Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
NPR Triangle Story
Gripping images of children workers in Bangladesh from GMB Akash
Monday, February 14, 2011
Craft Redux: How Digital Collaboration PWNED Intellectual Property is a critical lecture that I delivered in 2010 at the Savannah College of Art and Design and later at the Applied Craft and Design Program at Pacific Northwest College of Art + Oregon College of Arts and Crafts. In this lecture I examine the current climate of intellectual property and the cultural commons, before moving on to dissect the impact of digital collaboration and its role in creating a culture of producers. Later I look at the role of remix as a form of cultural production as well as the transformative potential of newly emergent tools for digital design, manufacturing and distribution . Ultimately, Craft Redux looks at the erosion of intellectual property by open access and attempts to explain the implications for craft and beyond.
I would like to thank a number of individuals without whose support this lecture would not have been possible: Chance Farago, TJ O'Donnell, Boris Bally (whose work I respect and admire), Will Deloz and the Atlanta Swoop Jockeys, Rob Walker, JP Reuer, Jay Song, Lanelle Keyes, Jeanette Zolman, USC institute for media literacy (24/7 DIY), as well as the content authors referenced in the lecture. A special thank you to everyone who came to my lectures and to you for watching it here.
Craft Redux: How Digital Collaboration PWNED Intellectual Property (Part 1) from gabriel.craig on Vimeo.
Craft Redux: How Digital Collaboration PWNED Intellectual Property (Part 2) from gabriel.craig on Vimeo.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
However, for your reading and viewing pleasure, I am embedding a slew of recent articles and essays, as well as a link to the www.thespillsmiths.org, a jewelry based gulf restoration project I worked on (mostly as an advisor) from September – November while I was an Artist in Residence at the Savannah College of Art and Design. They did some great work, check it out. I also updated my portfolio site today which you can visit here.
the spill smiths .org
Craft and Cultural Reform
The design of this 11 x 17" oversized newsprint catalog is amazing. Visit schifinodesign.com for more or visit the SCC website.
Manufacturing Interventions (Cover Story!)
See more of Margarita Cabrera or FiberArts.
Comments welcome on anything,
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I wanted to share this catalog essay that I wrote for Arthur Hash's upcoming solo exhibition. I have always liked Arthur's work and I until writing this essay I had never really thought about it critically. Very notably, his application of manufacturing technology is atypical in the art jewelry world. For more insights just read the essay below.
You can purchase the 26 page full-color catalog with essays by Jamie Bennett, JP Reuer and myself, from Arthur's website beginning November 9th.
Arthur Hash: Jewelry Meets Technology
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best New Restaurant in the USA, 2009.
‘The industrialization--and brutalization--of animals in America is a relatively new phenomenon: no other country raises and slaughters its food animals quite as intensively or as brutally as we do. No other people in history has lived at quite so great a remove from the animals they eat. Were the walls of our meat industry to become transparent we would not long continue to raise, kill and eat animals the way we do. Tail-docking and sow crates and beak-clipping would disappear overnight - for who could stand the sight? Yes, meat would get more expensive. We'd probably eat less of it too, but maybe when we did eat animals, we'd eat them with the consciousness, ceremony and respect they deserve.’
Michael Pollan – ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’