Laura’s vlog #2

  We learned in school that by the time an Amish girl is twelve years old she knows how to cook a meal for a whole crew of Amish workers, I can’t do that, my cooking skills aren’t for shit, but I can draw the rings of Saturn and I’m working on my novel and […]

Karen’s vlog #2

  This is a picture of my brain, pretty cool, huh? It’s made with “magnetic resonance imaging” or MRI, it’s a fairly new technology and the technology has given birth to a new science, cognitive neuroscience. The black and white picture is a “structural” MRI, it shows the architecture of my brain, the color picture […]

Mike’s vlog #2

  This is a little machine, it’s not a robot, it does loosely speaking have: Input: winding. Memory: this little cylinder. And output: sound. But it’s hardly autonomous or capable of adaptive behavior… it plays the theme from Somewhere in Time… that old Christopher Reeve movie… Karen gave it to me for an anniversary years […]

6000 Installation View

  “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one woman in her time plays many parts…”   My college is doing a production of As You Like It, we were rehearsing last week. And as I said those words I looked […]

Lonely Girl 15

Summer of 2006. Five years ago. Was she more real if she was fake? Or more fake if she was real. Who cared? What mattered? Coming early in the vlogging timeline it would be interesting to find out how many “real” vloggers, if anything performative is real… or if anything in life isn’t performed… interesting […]

Joi Ito’s Model Release

For his book Freesouls http://freesouls.cc/ Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab and chairman of Creative Commons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joi_Ito has written a sort of “Creative Commons Model Release” or a “Creative Commons Friendly” Model Release. Bad Avatar from here forward will license our work Creative Commons Attribution, and we will use Joi Ito’s model release […]

Human Dreams

Karen’s vlog #1

Hi, my name’s Karen Rider; I’m thirty-six; I’m a neurobiologist. I run a research lab with several colleagues, some post-docs and some grad students. It’s called Ganglionics; it’s in a suburban Palo Alto biotech corridor. Folks in the lab are working on a … [Read More...]

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Mike’s vlog #2

  This is a little machine, it’s not a robot, it does loosely speaking have: Input: winding. Memory: this little cylinder. And output: sound. But it’s hardly autonomous or capable of adaptive behavior… it plays the theme from Somewhere in Time… that … [Read More...]

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Inside the Actor’s Studio Apartment

Lonely Girl 15

Summer of 2006. Five years ago. Was she more real if she was fake? Or more fake if she was real. Who cared? What mattered? Coming early in the vlogging timeline it would be interesting to find out how many “real” vloggers, if anything performative is real… or if anything in life isn’t performed… interesting […]

Natalie Tran

The one, the only, Natalie Tran! It’s amazing to watch the trajectory as she’s built self-confidence, built a personal brand, built an online identity, and ultimately, built a career through her clever, simple, self-deprecating, insightful vlogs.

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Joi Ito’s Model Release

For his book Freesouls http://freesouls.cc/ Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab and chairman of Creative Commons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joi_Ito has written a sort of “Creative Commons Model Release” or a “Creative Commons Friendly” Model Release. Bad Avatar from here forward will license our work Creative Commons Attribution, and we will use Joi Ito’s model release […]

Drawing Robot

A father. A daughter. A robot. As “Sol” the drawing robot marches through his journey, encountering obstacles, resolving them, most of the time, and completing his drawing, so too father and daughter march through the phases and complexities of their lives. We feel so alive and even if adorable, little robots seem so shallow and […]

Leaky Batteries

As a production company we mostly focus on art, culture, and ideas. But to express those ideas we, like so many peeps, use a lot of expensive audio and video equipment. And every now and then we’ll pull a piece of gear off the back of the rack only to find it filled with nasty, […]

Video! Video!

Just a video test. Uploaded Lauren Ditsky’s vlog to YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion & Blip TV. Here’s how they look on the blog: YouTube: Vimeo: Daily Motion: Blip TV: [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYLW9Q0C width=”550″ height=”396″]