April 10, 2002 - Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art - blip…blah…blog: an online exhibition
April 10, 2002

blip…blah…blog: an online exhibition

blip...blah...blog: an online exhibition
On view through June 28, 2002

Palm Beach ICA
601 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Fla.

www.palmbeachica.org

Lake Worth, Florida-The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA) is pleased to announce the launch of blip…blah…blog, an online exhibition exploring the phenomenon of Internet blogs.

For the next three months blip…blah…blog will link to three blogs offering an introduction to this new forum for personal expression and social critique. Exhibition curator Jody Servon states “a weblog or blog is an online journal created by individuals or groups to express ideas and present information in the form of Internet links and personal commentary.” She adds “blogs are quickly gaining popularity as a powerful new medium for self expression.”

The exhibitions purpose is to provide the web adventurer with a point of departure for their interactive web journey. The blogging format enables bloggers (blog authors) to utilize all the information available on the web. Their goal is not to keep you within their site, but to send the explorer out to discover other web sites.

THE BLOGGERS:

For the run of the exhibition blip…blah…blog will link to three blogs run by James Luckett, Heather B. Hamilton, and Cursor.org. The interests and personalities of the individuals responsible for these blogs are as varied as their format, content, design, and writing style.

Thirty-one year old James Luckett, was born and raised in Washington state and is currently residing in Tokyo. His blog provides witty commentary and links to art, popular culture, and oddities as well as humorous details regarding his daily existence in an unfamiliar culture.

Heather B. Hamilton, a twenty-six year old Los Angeles resident, recently lost her job as a result of the content of her blog. No longer posting anecdotes detailing her co-workers foibles and inadequacies, Heather continues revealing intimate details of her life and grappling with unemployment.

Cursor, org out of Minneapolis provides a Twin Cities as well as a national edition of their blog. Mike Tronnes, the eldest blogger of the three at forty-seven, began the politically bent blog after the 2000 presidential election debacle. While most bloggers post personal commentary, Mike and the other contributors at Cursor cull their information from news wires and news sites providing links to pages they exhibit an alternative take on current news, analysis and criticism.

EXHIBITION ACCESS:

blip…blah…blog is available on the web at www.palmbeachica.org and in Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art’s New Media Lounge. Visitors can click on PBICA’s web art link to gain access into this exhibition. Curator Jody Servon’s essay, written in blog format, highlights select words providing links to other web pages offering additional information on blogging.

The exhibition runs through June 28, 2002.

PALM BEACH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART:

PBICA is located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth, FL. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 12-6 PM, and the first and third Fridays from 12-8 PM. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and students, children under 12 are free. Free admission is offered every first Friday of the month from 5-8 PM. Free guided tours with admission every Saturday at 2 PM. For more information, the public may call PBICA at 561-582-0006 or visit www.palmbeachica.org.

This exhibition made possible by the generous support of Robert and Mary Montgomery.

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