August 26, 2007
August 24, 2007
Just got back from the Janice Dickinson Modeling experience. Wowsers. Here's my documentation. The segment doesn't air until December. More later.
August 21, 2007
I'll be in LA this morning (right now I'm in NYC) to shoot a segment for the reality TV show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Janice wants to turn her agency green. I'm there to help, and to get het into the solar bikini. I'll be back in NYC tonight, god willing. More to come.
August 19, 2007
I got a Flickr Pro account. I remember two years ago when I heard someone say, "I just need a good photo manager." I laughed...nay, scoffed. I actually wrote the phrase down so I could use it later. How absurd.
I finally replaced my second stolen camera.
I got a Flickr Pro account. Here we go.
August 08, 2007
This summer I applied for a finishing funds stipend from Macktez.com. I made it as a one of five finalists, but found out today that I did not close the deal. The guy who did however really deserves it. I think that I can honestly say that I am genuinely more excited for this guy to have the money rather than me.
July 14, 2007
you to me on you to tokyo
i love you. i'm sure i always will.
July 09, 2007
Oh boy. The Solar Bikini was covered today by the national news personality Kurt the Cyberguy on the CW11 in NYC, KTLA in LA, and WGN in Chicago. The solar bikini has gotten press before, but none of this magnitude. A fairly good first showing for the first person who has actually put the thing on. Thanks to Preston Noon for being my doppelgänger and the bikini's "handler" while I was away in Chicago. All in all a decent summer so far for the bikini. I may have to take Preston's advice though on the PayPal account for SolarCoterie. I'm flat broke with hundreds of dollars worth of solar bikini on my hands.
I believe the proper quote to end on would be, "you don't really need an iPod, because we all have music inside our head."
July 08, 2007
I was fortunate enough to be invited toand be on the guest list for the second of this years WarmUp series at the contemporary art center P.S.1 in Long Island City, just a brisk 20-minute walk from my Astoria apartment. It was a good thing I was on the guest list too. The guest list entitles its namesakes to free beer. It was needed. I thought I knew what to expect from a contemporary art rock party and for the most part I was right...it was exactly how I imagined it. But imagining such a thing by default sets you outside of the thing, looking in. You don't get the feeling of a place, the scent in your nose, the air of a place and the aura, touching your skin. You can't feel the cold of air-conditioner water splashing your face, or taste the soap of toy bubbles in your beer from imagination alone.
Art-people are fucking nuts. Insane. All of them. And I won't hesitate to describe half of them as quite literally thus. My friend Chris described the scene as the "dirty" part of a party evening. That period of time when nothing is coalescing, when nothing is gelling. Every thing's awry. Bodies thrash unnaturally about out of time with the art-punk music. Art bands rip songs to shreds on-stage then pose melancholically sheepish at photo-ops off stage, sucking their necklaces and fossy-ing their pointed leather art-boots stemming from skin tight black jeans under the swelter of a 90 degree glam-art midday sun. It was an odd scene to behold. It was the feeling that no-one here were themselves an artist, but that everyone definitely knew someone who "was gonna be really hot." Art groupies. They throw all the best parties.
Thank goodness the beer was free.
I had a great time.
April 13, 2007
I hesistate to ask more because who is a telling question. I wish I could.
March 03, 2007
GSN @ ITP
Christian Croft and I revamped a lecture we originally authored for out Every Bit You Make Final last year. Last night we unvieled a really nice new video edited by Christian and a quicker, slicker presentation. We gave the presentation on the floor at ITP and drew a nice crowd. Exactly what we wanted since the main reason for revisiting the lecture is to get some nicer documentation than the talk at EYEBEAM. We plan to use this documentation as a work sample for our submission to Ars Electronica.
also check out the podcastable version here: (coming soon)
Godaddy.com doesn't support .m4v filetypes without paying $5/mo. Ridiculous.
