Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

The Geeky Singularity is Near: Carla Gannis Shares Her Bookmarks

This latest installment of our column, BOOKMARKED, in which artists, critics, collectors et al. share and comment on their favorite blogs and art-related sites, is by Brooklyn-based artist Carla Gannis who has recently partnered with poet Justin Petropoulos to produce <legend>   </legend>, a body of work that spans the page, the screen, the net – and with a forthcoming exhibition – the gallery. Their show will open at Transfer Gallery, in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, September 7th from 7-11pm. The first iteration of <legend>   </legend>– as a printed book of poetry and drawings, published by Jaded Ibis Press –  accompanies the exhibition. (You can preorder a copy of the book here). <legend>   </legend> is a project that is intended to grow and morph, as it will include an ongoing interactive element that feeds off the audience, launched in tandem with the exhibition at Transfer.  Follow <legend> </legend> “at any of these social media outlets near you” writes Gannis:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Tumblr  

front cover of "Geeks Are Sexy," a blog bookmarked by Carla Gannis. September 4, 2013
front cover of “Geeks Are Sexy,” a blog bookmarked by Carla Gannis. September 4, 2013

Here’s a snapshot of my bookmarks on Wed., Sept. 4th, 2013. This feels essential, but I know there’s still a ton, a terabyte (well it’s the web, so a megabyte) I’ve left out, as I don’t expect, or want, that you endlessly scroll and click.  I’ll preface this with a quote by William Gibson: “The Net is a waste of time, and that’s exactly what’s right about it.” Vive la Net!



Animal, ArtFCity, Artcritical & Hyperallergic  — aaah, I had to include AAAH, these essential art blogs. I know you all know them, but did you know when you search for AAAH what you get is this…?

image search for Aaah
image search for Aaah


Art & Tech/ Net Art

the creators project —- Art, Film, Design, all manifest through innovative digital means

cloaque — You’ve got to love this digital landfill!

netartnet  — Exhibition archive and directory of you know, that art you watch on screen and interact with

further field — Around since 1997, as arts communities on the internet were taking form

@wwtxt — wwwtxt (1988-94) If you were alive and old enough to use a computer in 1988-94, this is a great twitter resource for blasting you back to the past: “Revisit the early Internet through real online conversations ” If you weren’t alive back then, well, find out what people had to say when there were dialing up and using DOS commands.


The Geeky Singularity is Near

Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence — Where I go to augment my cyborg intelligence.

Geeks Are Sexy — My wishful thinking resource.


grrls and gUrls and badass women in the arts

Carla Gannis, Regardless the Object Described Minutely, 2013.  Digital pigment print, 32 x 40 inches.  Courtesy of the Artist
Carla Gannis, Regardless the Object Described Minutely, 2013. Digital pigment print, 32 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the Artist


Janestown by Jane Harris — “Where naval-gazing meets the cancan”  Her latest random musings include taking up for sassy sparkly fairies (Tinkerbell) and Chelsea Manning

A Cups  — Only a 10 episode podcast produced by artists Ann Hirsch and Angela Washko this summer — such great conversations on feminism, pop culture and art. I hope there will be an encore when they’re both in the same state again! (full disclosure they interviewed me for one of their episodes after taking me out for drinks.I was the loquacious one)

Pop Culture Pirate aka Elisa Kreisinger — Nobody remixes Mad Men into feminists and Real Housewives into lesbians better.

KEP Projects — Coming to Chelsea. Keep your eye on Kianga Ellis

@tartnyc  tART collective ?— A support twitter feed for women in the arts

C-Monster aka Carolina Miranda — Her mission is to “cover the cultural industrial complex and its many, many by-products” and that’s a real mission accomplished. Follow her on twitter too @cmonstah


More Art & Culture Smarts

Bad At Sports — Although I have been known to run marathons, I’m still bad at team sports and like the art talk here.

DIS Magazine — A multimedia arts magazine (understatement)

Ed Winkleman — I actually considered just making a vine video “appropriation” of Ed’s “websites you should know” column. A lot of its there with insightful commentary on a host of topics.



@everyword — I love words (I used to read my real-life physical dictionary on planes and such). “Everyword” is tweeting EVERY word in the English language!

Stumble Upon — A guilty pleasure. My search is always set to Bizarre/Oddities.

Old Time Radio — Yeah, that’s right I’m a digital artist, alas I’m addicted to listening to Old Time Radio on the web. Favorites are Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, The Falcon, The Fat Man, and Candy Matson (one female detective in the mix!)


Artists To Check Out on Tumblr and Vimeo

Anthony Antonellis  —  It’s been said: “The networked practice of Anthony Antonellis pokes holes in the boundaries between the Internet and the Artworld” and more importantly he just got an RFID chip inserted in his hand!

Faith Holland — Faith fits in bad ass gUrl list above too!

Man Bartlett — THE Social Media Artist (Check him on twitter and vine too, just no Facebook)


Art People To Check Out on Twitter

@magdasawon  — The ultimate “Postmistress”

@JohnPowersUS  — I miss Starwarsmodern, but John Powers has a lot to say and he’s saying it. Check him out.

@Powhida — “Fabricating things.” always with a sharp cultural critique.



Facebook Faves

https://www.facebook.com/jerry.saltz — I know, I know everyone loves him 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/marina.a.galperina — Marina is a Russian-American ART FORCE!



Smart Ass by Jaded Ibis Press

The Art-Smarts Daily by Katarina Wong



Philip Hartigan is still there and staying active!


Linked In

ah I’m not really coming up with anyone here… but <3 the endorsements. I’m endorsing “you” back every chance I get.



Okay, I’m not adding hyperlinks for apps but check these people out for 1 to 15 seconds…



JiaJia Fei

Aaron Zimmerman

Jayson Musson



YaelKanarek (her project High Performance Gear at Bitforms Gallery #sanctifythyself)





CARLA GANNIS has exhibited in solo and group art exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has shown at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery and Claire Oliver Gallery in New York, as well as The Boulder Museum of Art in Boulder, Colorado and TZR Galerie in Dusseldorf, Germany. Gannis is the recipient of a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts, an Emerge 7 Fellowship from the Aljira Art Center, and a Chashama AREA Visual Arts Studio Award. Gannis holds an MFA in Painting from Boston University. She is currently Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.