Google goggles has been brought out for phones running android software. Take a picture of a tourist icon, a painting, a shop, a book or a business card and have it identified and linked to the internet.
Its not so good on plants as yet.
Another idea that I couldn't do for The Systems of Nature was to collect up all the published information about bowerbirds and to use biological software that plots the relatedness of things to be able to draw a sort of evolutionary chart of bowerbird research. This type here always reminds me of dandelions.
Futura Centre for Contemporary Art Prague? 25 May – 7 August 2011
Opening Tuesday 24 May at 6pm
Curated by: Maja and Reuben Fowkes
Participating artists: Zbyn?k Baladrán, Adam Chodzko, Petra Feriancova, Siniša Labrovi?, Ciprian Muresan, Csaba Nemes, Nada Prlja, Janek Simon, Péter Szabó and Katarina Ševi?.
Loophole to Happiness sets out to locate and explore the freedom-enhancing loopholes that exist on the margins of repressive social systems from East European communism to global capitalism. Faced with the perfection of techniques of absorbing criticism and the systematic mobilisation of our creativity, sociability and sentiments for economic ends, the search is on for new forms of resistance to the endless pressure of production. The exhibition takes the inventive strategies of worker resistance under communism as the starting point for fresh attempts to imagine exceptions, find escape routes and evade the smooth surface of today’s neo-liberal capitalist order.