Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Macbot Singularity"


(Forth Media) - An all-digital portrait entitled
"MacBot Singularity" will have its first public
viewing this weekend, November 22 & 23, 2003 at
Santana Row in San Jose, California. The artist
is participating in an outdoor arts & entertainment
program, where, in addition to seeing a sample of
this limited edition print, Silicon Valley
residents can purchase one of The Electric Warrior's
"wearable artwork" T-Shirts.

"eWarrior's digitally manipulated portrait, "MacBot Singularity," has gone to hardcopy. This mildly freaky Warholian posthuman visage is actually tacked to someone's wall. I'm quite pleased. As eWarrior writes in his blog, there's something uniquely satisfying about midwifing a digital work into the analogue "meatspace" world. Analogue is inherently messier that digital, but singularly rewarding. (Would you rather read an "e-book" on your palmtop than crack the cover of a paperback? Neither would I.)"

- Mac Tonnies, PHB post 10/3/03

"What do John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna and Mac Tonnies have in common?
We can all be found adorning the walls of a certain Starbucks (!) in California. Artist eWarrior informs me my portrait is located next to the entrance;
if that's not appropriate, I don't know what is."

- Mac Tonnies, PHB post 3/10/08


You may recognize Electric Warrior's portrait of Mac as that which graces the back cover of "After the Martian Apocalypse". Another one of eWarrior's Mac-graphics can be found here.

As an added footnote, when Mac was in San Francisco filming for "The Supernatural Investigator"* in 2008, he was presented with a canvas of Macbot Singularity by the artist, which now resides with Robert and Dana Tonnies. (Thanks, Dana)

*More about the Canadian paranormal program is discussed by Mac on PHB posts found here and here. I don't believe the shows were ever re-released for American consumption or even on DVD... however, Mac features a short clip here.

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