Author Archives: geoffcox

DATA browser

The DATA browser series presents critical texts that explore issues at the intersection of art, technology and politics. Publications: DB 01 – ECONOMISING CULTURE / DB 02 – ENGINEERING CULTURE / DB 03 – CURATING IMMATERIALITY / DB 04 –

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DATA browser

The DATA browser series presents critical texts that explore issues at the intersection of art, technology and politics. Publications: DB 01 – ECONOMISING CULTURE / DB 02 – ENGINEERING CULTURE / DB 03 – CURATING IMMATERIALITY / DB 04 –

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Ways of Machine Seeing

Commissioned essay by The Photographers Gallery for their Unthinking photography series. https://unthinking.photography/themes/machine-vision/ways-of-machine-seeing Part of an collaborative initiative with Cambridge Digital Humanities Network, and CoDE (Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute) and Cambridge Big Data. http://www.digitalhumanities.cam.ac.uk/Methods/woms2017/woms2017CFP Also published in Machine

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Ways of Machine Seeing

Commissioned essay by The Photographers Gallery for their Unthinking photography series. https://unthinking.photography/themes/machine-vision/ways-of-machine-seeing Part of an collaborative initiative with Cambridge Digital Humanities Network, and CoDE (Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute) and Cambridge Big Data. http://www.digitalhumanities.cam.ac.uk/Methods/woms2017/woms2017CFP Also published in Machine

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The Contemporary Condition Books

The Contemporary Condition book series offers a sustained inquiry into the contemporary condition from a range of perspectives by key commentators who investigate contemporaneity as a defining condition of our historical present. Contemporaneity refers to the temporal complexity that follows

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The Contemporary Condition Books

The Contemporary Condition book series offers a sustained inquiry into the contemporary condition from a range of perspectives by key commentators who investigate contemporaneity as a defining condition of our historical present. Contemporaneity refers to the temporal complexity that follows

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About

This is a simple website that archives selected projects by Geoff Cox. Biography: Geoff Cox is Associate Professor/Reader in Fine Art at Plymouth University (UK) and Associate Professor/Lektor in Digital Design at Aarhus University (DK), where he is currently engaged

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About

This is a simple website that archives selected projects by Geoff Cox. Biography: Geoff Cox is Associate Professor/Reader in Fine Art at Plymouth University (UK) and Associate Professor/Lektor in Digital Design at Aarhus University (DK), where he is currently engaged

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Critique of Software Violence

Taking Benjamin’s 1921 essay “A Critique of Violence” as starting point, the essay/paper analyses the notion of violence as an idea inherent to language and software, and questions its uses and ethical consequences. A version was published in Spanish “Crítica

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Critique of Software Violence

Taking Benjamin’s 1921 essay “A Critique of Violence” as starting point, the essay/paper analyses the notion of violence as an idea inherent to language and software, and questions its uses and ethical consequences. A version was published in Spanish “Crítica

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The Contemporary Condition Research Project

The Contemporary Condition is a research project at Aarhus University made possible by a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research. The project is led by Associate Professor Jacob Lund and Associate Professor Geoff Cox and runs for three

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The Contemporary Condition Research Project

The Contemporary Condition is a research project at Aarhus University made possible by a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research. The project is led by Associate Professor Jacob Lund and Associate Professor Geoff Cox and runs for three

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Real-time for Pirate Cinema

FREE eBROCHURE (PDF) 
PRINT ON DEMAND As a portrait of the network in real-time, Pirate Cinema somewhat reflects the temporal complexity of the world now in the coming together of different co-existing ways of being in time. The text argues

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Real-time for Pirate Cinema

FREE eBROCHURE (PDF) 
PRINT ON DEMAND As a portrait of the network in real-time, Pirate Cinema somewhat reflects the temporal complexity of the world now in the coming together of different co-existing ways of being in time. The text argues

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01.01.CM: Collection of Museum of Ordure

01.01.CM collection of the Museum of Ordure Museum of Ordure Antipyrine, 2014 272pp. supported by the Danish Arts Council © Copyfarleft / kopimi 2014 ISBN 978-87-93108-07-3 http://www.antipyrine.dk/product/0101cm-collection-of-the-museum-of-ordure The work derives from an earlier work published as Cover Versions: The Communist

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01.01.CM: Collection of Museum of Ordure

