jenlindblad

writer // curator /// stockholm // new york
hej [at] jenniferlindblad [dot] com

"The hallmark of that culture is not that it rejects technology. Rather, it is fundamentalist about tech. It reclaims the “techne” (“craftsmanship”) in technology and turns the main event for participants into “making” and not “publishing” or “marketing” or “disrupting.”"
— 10 months ago with 1 note
#tech  #technology  #Virginia Heffernan  #maker  #making 
kottke.org: Loving pencils →

"I feel like there’s something powerful about pencils that I feel viscerally but don’t fully understand."

This.

— 11 months ago with 29 notes
#pencils  #autumn  #school supplies  #you've got mail 
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Now come socialbots. These automated charlatans […] have quirks, life histories and the gift of gab.

Researchers say this new breed of bots is being designed not just with greater sophistication but also with grander goals: to sway elections, to influence the stock market, to attack governments, even to flirt with people and one another […]

Christian Rudder, a co-founder and general manager of OkCupid, said that when his dating site recently bought and redesigned a smaller site, they witnessed not just a sharp decline in bots, but also a sudden 15 percent drop in use of the new site by real people. This decrease in traffic occurred, he maintains, because the flirtatious messages and automated “likes” that bots had been posting to members’ pages had imbued the former site with a false sense of intimacy and activity. “Love was in the air,” Mr. Rudder said. “Robot love.”

Mr. Rudder added that his programmers are seeking to design their own bots that will flirt with invader bots, courting them into a special room, “a purgatory of sorts,” to talk to one another rather than fooling the humans […]

But the bots are likely to venture into ours, said Tim Hwang, chief scientist at the Pacific Social Architecting Corporation, which creates bots and technologies that can shape social behavior. “Our vision is that in the near future automatons will eventually be able to rally crowds, open up bank accounts, write letters,” he said, “all through human surrogates.”

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NYT

this is really fascinating.

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
#technology  #digital age  #socialbots  #new york times  #robot love  #bots 
40 Days of Dating →

New addiction.

— 1 year ago with 1 note

Well, I got tired enough of working from home and sad enough about everyone moving away from Stockholm when the curatorial masters is over that I’m starting a collective/organization for curators/art workers based in Stockholm. Our aim is to make exhibitions, be a sounding board for ideas, act as a shared library for both reading material and equipment, and to provide a support system for all young curators who want to take part. Found a great office space for SUPER cheap and now it’s just a matter of signing the contract, finding some furniture to fill our sunny 40 sq.m. room on gorgeous Birger Jarlsgatan and plan the moving-in party!

Sitting right now at a cafe getting all the paperwork together and as you can see my hair is being super spastic, looping all over the place.

I’m glad to soon say goodbye to expensive cafe lattes and have a real office to call home, not to mention all the exciting projects to come!

— 1 year ago with 8 notes
#selfie  #gpoyw  #personal  #curating  #the art world  #stockholm 
"What? A sculpture was damaged in transit? Let’s just say it’s supposed to look like that, that it’s about impermanence or fragility or some shit. Are you writing this down?"
"So you’d define your practice as operating in the intersection of …?" ZZZZ… So mentally checked out right now, art vocab on autopilot."
“It’s only 8pm on a Thursday. How many plastic thimbles of white wine have I had?”
"Yes I suppose I see how skateboarding around in the gallery for 6 weeks could be called relational aesthetics. What kind of budget are we talking here?"
Lots of new pins up on Curator Attire. 

"What? A sculpture was damaged in transit? Let’s just say it’s supposed to look like that, that it’s about impermanence or fragility or some shit. Are you writing this down?"

"So you’d define your practice as operating in the intersection of …?" ZZZZ… So mentally checked out right now, art vocab on autopilot."

It’s only 8pm on a Thursday. How many plastic thimbles of white wine have I had?”

"Yes I suppose I see how skateboarding around in the gallery for 6 weeks could be called relational aesthetics. What kind of budget are we talking here?"

Lots of new pins up on Curator Attire

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#the art world  #fashion  #snark  #pinterest 
Billy Klüver and Julie Martin, my heroes.
I’m honored to be helping Julie with research on her upcoming book from University of California Press, a collection of Billy’s writings.

Billy Klüver and Julie Martin, my heroes.

I’m honored to be helping Julie with research on her upcoming book from University of California Press, a collection of Billy’s writings.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#billy kluver  #julie martin  #E.A.T. 
Carl-Johan Rosén's project “I speak myself into an object” is a book consisting only of the programming code the computer needs to print the book.
Last week I saw CHR give a reading from the book, super interesting because the gibberish of the code is transformed into a kind of poetry. The project gives a whole new meaning to the expression “I publish, therefore I am.”

Carl-Johan Rosén's project “I speak myself into an object” is a book consisting only of the programming code the computer needs to print the book.

Last week I saw CHR give a reading from the book, super interesting because the gibberish of the code is transformed into a kind of poetry. The project gives a whole new meaning to the expression “I publish, therefore I am.”

— 1 year ago with 15 notes
#carl-johan rosen  #digital  #art  #publishing  #computers  #programming 
At a live taping of Crosstalks, an academic web series & collaboration between Stockholm University and Stockholm School of Business. (på/i SU Albano Campus). Topics ranged from biotech to the architecture of new cities to the future of man in space and asteroid mining. Thoroughly enjoyable and not a bit dry.

At a live taping of Crosstalks, an academic web series & collaboration between Stockholm University and Stockholm School of Business. (på/i SU Albano Campus). Topics ranged from biotech to the architecture of new cities to the future of man in space and asteroid mining. Thoroughly enjoyable and not a bit dry.

— 1 year ago
#crosstalks  #stockholm university  #academia 
This Painting is Not Available in Your Country by Paul Mutant

This Painting is Not Available in Your Country by Paul Mutant

(Source: hifas, via notational)

— 1 year ago with 3979 notes
#art  #painting  #irony 

Today I got to visit Pionen data center which has at one time hosted the servers of, among others, Wikileaks and Pirate Bay. It’s under Vitabergsparken in Stockholm.

— 1 year ago
#pionen  #data center  #wikileaks  #pirate bay  #stockholm  #vitabergsparken  #sweden  #LOST  #4815162342