Recently reported by Mathew Robinson at CNN "Myspace apologizes after losing 12 years' worth of music" and I feel really worried now. I hear about the digital dark age, and I feel like a dark cloud is rising in the distance. The classical era of the digital age may be coming to end.
I remember Myspace like it was an internet history back button. I remember logging on and being wowed by the effects. Friend requests, photo likes, comments, messages and most of all the music.
I enjoyed customizing my personal music playlist. I played music by The Killers, The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs and Queen. Like my soul the music I selected revealed a lot about who I am. The music seemed endless. And I thought that Myspace would last forever. I was wrong.
By the end of the 00's Myspace was dying. I no longer felt like expreessing myself through Myspace. I just felt like exploring other moments online really.
With Myspace melting away, I wonder what's going to be next? My painting of M.S.Paint was about several moments and one was techadence (technology + decadence). Google, YouTube, Facebook, even this too may go away...
More than 37,000 people at ranker.com agree that Daenerys Targaryen played by Emilia Clark is the sexiest character on the show...
I vaguely remember being a very small child and watching a video recording of Selena Quintanilla. My sister and cousin went to see her preform live in the Alamodome here in San Antonio, Tx. They took down their experience with a heavy videotape recorder. That’s how I saw Selena.
I remember her purple dress. How glittery the dress was. It fit her like a doll, and the way she danced in the dress made her otherworldly. Her music pumping behind her was golden. She was a real goddess.
The other memory I have is when Selena was shot and murder. I remember being with my family as we watched on t.v. the scenes of her annihilation. I can kind of remember going to catholic church and seeing massive alters dedicated to Selena's life and death. IT was a moment.
THe next memory I have is not actually of Selena, but of Jennifer Lopez. In the hit biopic movie “Selena”. That cemented into my mind and soul the legend that is Selena. I’ll write more about this movie later, but I have some family connections to it. In one scene where Selena played by J.lo hears her song playing on the radio for the first time is the same scene with my Grandpa. My grandpa can be seen walking into a fruteria, with a large white cowboy hat. My family always cheers at that scene.
Selena is gone now, but her soul stays with us forever. Listening to Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, i feel really good. There’s no intense horror or sadness in her musci, just pure love. I need right now. Pure love is definitely something Selena gives to us from beyond the grave. R..I.P. SELENA <3
And so it begins. Game of Thrones released a 360 degree video of a throne made of swords sitting in the woods. In some forest on earth this thrown is hidden and the game is to find and sit on this throne. How fun!
This is the most interesting media trip I've seen in a while. Not even McDonald's fry fork beats this. I'll be right back, I'm gonna go check my back yard to see if it's there..
IT'S MOTHER FUCKIN' ART TIME!
Open your eyes. Open your heart. Open your soul. The time is now. It's time to feel the art that's happening all around you. Great art is happening all the time and people miss it. It's simple to see. Every pixel delivers a message. That message comes in light. The time it takes you to read this is the time it took to share art. It's art time now. Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.
Recently reported by Caroline Goldstein at Artnet: Silicon Valley just got the green light to build a monument to itself.
I love this! I love when technology and art meet. I have often thought and wondered when technologist, if that's what they're called (techies?), would turn to art as a source of inspiration and strength. After all the hallmark of any high civilization is their art.
When I think of Ancient Greece what comes to my mind are the beautiful vases. I heard that the Greeks didn't think of these vases as high art and so used them willy-nilly. Now today those same vases are priceless and when rarely in the market fetch astronomically high prices. Another way of saying they are invaluable.
I feel the same way about my laptop or cell phone. Today they are tools that I some times take for granted. In years to come those same machines will be safe in museums for future generations to look at. In fact in my home city of San Antonio, Texas there's already a Museums dedicated to such moments. The San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology is the place. This museum is great by the way!
I am looking forward to seeing this great step in art. Silicon Valley is known for advancing technology, but now will they be known for advancing art too? Finally, I am seeing the world reflecting the feelings and ideas I've had for a while. Long live tech and long live art. <3
My name is Sergio Mata and I am an artist. This blog is about art, history, pop culture, technology, my life and my art. I blog about whatever inspires and interests me. <3