PPT as art

9 Dec 2003 - 8:32am
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Dave Malouf
2005

A little break ... http://wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,61485,00.html

David Byrne of the Talking Heads is making PowerPoint Art. I found this
interesting, especially in light of the talk about tools being used outside
their intent.

enjoy!
-- dave

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9 Dec 2003 - 11:00am
CD Evans
2004

More on the powerpoint art as seen on Net Art News:

December 3, 2003
<http://latteier.com/>
Artful Didactics

'Artful'
isn't what comes immediately to mind when you think of
PowerPoint-based lectures, unless you really enjoy stilted motion
graphics and pie charts. But some artists have found creative
potential for the presentation-enhancing software, like David Byrne's
recent 'Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information' and the
Yes Men's performative impersonations of the WTO. Portland,
Oregon-based artist Amos Latteier has also found that PowerPoint
lectures can be critically-engaging and artful. His PowerPoints
anchor lectures analyzing the human face as a communication machine
and overviews of the different uses of the word 'model.' With these
unlikely topics, Latteier's absurdist lectures question the
arbitrary, yet powerful, systems of classification that govern both
the mundane and spectacular. From his web site, you can view the
lecture on models and other projects such as photography created with
pigeons. Don't forget to take notes. -Ryan Griffis

<http://latteier.com/>http://latteier.com/

At 8:32 am -0500 9/12/03, David Heller wrote:
>A little break ... http://wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,61485,00.html
>
>David Byrne of the Talking Heads is making PowerPoint Art. I found this
>interesting, especially in light of the talk about tools being used outside
>their intent.
>
>enjoy!
>-- dave

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