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8/27/15

librarystack.org

August 27, 2015

The Library Stack project has moved to www.librarystack.org.

In an effort to expose digital art content to Library databases, Halmos  initiated Library Stack – a card file of eBooks, Video, Audio and Apps focused on art and culture. Currently in the beta launch stage, Library Stack has developed a digital access port in accordance with the Open Archive standards set forth by the OCLC WorldCat database.  In this way Library Stack provides data references to otherwise closed works and makes the titles indexable to the 72,000 libraries that use the OCLC system. Additionally, Library Stack is beginning work with authors and publishers to initiate a public lending program, providing direct media access to library patrons. Development has begun with ebook lending and will expand to other media in the future.

Library Stack is free to use.

6/21/15

Gareth James, Tobias Madison and Jeff Nagy in the INCUBATORACCELERATOR

June 21, 2015

INCUBATORACCELERATOR An Art in General New Commission Curated by Kristen Chappa Storefront Project Space

This week in the INCUBATORACCELERATOR are Gareth James, Tobias Madison and Jeff Nagy.

Previous artists in the series included KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers), Cara Benedetto, Rachel Rose, and John Russell.

INCUBATORACCELERATOR is a New Commission by Art in General, located at 79 Walker St storefront in New York City.

6/11/15

Douglas Houses: Puke In The Bus Till

June 11, 2015

Chrome Ribena Projects 79 Walker st. New York, NY 10013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Douglas Houses: Puke In The Bus Till June 11th – 27th

In conjunction with Chrome Ribena Projects and HALMOS, Art in General is pleased to present Douglas Houses’ Puke In The Bus Till, a New Work commissioned and executed specifically for the HALMOS street-level vested residency combinator.

Retreating ahead of the vicious short-circuit of local direct action into spot-prices gofundme embezzled in Houses’ previous works, Peaky Buzzkill turns its gaze and a fortiori that of any audience radically, paralyzingly inward, ostracizing community collectively. The title alludes to the moment this unevoked and uneducable unity passes from a transfixed but clandestine popular praxis into the inverse of an infallible emetic administered to Litch Bank of ATMs, specially adapted for SoMaMo fog drone and otherwise difficult to reterritorialize, refusing to deepen the field of vision to the goods on display within, which nevertheless do exist and exert a certain occult attraction. Like cortically-enhanced lichen screening vitrine of worker enactment, Houses scripts a vertical engagingly open to the merest reader but endurable for all.

Although they multi-platform the Crypto-Babadook Slashfic of Houses’ previous ecodurational lend-lease program Edible Arrangements (2012) and Incredible Arrangements (2014), the custom-framed and -glazed panels execute logic-chop my choice is predetermined Puke In The Bastille welcomes the specificity of co-incubated exhibitors help into extreme relief, thriving on proximate synergy but utilizing a system of tubing to come there subtweet.

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5/5/15

INCUBATORACCELERATOR

May 5, 2015

An Art in General New Commission

Curated by Kristen Chappa

Storefront Project Space

Exhibition: May 16, 2015 – June 27, 2015

Halmos is pleased to announce INCUBATORACCELERATOR, a New Commission by  Art in General.  Utilizing the AiG Storefront Project Space, Halmos will co-opt the Silicon Valley notion of the “incubator” or “accelerator” as a mode of art production. The storefront will be adapted as a space to develop work on a daily basis, where past and future Halmos contributors will be invited for discussion, work, and window display design. Art in General’s storefront will serve to display the visible output of the incubator, rotating on a bi-weekly basis with presentations created on-site.

Areas of inquiry during Halmos’ residency will include the future of publishing in the age of the internet, Block Chain publishing, texting the future, walled gardens, publishing objects, and digital object libraries. Participating artists, either in-person or via cloud hosting, will include Cara Benedetto, Gareth James, KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers), Tobias Madison, Jeff Nagy, Rachel Rose, and John Russell.

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1/25/15

Library Stack Beta Launch

January 25, 2015

Halmos is proud to announce the beta launch of Library Stack.

Art’s increasing tendency to take form as digital objects has inadvertently resulted in its mediums being regulated by proprietary and closed systems. Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble collectively control 95% of all digital ebooks for which buyers are given a license in place of ownership. With the move to licensed content public libraries must negotiate terms with each publisher for access to ‘content streams’ with little or no say with regard to individual titles. Under such systems, libraries are unable to access the works of independent art publishers and artist-produced content made in digital formats. Furthermore, the titles cannot be cataloged by the library database network, thus fencing digital publications solely within the closed domain of commercial interests.

In an effort to expose digital art content to Library databases, Halmos has initiated Library Stack – a card file of eBooks, Video, Audio and Apps focused on art and culture. Currently in the beta launch stage, Library Stack has developed a digital access port in accordance with the Open Archive standards set forth by the OCLC WorldCat database.  In this way Library Stack provides data references to otherwise closed works and makes the titles indexable to the 72,000 libraries that use the OCLC system. Additionally, Library Stack is beginning work with publishers to initiate a public lending program, providing direct media access to library patrons. Development has begun with ebook lending and will expand to other media in the future.

 

http://www.halmos.us.com/librarystack/