Author: Zachary McCune

Art Swings big on Social Media

Art Swings big on Social Media

Like many New Yorkers, I was inspired to go see the final hours of Ann Hamilton’s “Event of a Thread.” It was an extraordinary show, …

 

Foursquare Survey: NYC’s Most Popular Public Art

Foursquare Survey: NYC’s Most Popular Public Art

What are New York City’s most popular pieces of public art? In an effort to answer this question, I spent a month surveying Foursquare data …

 

A Study of Instagram

A Study of Instagram

Today’s information society has become reliant on consumer production. The concurrent emergence of advanced mobile technology and media networks that use consumer content are defining …

 

Network Imperialism

Network Imperialism

Cyberwar is coming. In fact, it’s already happened. As military organizations and governments become more reliant on digital technology, that very technology becomes a site …

 

A New Day’s Work

A New Day’s Work

Quick, name a digital artist. Name a piece of digital art. Name of work of digital art made in the last five years. Name a …

 

Basketball & China

Basketball & China

Forget ping-pong. The sport of choice in the People’s Republic of China is now basketball. I discovered this in the UK, when I joined (was …

 

Heritage at Play

Heritage at Play

For a month in the summer of 2010, I traveled to Ireland with Colleen Brogan to investigate the role of gaelic games in Irish society. …

 

Imagining Anthologize

Imagining Anthologize

One of the greatest and most unlikely honors of my life to date began with an innocuous tweet. The Center for History and New Media, …

 

In Bookish Play

In Bookish Play

The 1993 video game Myst has haunted me since I first saw it in a Harvard Square cafe called “Cybersmith” sometime in the mid-nineties. Two …

 

Fort Hill: Another Cool Night on the Park

Fort Hill: Another Cool Night on the Park

A stylized midnight sketch extended into a poetic animation, this short flash piece works with pacing and positioning of text to suggest a brief, contemplative …