01.01.CM collection of the Museum of Ordure Museum of Ordure Antipyrine, 2014 272pp. supported by the Danish Arts Council © Copyfarleft / kopimi 2014 ISBN 978-87-93108-07-3 http://www.antipyrine.dk/product/0101cm-collection-of-the-museum-of-ordure The work derives from an earlier work published as Cover Versions: The Communist

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Arnolfini online

Between 2007 and 2013, online (and some offline) projects for Arnolfini (Centre for Contemporary Art) in Bristol, UK. These projects are archived at http://www.arnolfini.org.uk:7081/project.arnolfini Project/artists include: The Likes of Brother Cream Cat, Helen Pritchard & Winnie Soon (2013); slub world,

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Arnolfini online

Between 2007 and 2013, online (and some offline) projects for Arnolfini (Centre for Contemporary Art) in Bristol, UK. These projects are archived at http://www.arnolfini.org.uk:7081/project.arnolfini Project/artists include: The Likes of Brother Cream Cat, Helen Pritchard & Winnie Soon (2013); slub world,

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Museum of Ordure

The Museum of Ordure is a self-institution that explores the cultural value of ordure through its projects and ongoing public collections. It takes a special interest in the management of human waste and its impact on the concept of the

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Museum of Ordure

The Museum of Ordure is a self-institution that explores the cultural value of ordure through its projects and ongoing public collections. It takes a special interest in the management of human waste and its impact on the concept of the

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Speaking Code

Speaking Code: Coding as Aesthetic and Political Expression. Text Geoff Cox / Code Alex McLean / Foreword Franco “Bifo” Berardi. Published by MIT Press, Autumn 2012. See www.speaking-code.net “Speaking Code beautifully folds speech and language, politics, art, and labor into

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Speaking Code

Speaking Code: Coding as Aesthetic and Political Expression. Text Geoff Cox / Code Alex McLean / Foreword Franco “Bifo” Berardi. Published by MIT Press, Autumn 2012. See www.speaking-code.net “Speaking Code beautifully folds speech and language, politics, art, and labor into

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hello-network.py

#!/usr/bin/python # A script for greeting every server on the Internet. import iptools, httplib for ip in iptools.IpRangeList(‘0.0.0.0/0’): try: print “Greeting ” + ip cx = httplib.HTTPConnection(“%s:80” % ip) cx.request(“POST”, ‘/’, “message=Hello+world!”) except: pass # From Speaking Code: Coding as

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hello-network.py

#!/usr/bin/python # A script for greeting every server on the Internet. import iptools, httplib for ip in iptools.IpRangeList(‘0.0.0.0/0’): try: print “Greeting ” + ip cx = httplib.HTTPConnection(“%s:80” % ip) cx.request(“POST”, ‘/’, “message=Hello+world!”) except: pass # From Speaking Code: Coding as

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Notebook

David Link – Machine Heart Introduction by Geoff Cox Series: dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notizen – 100 Gedanken German, English

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Notebook

David Link – Machine Heart Introduction by Geoff Cox Series: dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notizen – 100 Gedanken German, English

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Concept Store

Concept Store is a journal published by Arnolfini, focusing on critical issues of contemporary art and their relationship to wider cultural, social and political contexts. While Concept Store reflects upon ideas explored within Arnolfini’s artistic programme as well as future

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Concept Store

Concept Store is a journal published by Arnolfini, focusing on critical issues of contemporary art and their relationship to wider cultural, social and political contexts. While Concept Store reflects upon ideas explored within Arnolfini’s artistic programme as well as future

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me-not-me

// transitional codework $yahooKey = ‘unlock yahoo’; $me_description = array(); $me_picture = array(); $me_query = “Geoff%20Cox”; $me_request = ‘http://search.yahooapis.com/WebSearchService/V1/webSearch?appid=’.$yahooKey.’&query=’.$me_query.’&results=20′; // rather than a narcissistic attitude towards objects // as projections of self: me // the object is recognised as separate

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me-not-me

// transitional codework $yahooKey = ‘unlock yahoo’; $me_description = array(); $me_picture = array(); $me_query = “Geoff%20Cox”; $me_request = ‘http://search.yahooapis.com/WebSearchService/V1/webSearch?appid=’.$yahooKey.’&query=’.$me_query.’&results=20′; // rather than a narcissistic attitude towards objects // as projections of self: me // the object is recognised as separate

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Antithesis

Antithesis: the dialectics of software art Geoff Cox Published by Digital Aesthetics Research Center, Aarhus University, 2010 First written in 2006, Doctoral thesis, University of Plymouth, UK Printed by Print-on-Demand-Worldwide ISBN 87-91810-15-9 FREE PDF DOWNLOAD Preface: It is one of

