Posts Tagged “Science Fiction”

The NSA Is Watching You Watching Porno

06.26.2013  |  By
Filed under: Back Page, Essay

Obviously the NSA is the ultimate voyeur.
Obviously the NSA knows about every porn site you have ever looked at.
Obviously the NSA knows you sent some pretty mean and emotionally messed up e-mails to your ex-wife.
Obviously the NSA knows you check your e-mail eighty-five times a day.
Obviously the NSA knows you check Facebook 150 times a day.
Obviously the NSA knows you scan the Craigslist dating section all the time.
Obviously the NSA knows your cell phone is just a sophisticated tracking device that can also be used for phone calls and textin... More

Proposal for a Museum by Ahmet Öğüt: Artifact (hereafter referred to as the work of art)

01.08.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

In 2013 SFMOMA will close for an ambitious expansion planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. Today’s proposal is by Ahmet Öğüt.

How can we grasp the relationship between an institution and its collection of objec... More

Proposal for a Museum: Dieter Roelstraete and Monika Szewczyk in Conversation

12.21.2012  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

In 2013 SFMOMA will close for an ambitious expansion planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. Today’s proposal, the last in the sequence, takes the form of a conversation between Dieter Roelstraete and Monika Szewczy... More

Coming Up: Greater Horrors, an interview with Anthony Discenza

09.16.2009  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

For the past year artist Anthony Discenza has been installing, without permission, a series of street signs attached to sidewalk poles on Minna Street, near SFMOMA. Last month I emailed him a few questions about the ongoing project:

Let’s start with some stats on the The Street Signs Project. How many signs have you installed? How many have been confiscated vs. stolen? When did you start the project?

I started the project a little over a year ago, back in May or June of 2008.  To date, I think I’ve put up 14 signs; of those, 6 have ... More