Who is Cory Arcangel?<br />Computer artist based in Brooklyn<br />His art has been exhibited in many museums<br />Work deals with technology’s relationship with culture, creativity, and media appropriation<br />Studied classical guitar at Oberlin Conservatory<br />Dropped out after two years<br />Decided it was practical to learn computer skills<br />
Significant Influences<br />Early collaboration with Paul B. Davis<br />Founding member of BEIGE<br />Member of RSG (Radical Software Group)<br />Represented by Team Gallery in New York<br />“Cracking” – tagging software like graffiti<br />
Stealing Code and Aesthetics<br />Reuses pre-existing code and/or aesthetics<br />Pieces of computer code each have their own aesthetic<br />Work consists of “mucking around” within that aesthetic<br />Changing video games as little as possible – art?<br />
Disassembly and Reassembly<br />Worked with Paul hacking Nintendo cartridges<br />Two chips – Program and Graphics<br />Types of hacks:<br />Graphics hack<br />Program hack<br />Hardly change anything<br />Written from scratch<br />
I Shot Andy Warhol (cont.)<br />Hack of “Hogan’s Alley”<br />Replaced targets with Warhol, the Pope, FlavorFlav, and Col. Sanders<br />Game operates as usual<br />Appropriating code creates strict limitations<br />
Super Mario Clouds<br />Appropriated graphics from Super Mario Bros.<br />Erased everything but clouds<br />Opposite of “I Shot Andy Warhol”<br />Rebellion against design and high-end computer culture<br />Iconic image of clouds<br />
Data Diaries<br />http://www.turbulence.org/Works/arcangel/color/date.php?id=25<br />
Data Diaries (cont.)<br />RAM-fishing technique<br />File composed of header and data<br />Made a movie out of left-over RAM daily for a month<br />Did not have to do anything other than design header<br />Used data lying around for art – essentially garbage<br />
Cultural Impact<br />Popular culture references<br />Technology has changed how artists and consumers interact with the world<br />Uses internet as resource and distribution<br />World-wide audience<br />The artist and extend of control over authorship<br />
Reference List<br />Arcangel, Cory. Cory Arcangel’s Internet Portfolio Website and Portal. http://www.coryarcangel.com/<br />Arcangel, Cory. “Digital Media Arts.” Art & Technology Lecture Series. Columbia University, New York, NY. Posted online 24 Mar. 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzHq7PzQWEE<br />“Cory Arcangel.” Film and Video Umbrella. Arts Council England http://www.fvu.co.uk/artists/details/cory-arcangel/.<br />Galloway, Alex. “Data Diaries.” Turbulence. http://www.turbulence.org/Works/arcangel/alex.php.<br />“Issue 19 NYC Special.” Tate Channel. http://channel.tate.org.uk/tateshots-blog/2009/01/29/issue-19-nyc-special/.<br />
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