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Video of my presentation on Device Art and My Time for TEDxSoMa on January 22.

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MYTIME was recently featured on SPACETV‘s The Circuit. Many people have reported difficulty viewing the show online, so I’ve pulled the stream down and re-encoded it here for convenience. You can download the video in .mov format or watch it here. [display_podcast]

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  After 5 months, my residency at the CFC Media Lab has come to a close. It’s been an extremely rewarding experience. It was beyond a doubt the best thing for me to do at this time in my life. It was quite a leap from full-time employment to full-time ideation. There are still some [...]

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CFC update

05Dec07

My posting on this site has been protracted of late, due to the ongoing work I’ve been undertaking at the CFC Media Lab. I’ve put together a drupal-based content management website to manage our development process, which is accessible at http://cfc.andrewmallis.com. It’s a pretty complex site whose core functionality supports wiki-style page entries, while simultaneously [...]

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I put together a 16-slide powerpoint that outlines the basics of what you’ll need to know if you’re thinking about hosting your own website. It includes information about hosting plan types, security certificats, registering a domain name, and, most importantly, an outline of a few open source software packages’ features (Joomla!, Drupal, phpBB, WordPress, Gallery, [...]

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eyeless wonder

17Oct07

whirling confessions – the hum and the blur the cracking and the creaking, the groaning, the whirr the deadness of deafness, the soft burley beats a shifting to alcoves of flows and deceit inside monumentals that buttress routine A capital method – to seek is to glean: a cage is a window and its pane [...]

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Project Pigeon

27Sep07

I came across this U.S. WWII pre-electronic guidance system initiative called “project pigeon” which basically used trained pigeons to direct bombs on target by consensus. My entry point on this was a really great book called Universal Principles of Design. Click on the image at left to see the full page. There is also wikipedia [...]

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As part of our History of Interactive Media module with Jerry Durlak, Sharon Rotman and I created a prototype for a social networking site called Police Report as an exercise in citizen democracy and a response to notions of surveillance. A recent CP article describing a Youtube video showed how police agent provocateurs allegedy were [...]

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As of September 4, 2007 I am officially a resident of the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab. The Lab is comprised of 3 programs: TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program Interactive Project Lab Interactive Narrative Feature Program Ours is the IAEP, though amongst the 10 residents, we just call it the Media Lab or the [...]

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This is the blog of Andrew Mallis, a Toronto-born, San Francisco-based polymedia artist. I work in new(er) media with code, photography and electronics, and in traditional media by writing, drawing & painting.

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