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Antithesis

Antithesis: the dialectics of software art Geoff Cox Published by Digital Aesthetics Research Center, Aarhus University, 2010 First written in 2006, Doctoral thesis, University of Plymouth, UK Printed by Print-on-Demand-Worldwide ISBN 87-91810-15-9 FREE PDF DOWNLOAD Preface: It is one of

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Craftivism

12 Dec 2008 – 14 Feb 2009, Arnolfini, Bristol. Artists/collectives: Kayle Brandon + Heath Bunting, Rhiannon Chaloner + Manuel Vason, glorious ninth, GOTO10, Rui Guerra, Household, Christine + Irene Hohenbüchler, JODI, Mandy McIntosh, Gloria Ojulari Sule, Trevor Pitt + Kate

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Craftivism

12 Dec 2008 – 14 Feb 2009, Arnolfini, Bristol. Artists/collectives: Kayle Brandon + Heath Bunting, Rhiannon Chaloner + Manuel Vason, glorious ninth, GOTO10, Rui Guerra, Household, Christine + Irene Hohenbüchler, JODI, Mandy McIntosh, Gloria Ojulari Sule, Trevor Pitt + Kate

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Supertoys

21 Nov 2008 – 17 Jan 2009, Arnolfini, Bristol. Artists: Codemanipulator, Chris Cunningham, Michael Anastassiades and Dunne & Raby, Natalie Jeremijenko, Kahve Society, Alex McLean, Philippe Parreno, Unmask Group. Exhibition design in collaboration with nOffice Supertoys makes reference to Brian

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Supertoys

21 Nov 2008 – 17 Jan 2009, Arnolfini, Bristol. Artists: Codemanipulator, Chris Cunningham, Michael Anastassiades and Dunne & Raby, Natalie Jeremijenko, Kahve Society, Alex McLean, Philippe Parreno, Unmask Group. Exhibition design in collaboration with nOffice Supertoys makes reference to Brian

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Hello world!

hallo welt! (hello world!) is a collaboration between Geoff Cox and Duncan Shingleton. It was shown as a projection at BV Gallery, Linz (July 2008). It was also shown as hello world! as part of AFTER THE NET, at Peninsula

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Hello world!

hallo welt! (hello world!) is a collaboration between Geoff Cox and Duncan Shingleton. It was shown as a projection at BV Gallery, Linz (July 2008). It was also shown as hello world! as part of AFTER THE NET, at Peninsula

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antisocial notworking

antisocial notworking is an online project for Arnolfini. It presents a critique of the social media canon through submitted and featured projects that negate the various monopolies of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. It features projects by Cory Arcangel, Wayne

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antisocial notworking

antisocial notworking is an online project for Arnolfini. It presents a critique of the social media canon through submitted and featured projects that negate the various monopolies of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. It features projects by Cory Arcangel, Wayne

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Supertoys

Supertoys is a project developed by Kahve-Society in collaboration with Headley Park Primary School, as part of a larger project to design a toy by children for children. The project was initiated in January 2006, with the support of Arnolfini

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Supertoys

Supertoys is a project developed by Kahve-Society in collaboration with Headley Park Primary School, as part of a larger project to design a toy by children for children. The project was initiated in January 2006, with the support of Arnolfini

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Generator

Artists: Mark Bowden, Stuart Brisley, Tim Head, Jeff Instone, Angus Fairhurst, Alec Finlay, Sol Lewitt, limbomedia, Alex McLean, Netochka Nezvanova, Yoko Ono, Organogenesis Inc., Jon Pettigrew/Maxus films, Colin Sackett, Cornelia Sollfrank, Joanna Walsh, Adrian Ward, STAR & monkeys from Paignton

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Generator

Artists: Mark Bowden, Stuart Brisley, Tim Head, Jeff Instone, Angus Fairhurst, Alec Finlay, Sol Lewitt, limbomedia, Alex McLean, Netochka Nezvanova, Yoko Ono, Organogenesis Inc., Jon Pettigrew/Maxus films, Colin Sackett, Cornelia Sollfrank, Joanna Walsh, Adrian Ward, STAR & monkeys from Paignton

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Notes towards the complete works of Shakepeare

Text produced by Sulawesi Crested Macaques from Paignton Zoo. The book derived from this was shown in 2012 as part of The Worldly House an archive compiled by Tue Greenfort for dOCUMENTA (13) in recognition of the work and ideas