February 21, 2007
I am an enabler
All comments go. I've decided to allow comments here after not doing so for a long time. I have no idea if anyone have ever wanted to comment. I don't actually know for certain that anyone actually read this blog. But if you do, and you are a person, and you want to leave your thoughts on what I do here, or about anything in general, now you can...now you can. I am an enabler. On to the booze.
Oh boy...some trouble with moveable type again. No comments for now. Check back soon!
February 20, 2007
In doing some research for a writing response to an article about Krzysztof Wodiczko, I needed to look through a lot of old footage from my undergrad. I have 40 or 50 Digital8 tapes from those four years that sit in my closet, waitng to be digitized. While looking through that stuff I found my graduate application supplemental materials reel and gave that a gander. It reminded me just how much stuff I used to do that is what I would now consider "analog." All these different video and photo techniques. Need a Final Cut Pro filter that makes a video look damaged / interference? Why not copy it over to VHS and stick your hands in the VCR to manually disrupt the data. Need the audio to sound tinny and shallow? Record the voice over off of the phone. I guess I still use some of these techniques in my my work, but what really struck me as being different was photography. Spending years in a darkroom, I reviled the advent of digital photography. Where was the art? No process. No chemicals. No blood, sweat ,and tears. I found footage from a shoot I did in completely dark dance studio with pen lights attached to my limbs and the camera set to "bulb" (there is no specific amount of time the shutter knows to stay open, the shutter stays open until it is closed again). See header image for the result of that shoot. I realize I really miss those old photo techniques and so I got out my point and shoot digital camera to see if it has s "bulb" setting. No dice. The best I've got on my Canon Powershot A540 is a setting to keep the shutter open for fifteen seconds. That'll have to do. Extending my procrastination evn further into the night, I used a standalone flash bulb to make the following images:
Posted by andrew schneider at 08:30 AM
February 19, 2007
I love you so much
Sign on a bus stop in Astoria, Queens
Posted by andrew schneider at 02:01 PM
February 14, 2007
i heart ITP
Posted by andrew schneider at 03:32 AM
September 16, 2006
sustainable energy::open proposal
An open proposal to the Sustainable Enegy class & the whole of ITP:
I was thinking-on-paper (as opposed to thinking out loud) after our first Sustainability class, and thought that I'd post the result, get your thoughts, start a dialogue, generate ideas.
This is in re: the possibility of individual projects of the members of the class as subsets (sub-projects) of a larger scale project involving the whole class and it's unique position (talent / resources / specificity of the course topic).
Sitting in the first sustainability class on Thursday, I was prepared to be non-plussed regarding what were about to discuss. It's a shitty thing, but I'll admit that I only signed up for the class because it was a two-credit class that I happened to signup for before it closed.
As the class got underway, and as we started to circle the room, talking about what our backgrounds in the subject were, what our passions in the subject were, etc., I was surprised to find that I actually had something to say, and more so the feeling that actually welled up within my angsty teenage-ey thoughts on the subject.
It became apparant to me at that moment that this was a special course being taught here, and moreso that we as the participants in the class were in a position to do something special. Other courses offered this semester may approach a specific topic, and the resulting work and projects are bound to stretch the limits of that subject and that form in very disparate ways. Other classes tend to output a range of product, from art-piece to big-game to social-networker. This course "Sustainable Practices," seems to be about one thing. Change. And, change, for the betterment of all.
The more people that want something to change, the more likely that change is to occur.
What I am about to suggest then, may negate individual projects, being worked on by individual people, that have been dreamed up in individual minds.
I believe that we have a unique opportunity to use and pool the resources of our class as a whole to affect change on a large scale within our immediate environment.
What could happen if we, the whole class, worked on the same project:
Getting ITP, or a section of ITP "off the grid."
