Emily Jones @ S1, May 28 – Jun 28

28 May 2015

Emily Jones brings her latest exhibition to Portland, Oregon’s S1, titled Orange House Action Clinic and running at the gallery and project space from May 28 until June 28.

Artist-run S1, directed by Erik Carlson, Felisha Ledesma, and Alex Ian Smith, brings Jones’ solo show which, like always, is introduced via a series of evocative and seemingly disjointed images and phrases. Words like “martyr” and “apostle” and followed by non-sensical dyads like “peninsula / imposter” and “diametric / innocence”.

The exhibition’s FB page comes with a series of images, also accompanied with dyadic images of sculptures and close-ups of encrusted jewels presented with phrases like “Firm\firmament – The Great Halls of Listening (you are forever you are forever you are forever you are forever)”. None of it quite adds up in introduction but makes sense in the peculiar taxonomy of Jones’s work, to be expanded on in a panel discussion with the artist, along with Eleanor Ford and Matt Carlson on May 29.

See the exhibition page for (minimal) details. **


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Sony’s honeycomb tablets

26 April 2011
the S2... which looks more like a 90s Casio agenda

It’s been a while since the last gadget whim I wrote about. And when I woke up this morning to  the announcement of Sony’s first Honeycomb tablets I thought “that’s it, that’s my future honeycomb tablet” (S1 I mean of course). But after a careful look and despite all the goodies & potential this product may offer (synchronisation & control of all your other Sony products, Qriocity, Playstation-only games.. blablabla), then I realized this may not be my tablet. I may just go for the 9mm thick Samsung 10.1 model.

Where do I go with a tablet that has a “curved wrap design that resembles a folded magazine”?

S1... the magazine



What about the tech specs?

They may change again but apparently the S1 will be a 9.4inch model with a front- and rear-facing cameras. While the S2 has two 5.5-inch displays (1,024 x 480 res), Tegra 2 SoC, and a camera… and obviously both will come in wi-fi or 3G models, come PlayStation Certified and support DLNA.

They should be made available globally next fall (when any other manufacturer in the world will already have released a tablet)… and pricey, like any other Sony product.

I’m sure they’ll look good, Sony will add a great laggy user interface on top of Honeycomb which will look amazingly polished & integrated with their media services but might destroy the rest of the experience. (still remember the SonicStage). We’ll see.

more info on Sony’s press release site.

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