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Notes towards the complete works of Shakepeare

Text produced by Sulawesi Crested Macaques from Paignton Zoo. The book derived from this was shown in 2012 as part of The Worldly House an archive compiled by Tue Greenfort for dOCUMENTA (13) in recognition of the work and ideas

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This Paper is Intentionally Blank

Artists book, published by Camerawork, produced by Book Works. Exhibited as part of Nothing, Touring show (curated by Ele Carpenter & Graham Gussin), Rooseum, Malmo Center for Contemporary Art, Sweden; Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Nov 2001 – March 2002

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This Paper is Intentionally Blank

Artists book, published by Camerawork, produced by Book Works. Exhibited as part of Nothing, Touring show (curated by Ele Carpenter & Graham Gussin), Rooseum, Malmo Center for Contemporary Art, Sweden; Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Nov 2001 – March 2002

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Cover Versions

Cover Versions: The Communist Manifesto in Cabinet magazine, issue 4, Fall 2001. All derived from an earlier book project MANIFEST by Tim Brennan and Geoff Cox / with Adrian Ward. A reprint of the first edition of the ‘Communist Manifesto’

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Cover Versions

Cover Versions: The Communist Manifesto in Cabinet magazine, issue 4, Fall 2001. All derived from an earlier book project MANIFEST by Tim Brennan and Geoff Cox / with Adrian Ward. A reprint of the first edition of the ‘Communist Manifesto’

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autoicon

Donald Rodney: autoicon is a dynamic internet work and CD-ROM that simulates both the physical presence and elements of the creative personality of the artist Donald Rodney who died from sickle-cell anaemia. The project builds on Donald Rodney’s artistic practice

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autoicon

Donald Rodney: autoicon is a dynamic internet work and CD-ROM that simulates both the physical presence and elements of the creative personality of the artist Donald Rodney who died from sickle-cell anaemia. The project builds on Donald Rodney’s artistic practice

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Kahve-Society

Kahve-Society is a registered educational charity based in London, UK (number 1090541).

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Kahve-Society

Kahve-Society is a registered educational charity based in London, UK (number 1090541).

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The Work of Art

The Work of Art… CD-ROM (with Chris Rodrigues and Phaedra Stancer et al, 1998), with Camerawork, exhibited as part of Contact Zones: the Art of CD-Rom in the section Ocular Work in the Digital Age, Cornell University, USA, 1999, on

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The Work of Art

The Work of Art… CD-ROM (with Chris Rodrigues and Phaedra Stancer et al, 1998), with Camerawork, exhibited as part of Contact Zones: the Art of CD-Rom in the section Ocular Work in the Digital Age, Cornell University, USA, 1999, on

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Manifest

Manifest by Tim Brennan and Geoff Cox / with Adrian Ward. A reprint of the first edition of The Communist Manifesto (in German) first printed in 1848 juxtaposed with screen shots of a custom-built web browser version (in English). The

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Manifest

Manifest by Tim Brennan and Geoff Cox / with Adrian Ward. A reprint of the first edition of The Communist Manifesto (in German) first printed in 1848 juxtaposed with screen shots of a custom-built web browser version (in English). The

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crowd_code

— Crowd Code — text by Geoff Cox / code by Mark Winstanley (1999) — image: The Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common, April 10, 1848, photograph taken by William Kilburn. — Movie Script global gBlobList on preparemovie if listP(gBlobList)

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crowd_code

— Crowd Code — text by Geoff Cox / code by Mark Winstanley (1999) — image: The Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common, April 10, 1848, photograph taken by William Kilburn. — Movie Script global gBlobList on preparemovie if listP(gBlobList)

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Recycling the National Curriculum

See https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=10094 A limited edition book was produced from the paper.

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Recycling the National Curriculum

See https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=10094 A limited edition book was produced from the paper.

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Toys: are they playing with you?

Exhibition, first produced for Cockpit gallery, London. http://www.supertoy.org/toys/ Developed with Salusbury Infants school, the exhibition was produced by Geoff Cox (photographer), two teachers from the school, Victoria de Rijke and Alison Wood, and the following children (aged 5-7 years): Alice,

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Toys: are they playing with you?

Exhibition, first produced for Cockpit gallery, London. http://www.supertoy.org/toys/ Developed with Salusbury Infants school, the exhibition was produced by Geoff Cox (photographer), two teachers from the school, Victoria de Rijke and Alison Wood, and the following children (aged 5-7 years): Alice,

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