It is an enormous undertaking, and one which I believe would necessitate the participation of the majority of those enrolled in the class. The scale of the project would also have the benefit of a broad spectrum of topics and techniques to be covered. In other words, the project is broad enough to include many of the topics that may otherwise be covered as parts of individual projects. From the negotiations with Administration to the research of the tech to make it happen, the project would need to be broken down into sub-projects with committees assigned to each. In this way, individuals can work on specific things coinciding with their specific interests in taking the course in the first place. These smaller projects would be in service of the "whole." I also think, we would need a "director" of sorts to manage the project, simply for the reason of scale. As the instructor of the course, I think Tom would make a good candidate.
Is this at all feasible, to work on a class project that spans the semester, and involves the entire class?
I would appreciate any thoughts you may have. At all.
Posted by andrew schneider at 07:46 PM
May 03, 2006
I'm sorry. You're all going to have to leave now.
Posted by andrew schneider at 04:13 PM
March 17, 2006
In a paper I recently wrote titled, "Truth in Content : Who Does it Matter To?" I pushed for the public's realization of untruth in all entertainment. I argued not so much for the lowering of collective expectations as for the awareness of masses to such coersion. I received several replies. One excerpted response reads, "When I see your things I have this striking view of Egon Schiele."
Egon Schiele? I have never heard of such a person. Is he a famous writer? A much-loved local hero? A well-liked basis for a character from the film Ghost Busters?
Egon Schiele, as it turns out was an Austrian artist born in 1890 and a would-be successor of Klimt's
An excerpt from Schiele's on-line biography: "Schiele's narcissism, exhibitionism and persecution-mania can all be found united in the poster he produced for his first one-man exhibition in Vienna, held at the Galerie Arnot at the very beginning Of 1915, in which he portrayed himself as St Sebastian.
"In 1918 he was invited to be a major participant in the Sezession's 49th exhibition. For this he produced a poster design strongly reminiscent of the Last Supper, with his own portrait in the place of Christ."
It's not all bad...the response I received continues, "It's always a pleasure to have your intelligent and subtly auto-narcissic creations. Ego centered poetry, love it."
Well then...thank you.
Posted by andrew schneider at 08:38 PM
February 26, 2006
Tonite marks the first post to something called the "k.log". It is a project I have wanted to implement for some time now. It will reinforce daily writing routines as well.
what is it?
a notebook, scanned, and posted on the internet.
Posted by andrew schneider at 12:53 AM
February 25, 2006
margin of error
Why did you do it.
Why did you do it New York Times? I was reading your daily news, the stuff that's fit to print anyway and you turned on a little tv. Right there. Right next to the article about "Taking Spying to Higher Level, Agencies Look for More Ways to Mine Data." Panasonic's new 'book of toughness' has come out with a tv spot on the internet. Full video quality. Dante's Inferno in Latin, that's a toughbook. Computer's are not books, Panasonic. Stop jump-cutting in the margins of my paper. Well...there's my problem. A screen is not a newspaper.
Posted by andrew schneider at 10:09 AM
September 13, 2005
APPETITE FOR DISTRACTION
Someday, some one or other will reveal that he or she has in their respective possession a living, processing, healthy, human brain. There will be some controversy as to how a thing like this could come to occur. Never the less, it will be agreed upon that "the brain" should not be destroyed. Scientists will study and research teams will research. Popular culture will come to know and love this pinky flesh lump as a lasting cultural phenomenon known simply as "the brain." "the brain" will surpass David Shwimmer in popularity in several unscientific rating surveys. Most parents will say they would trust "the brain" alone with their children for extended periods of time. And it will be discovered that "the brain" is capable of far more than even the world's fasted supercomputers. "the brain" will be celebrated. "the brain" will be celebrity roasted. "the brain" will be exploited. And one day "the brain" will do something strange. "the brain" will pause for a moment. "the brain" will stop all of it's braininess and someday someone in a white lab coat will walk into the secret underground laboratory where "the brain" lives and notice the brain wearing a pair of sunglasses and watching an episode of "Family Ties" through "the brain's" glass jar home. Just as the man in the white lab coat finally gathers his thoughts enough to voice his astonishment, the pizza delivery guy will appear in the background.
Posted by andrew schneider at 10:19 PM