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: the Wallpaper Project first sketch concepts for our logo :
: summer of 2006 at ihop :
: Michael Folliett and Shelly Dennison :

twp original sketch drawingss







: michael and larry :

me and larry







: make it toy :

make it toy



twp







i found this from 2006!

i see dots-pink dots...

Its finally come to this!

its happening again!

Wallpaper on TV -Fridays @ 11:30pm- URTV channel 20-

Wallpaper 101 part 1 airs this friday dec 1st 2006
Wallpaper 101 part 2 airs next friday dec 8th 2006
both these shows will give your eyes something more to do with your tv than just "watch"
if you happen to see the show let us know what you think...were still at a lack of words...

let us know what you think...were still trying to fill in the ______...

check out the website if you havent already
www.thewallpaperproject.com
its still a work in progress but its getting there...
best viewed in mozilla firefox (for now)

were still looking for a chill zone friday nights so we can: watch the show, make new  friends, shake hands,  laugh at jokes... play show and tell....etc...
let us know if you have any suggestions...
please forward this to any parties you think would be interested...









michael james folliett







: never fails :

never fails







: CRATE COLLECTIVE memember from CRATE Asheville 1.0 :

crate







: think about it :

ideas







: compute :

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: news :

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: Charity Case : Art Seen Asheville :

art seen asheville







: her desktop :

desktop







: me and the bunny :

bunny







: GRANT for CRATE ASHEVILLE :

MAP







: MAP :

MAP







: URTV :

media







comcast







: FOAM Cinebarre :

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: Urtie Award for DJ Spooky piece :

urtie







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: larry hanging with Ozzy! :

larry







: from Upper Downer New Years Albums :

twp pill baggie







: love these guys :

replaccement







: love this guy :

dj mr the best







: love this guy :

saul williams







: this is the 4th time i cleaned out my vestax PMC-25 :

vestax pcm25







: anybody know how to fix my :









: symbolism :

astrology







: Urgency of life,
love,
the heat of the soul,
warm breath to keep the demons on their toes.
Everything seems to go faster and
become more important daily,
whilst at the same time becoming
harder to fathom.
-- MORCHEEBA liner notes":









: working on dirt scans overlays for
Ink On Her Tulip Skin piece on the way to NYC :

nyc







: NYC Subways 2009 :

nyc subways







: Dan Deacon and his green scull :

deacon







: i remeber cranking his music out in 1995 at the Laundry Loft in Columbus Ohio : Skylab 2000 :

skylab 2000







skylab 2000







: Pojexorcism and Spiderfarm Rules :




: www.multiultramedia.com/projexorcism :










Give me your tired,
your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
your circuit-bending djs,
electronic industrial post-punk glam metalheads,
your country/western pirate blues,
your prog emo raga,
your classical jazz crusties,
your experimental ska post avant garde funk rockers,
your shoe gazing Tibeten throat singers,
your math prog incidental orchestrations,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
The ambient sculpture painting architects of performance art.
Detonograpers & photographers.
Fictitious biographers.
Indie filmakers,
modern space laminators,
interdimensional decorators.
Send these,
the homeless,
tempest-tossed to me.

I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

828Noise was formed to post about musical, film, or artistic events in the 828 area & beyond. The 828 encompasses Hickory, Asheville, Marion, Morganton, Statesville, Boone, Shelby, Hot Springs, and other secluded nether regions in western NC.

This group is open to all genres and all people. 828 is a community (not a scene) inspired by & connecting to other areacode noise communities that have organized such as 804, 404, 434, 919, 215.









: op arts :

















op art







op arts







: free cupies :

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: Scary Stuff :

scary







: a TWP crew member of 48 walls :

tilt







: poor guy :

dateing







: put your finger on it :

put your finger on it







: Transformus 09 :









: darkness :

basement







: bottle cap :









: party baby drinky wine much :

party babay







: COKE :

coke







Holly Wod Lawn by : craig dransfield :

craig dransfield art











: love tressa : love this poster :

jen greer







: symmetry :

girl







: my take on regal cinemas deco :

regal cinemas







: sometimes its as easy as that! :









: recognize things for what they are :

wtf







chop







: from Upper Downer album art :

































: ahhhh Pandora :

the wallpaper project radio







michael jame folliett







From: jonathan
Subject: Spooky
To: thewallpaperproject@charter.net

I really like what you did with this video.  A lecture can often be difficult to make interesting enough to hold the veiwer's attention.

I really enjoyed watching this serires, as you not only captured the lecture/event for URTV audiences, but you also helped relate/spread the word about Paul Miller's unique philosophy and insight into where the culture and medium of multi-media is heading.

...Above all, you actually APPLIED the techniques and principles of his philosophy into the editing of the lecture.

pure brilliance

Dj Spooky

From: majesticvelocitystudios@charter.net
Subject: re: AkA...Spooky...lsg
To: thewallpaperproject@charter.net

MICHAEL
MiChAeL
mIcHaEl

DJ Spooky #1.....It's Hott!!!
Love the effects. Verbage is crucial......
presentation(cutup) looked good.....
Can't wait for more.....
Anyway.....
ya....
It's It!
Love your new take on the intro....
Gotta get some ZZZZZ's
~LS









: eye candy :

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: click : flick : crash : smash :

abstract_computer_crash_web.

