What I'm reading: 09/05/06

  • The website for the aforementioned art project. I love the project but, Christ, that's a dreadful website. And I say this as a web designer. It's even dreadful if viewed ironically – just massively, massively overdone. The definition of irony does not include 'physically painful to look at." And the definition of good site design *never* includes bloody Flash or its clones.
  • A thoroughly interesting art project under way in south London. I'm firmly of the school of thought that says one – among others – of the principal objectives of art should be to disconcert and unsettle, thus creating the conditions for the viewer to re-examine their perspectives on it. I also loved the way the organisers wanted it just to "pop up and happen" rather than being formally advertised