to look at every entry in the rhizome artbase, catalog it and note down as to whether it is a work of web art. I must also start looking for some new sources of works besides rhizome.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Four Posts on

At last I've added some real posts to On the Ingres portrait, Berdyaev, Rolland and Norman  & Myra Armour engagement.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Blogging from my BB using the mobile page.

Friday, July 06, 2007

First Real Posting in AotN

I wrote '100 Years of Cubism' today and I'm quite happy with the writing. It tries to get a point across and it has a fairly entertaining ending. It took three or four hours of writing and research to put together.

The especially nice thing was that when the post was finished and published I had the feeling that I had done my work for the day and it was now safe to do something else. When I've been working on other people's web sites, there always more to do, and the work never has an ending feeling.

So let's go to the Ferry Building for caviar (from Marin County) and tea.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Art of the Net Updated

Art of the Net has been updated from a competition web site into a blog. Tomorrow I will write a post about the 100th anniversary of Cubism.

Changing Course

For several years I have been building web sites for other people. I have learned much - more perhaps than the people I was trying to help. But now it is time to start making web sites for myself. One of those sites is this one.

I hope to write here more frequently than I write in my own private journals. In doing so I hope to question the act of writing a blog. Is this a form of narcissism or is this the creation of data for future data-miners or something else entirely?

I've just looked up narcissism in wikipedia. There are a lot of references - too much to think about for the moment.

Anyway, courage Theo. Come back here often and exercise your writing skills and then use those skills on other sites...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


just looking at how this version is handling file uploading