Can the Silicon Valley Vision be Maintained?

“Some people seem to think that getting acquired should be the highest aspiration for an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. I disagree vehemently.” Vinod Khosla recently complained that the current crop of startups in Silicon Valley seems to be obesssed with getting accquired and cashing out – which used to not be the highest aspiration. As […]

Lewis on Watz on Harger on Bishop

Bishop seems to be saying that Digital Art hasn’t happened, that digital technologies have been used, but the areas explored were already considered during the previous, analogue age. Harger writes in “Why Contemporary Art Fails to come to grips with digital – a response to Claire Bishop” – states early on that she will ignore […]

Thoughts on a review of “The Art of Participation:1950s to Now” by Kris Paulsen

Kris Paulsen sets out to review SFMOMA’s recent retrospective on participatory art, of particular interest to me after Hellicar&Lewis’s recent project for the AND Festival – “Caravideo”. In chronological order, the first project which caught my attention was “Media Van” (1971) by Ant Farm, and their remixing/updating of the project “Media Van V.08 (Time Capsule)”. […]

My Words Were Wasted

Scott Hanselmann recently wrote persuasively on the dangers of confining ones thoughts to such walled gardens as Twitter and Facebook. The re-purposing of joelgethinlewis.com as more than a a forwarding station to other ends of the internet is part of my response to his warning.