|Editorial: Nisar Keshvani
Are you a palm piloteer? Yes >> No ??
Well I am, and I live by my lean mean PDA and think its a gift from
above. In my ever failing attempt to keep abreast of bustling activity
that seems to occur around me - its proven to be a handy machine.
From precious numbers, passwords, contacts, email addresses, to appointments
- its all in that single machine. Woe be the day if my precious ancillary
should go missing.
The ubiquitous nature of technology has seen contemporary artists
developing narratives, installations and artwork based on this trend.
And a new breed of media artists have emerged- brilliant minds who
conjure artwork using digital technology. They've created a new genre,
moving far ahead of the flocks who scan in photos or canvas, slap
it online and claim it as digital art.
UK artist Tom Kemp is amongst them and has shown there's more to the
palm than appointment keeping. He's created a huge new work of art
with a Palm Vx. It is a staggering 4 feet by 17 feet and consists
of one thousand tiny paintings made using the TealPaint application.
Called 'Analysis', each has its place in a huge grid, printed on canvas.
Each of the small paintings is the size of the Palm's screen, about
two and a half inches square which are all different but share a common
Our November edition presents an exclusive fAf solo exhibition by
Indigenous artist Jason Davidson, from Darwin Australia, 'belonging'
- photographically documents significant places in the lands of his
people: Kalkaringi and Ngukurr. Have a read of Malaysian Niranjan
Rajah's commentary on digital art from the developing world and the
electronic art mainstream. Niranjan shares his experiences and discusses
electronic art in Southeast Asia.
Marin Lengauer tells us about WorldInformation.Org, Eryk Salvaggio
discusses Zen and the art of American Standard Code for Information
Interchange and Paul Brown reviews the 'Incubation - Writing and the
Enjoy reviews of 'The Bridge Construction in Process VI' by Bec Nissen,
'Graphic Language of Neville Brody' and 'Silicon Second Nature' by
Donna Sanidad, 'Snap to Grid - a user's guide to digital arts, media
and cultures' by Ben Spooner, and my review of 'The Internet: a Writer's
Enjoy! And for me, its back to palm overdrive.