Dan Paluska


public password experiments
October 29, 2014, 6:40 pm
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/sixmilliondollardan/6830982526/in/photolist-bpCz7N-69ZvUt-aWFu9p-6kJYZV-6a3uqs-6GtGxa-6aqrc8-a1bs49/player/

i also had a twitter account with a public password for over a year. the tagline was pw:publicdomain and i invited people to use it. people retweeted their events. people logged in to follow themselves. some posted strange things. but in general it wasn’t actually used that much. eventually i got bored and just deleted the whole account.

but both for the facebook and the twitter accounts it was a mix of me and not me. but not always clear who. i did enjoy it for a while. much more interesting than just me.



i bought a car
May 21, 2013, 12:55 am
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it cost money to buy, register and now it costs money to drive me around.
so far so good. here is the cost spreadsheet. so far it’s about 21 MPG and about $0.20 per mile.

look how happy i am to be a member of the modern world with my speedy exoskeleton, transporting me at speeds where i don’t experience any of the slow smells, sights, and sounds of the wonderful landscape. remember, faster is better. get there quick and then wait. this is progress!
my isuzu, GBG6345 (new york state)



piecing together a narrative for service employment… the anxious prop #3
October 5, 2010, 9:37 pm
Filed under: art, information, narrative, randomness, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

the artist as service employee page 1
service employee page 2
produced for and published in the 3rd issue of
http://www.theanxiousprop.org/. A fine artist cooperative publication and event from Berlin. Thanks to Luis for inviting and including me.

i backdated this post because the publication was a few months ago and i just got around to the post…



Experiments with timelapse and audio

timelapse audio

After spending all this time making timelapse movies, I had to make some timelapse audio. I wrote a simple script and here are a few samples of the output:

ELP live at the middle east. 60 minutes compressed to about 1 minutes:

A conversation with Bill and Jamie that went from 40 minutes to about 1.5 min.

A performance of Handel’s Messiah from the Brooklyn Pentacostal church (missing the famous ending). About 70 minutes down to 1.5 min.

How do they make you feel? They correctly convey the feelings of being there but don’t really reveal too many details? I will continue to experiment with versions of this. Play with timings, mixings, etc.

This was a shell script implemented with SoX, a free and open source audio toolkit. Download for free from http://sox.sourceforge.net. It requires a little bit of UNIX/LINUX know-how but is pretty straightforward. Check the attached SoX README file on installing the separate LIBMAD and LAME for dealing with mp3s.

Here is the script:
timelapse_audio.sh

The script calls on another script you can get for free from the SoX page as well:crossfade_cat.sh. edit the $SOX line in this file to point to correct location. varies slightly on mac/linux distros.

Enjoy!

also, superbowl 44 in 2minutes:



talk at lucid nyc, wednesday 2009, nov 4th
November 3, 2009, 8:31 pm
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i’m giving a short talk/presentation as part of lucid nyc (lucidnyc.com). it’s 15$ and it at bowery electric. bowery and 2nd st. i’ll talk about robot stuff and recent broadcaster, timelapse and public information appliance experiments.



Upcoming Show: The Odysseus Project: Finding Home. June 12 – 27, 2009
June 10, 2009, 2:33 pm
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I have a new video piece in this show. You can preview the piece at http://blip.tv/file/2201239.

[blip.tv ?posts_id=2212107&dest=-1]

Show info:
The Odysseus Project: Finding Home
Work by artists focusing on issues of war and the experience of veterans returning home

Art @ 12 Farnsworth Street, June 12 – 27, 2009
M-F 11-6, Sat 11-4

ARTISTS
JEREMY STAINTHORP BERGREN, ETHAN BERRY, KAITLYN BOUCHER, NELSON CURRY, STUART DIAMOND, LAUREN GILLETTE, KEN HRUBY, AARON HUGHES, JO ISRAELSON, GABRIELLE KELLER, DEBORAH LAUGHLIN, JIM LOMMASSON, MARILYN NELSON, DAN OSTERMAN, JAMES O’NEIL, JON ORLANDO, DAN PALUSKA, JOSE SANTOS, ROBIN SHORES, BEVERLY SKY, CHRIS VONGSAWAT, CHRIS WATTS, COMBAT PAPER

EVENTS
Opening Reception
The Odysseus Project: Finding Home
Friday June 12, 2009 at Art @ 12 Farnsworth Street
5pm to 7pm

Artist Panel Discussion
with Ken Hruby, Associate Professor of Sculpture, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Thursday June 18th at the Art @ 12 Farnsworth Street
7pm

Reading
In conjunction with the art exhibit, The Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences will host a reading by faculty of their 21st annual Writers Workshop, led by award winning poet Brian Turner Thursday June 25th at the PIERRE MENARD GALLERY, 10 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA
7pm

These events and exhibit are made possible by the Fort Point Artists Community and the Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences.

For more information, visit: http://www.nervegarden.com/odysseusproject



Eyebeam artist residency application
May 12, 2009, 3:29 pm
Filed under: art, information, opensource, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

It is that time of year again. I am applying for the artist residency program at Eyebeam atelier in New York City (this will be my third try, persistence is important!). It’s a great program so if you’re an artist in the NYC area, I recommend checking it out and applying for it if you are into open source and the like. Here is the info about the residency->

http://eyebeam.org/get-involved-residencies/faq

Currently I am focusing on the idea of freeing up private corporate information streams. I’m expanding on and trying to formalize some of the ideas discussed in this post->

https://plainfront.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/thoughts-on-total-openness-of-information/

My application in process is a google doc. Of course, in the spirit of openness, here it is. Suggestions welcome! It is due this Friday the 15th.

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcpfp46j_86cxb6r2cp

Questions I am trying to keep in mind while writing:

Are the ideas good? Are the ideas well presented? Am I selling myself appropriately? The character count limits are quite short so keep that in mind when giving comments.  Thanks!