07 September 2009

"esh" pronoun

Inthecomplex is picking up a project that member Sandra Sitron began working on in 2002, the integration of a gender neutral pronoun into the English language. The new pronoun is "esh". For information on usage and history go to www.esh-pronoun.blogspot.com. Inthecomplex's first "esh" event will take place September 10th, 2009 at the Rauman Kaupunginkirjasto in Rauma, Finland.
Inthecomplex is especially interested in the Finnish response to the new pronoun as Finnish language does not use gendered pronouns.  Promotional materials will be distributed and questions will be answered. 
Rauman Kaupunginkirjasto
(Rauma Library)
Alfredinkatu 1
Rauma, Finland
September 10, 2009

01 September 2009

GPS drawing

ALL from NYT article by MALIA WOLLAN

"Part sport, part art, GPS drawing lets runners, walkers, cyclists and hikers imagine themselves anew, mapping their track lines across cities, roads and farms, and sharing them online"

at bottom: Mr. Montelongo's GPS drawing of a character in Atari 2600 “Pitfall!” game on a Google Earth map

29 July 2009

Ron Eglash + African Fractals

"Ron Eglash is an ethno-mathematician: he studies the way math and cultures intersect. He has shown that many aspects of African design -- in architecture, art, even hair braiding -- are based on perfect fractal patterns."

26 July 2009

Remote Satellite Imagery of Forest Cover

These satellite images (each 50x50 km) include one in European Russia, one in east Siberia and two in the Russian Far East.  The Sikhote-Alin image (upper left) shows fire scars (light blue) and logging roads in the Primorsky Kray (RFE).  The Previdinsk image (upper right) shows intense clear-cutting of only Spruce/Fir forest (dark red) region in central Siberia.  The Vanimo image (middle-left) shows intense clearcutting of coniferous forests (light blue).  The Lesino image (above) shows encroachment by the city of St. Petersburg, clearings for agriculture, and bogs (brown).

My friend Karen Schleeweiss has spent the last few years studying remote satellite imagery of forest cover while working toward her doctorate in Geography at University of Maryland, College Park. Dialogue with her has sparked my interest in new technologies in mapping.
Continuing with the themes of mapping and geography, my new co-residents at MoKs, Kaspar Wimberley and Susanne Kudielka, have clued me in on a psychogeography fesitval that's happening in New York City this September called Conflux.  Taken from the website: "Conflux is the annual New York festival for contemporary psychogeography, the investigation of everyday urban life through emerging artistic, technological and social practice." Incidentally the deadline is extended to August 15.

21 July 2009

Data is Nature blog- by "Paul"

My (L) new favorite blog. I keep wanting to repost everything from this blog because the projects are so fascinating, but I won't, that is pointless. . .  take a long look yourself. And at the author's own work.

03 July 2009

Survival Skills

INTHECOMPLEX will begin work next month in residence at Raumars in Rauma, Finland.  We will collaborate with two groups of elementary school children.  The project will encompass a range of media culminating with a video.  The work will investigate future evolutionary options for plants and animals through the creation of new environments, new sounds, and new bodies. One group of students will create the environments, and the other group will create the reactions. The work will be edited and mediated by INTHECOMPLEX members in New York and Finland. The project will be completed September 2009.

29 May 2009


Went to great performances at benefit for Rhizome.org last night the the NEWmuseum. Artist Kevin Bewersdorf performed (interview here) as well as musicians Tanlines and Glasser. The 'meat tower' catering was an interesting touch!