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New York Show: Dec 14 & 15 "Looking At What We Don't Want To Look At"

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 26, 2018 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: SHOWS & SCREENINGS

My movie the Dark Rift will be screening on December 14 & 15, 2018 in a show from Synthetic Zero Art/Performance Event Opening @ BronxArtSpace. The event will also include virtual reality, a living art installation, experimental video, video installations, and visual art. The show is free to the public, but voluntary donations will be accepted for the performances:


WHERE
BronxArtSpace
305 E 140th St #1A
Bronx NY 10454

WHEN
Gallery openings 6pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday, December 14th and 15th. Performances begin at 7:30pm. Installations and visual art will run until December 22nd.


DIRECTIONS
Take the 4/5 express to 125th St, then 1 stop on the 6 to 138th St/3rd Ave. The art space is two blocks from the station.




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Turn Up the Bass, the Saul Bass! (sticker)

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 6, 2018 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Going Somewhere on Here Comes Everybody, Episode 26-1

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 4, 2018 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



movies: SHOWS & SCREENINGS

Going Somewhere (Episode I) is in Here Comes Everybody, Episode 26-1, July, 2018
monthly Experimental cable access show broadcast in Los Angeles and Berkeley, CA; Portland, Olympia, and Seattle, WA; Waukegan, IL; North Liberty, IA; Ithaca, NY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5e54Lp9kvU

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The Collapse of Bitcoin

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 12, 2018 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: DIGITAL CAPITALISM

The collapse of value for Bitcoin and all other cryptocurrencies is likely to be inevitable.




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Notes on the "Reading-Image"

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 27, 2018 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



research: MOTION GRAPHICS
You can order Typography and Motion Graphics: The 'Reading-Image' on Amazon.com

Reading is a particular engagement with letterforms guided by the audiences familiarity with written and textual languages, a distinct and parallel mode of engagement from their visual perceptions: an encounter that resolves the visuality::legibility dynamic into a natural hierarchy where legibility always dominates. In contradistinction to how motion graphics overlap with some of the concerns established in graphic designs use of typography, their superficial relationship to established methodology does not alter the essential difference that movement and development-over-time makes for lexical recognition. Motion typography allows a delay in this assertion of order without undermining or challenging it by presenting the process of lexical recognition as the emergence of legibility: the separation between the recognition of language, and the ability to identify and read the contents presented. This procedural demonstration expands the autonomous and internalized activity of recognitioninterpretation into the emergence of letterforms, allowing the transition from illegible to legible to become an expressive subject. This excess arises in the three modes kinetic, graphic, and chronic that define this semiotic process immanent in/as the making sense of letterforms in motion. The distinct engagements with non-lexical dimensions of typography and design these modes provide have their foundations in static typography and the printed page, but exceed them because the addition of motion is transformative, allowing the presentation of interpretive processes through animated motion.




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