From: paul
Subject: Re: Ranting
To: thewallpaperproject@charter.net

Michael,
Find Tree........ Sit Down....... BREATHE............ Too much technology will suck your brain DRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me know if you want to borrow the receiver. It should have some sort of decent amp in it, hell I paid enough for it.

OOOOHHHHHHHMMMMMMM.........MY GOD!!!!  (valley girl meditation)

Paul



: TV_Pusher : image courtesy of_ Rare_Emotion

TV Pusher




: Life is what happens while rendering :





: image courtesy of_ LS_Grillo : Season 4 : This is a Test :

this is a test







: WoW... GLITCH : TWP Season 1... seeems so long ago... I miss seeing Cathexis and Welkin Glitch it Up!!! :

wallpaper party glitch








: TWP new TV designs: Michael Folliett : this art needs to be animated !:

TV experimental








: see-through laptop : tom headspace :

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: cut that shit out! :

wallpaper

author: Douglas Rushkoff
paraphrased from book: PLAYING THE FUTURE: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM DIGITAL KIDS aka CHILDREN OF CHAOS

In All Awareness
This forces us to reach a new conclusion about the multidimensional quality of our world. Each person’s perspective, individually, recapitulates  the whole picture, however faintly. in order to resolve our societal blur into a fully realized, multidimensional portrait, we have to let each individual perspective express itself. Everyone’s point of view matters as much as anyone else’s. Instead of reducing our perspectives down to a simple metaphors or role models that we all must relate to, we are in the process of developing technologies that allow us all to express our personal visions simultaneously. “Stand right here when you look,” the admirer of a perspective painting will tell you so that you can fully appreciate the point of view it offers. Not so in a world where the fractal represents our sense of perspective. You can look from anywhere.

We are all fast becoming “meta,” looking at ourselves from the outside while participating from the inside. Whether it’s walking onto the TV screen as O.J. Simpson evades the police in the bronco chase or splicing genes as we design the next phase of human evolution, together, we are gaining the perspective of a camera shooting from over  our own collective shoulder.  To resolve this great portrait of six billion individual perspectives, we have begun to assemble the apparatus through which each of us will be able to experience ourselves  as the creators of the world, as well  as the people who have to live together.

: ho chi minh : american baby :

ho chi minh american baby








: If your brain works normally this is neat : If not get some pills :
: movement : rotate pink dot :
: stare at the black ' + ' :
: move dot turn green :
: concentrate on the black ' + ' :
: pink dot disappear :
: green dot rotates :
: we don't always see what we think we see :

illusion pink dots








: bit of culture jamming : justine cooper : havidol :

gallery


rainbow


: havidol : video :



From: john1blackwell@gmail.com
Subject: To stand in silence when they should be protesting
Date: February 22, 2008 12:00:18 AM EST
To: thewallpaperproject@charter.net

"It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time."

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. ...corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

"To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men."

-Abraham Lincoln






: blast from the past... : TWP first website : original wallpaper : this is when we were still airing on Friday Nights :

wallpaper website








: That cant be it. : put this in your blanks and smoke it! :

TWp this is it








: the great outdoors :

atari_camp_

: AAADD- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS :
Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D.
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
: This is how it manifests :
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the studio, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of beer I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the beer aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The beer is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the beer, a plant on the counter catches my eye--they need water.
I put the beer on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. I must have left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back by the TV where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
: At the end of the day :
the car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm can of beer sitting on the counter, the flowers don't have enough water, there is still only 1 check in my check book, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses, and I don' t remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I'm really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail....










: image courtesy of_ LS_Grillo : reworked by Michael Folliett at Rare Emotion :

ambigram mirror




: TWP stamps courtesy of_ LS_Grillo :

wallpaper stamps pattern








: what the ____? :

bizarre_giant_dolls

: Artist Models Wanted :
Reply to: gigs-531897941@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-01-07, 8:52PM CST

We are a young artist collaborative seeking to do an installation in the spirit of Salvador Dali. Dali collected impressions of the human anus in clay. We are inspired by Dali's work and are seeking women and men to provide clay impressions of the anus. There is nothing kinky or any sex involved. We will compensate models $50 for an impression of their secret hole. The impressions will be taken in a very professional manner in a private setting. A shower will be provided after the work. Join us in making an impression on the art world! Please tell us a little about yourself and provide a photo (optional).










: so i got this package that reads : for a good time... open gently ...every side... and it entails putting the blanks back in the blanks ie: putting the barry white back in your make out mix : putting the g love back in your special sauce : glitter back in your nail polish : boom back in your box : and putting the cream-filled twinky back in your trobbing jelly roll :
: Cheers! TWP!

open gently




: branding is a art form better left to marketers :

brand




: courtesy of_ Majestic-Velocity Studios :

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: TV art : courtesy of_ Rare Emotion :

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: TV art : courtesy of_ Rare Emotion :

TV experimental








: 12 FPS anyone? :

vidster

TWP...I noticed you used a vidster...
I liked your Flicky FFlacky video that you used a vidster to create, is that correct?
If so you should really join the Youtube Vidster group called 'The Vidster Corner'! We'd love to see work like Flicky FFlacky posted on there!
The link is located here:
http://www.youtube.com/group/TheVidsterCorner



: Anybody up for modding out our pixelvision cam? : cheers TWP :

pixel vision

: The Fisher-Price PXL-2000 (also known as the PixelVision by Fisher-Price, and the KiddieCorder by some of its fans) was a toy black-and-white camcorder produced in 1987 that used an ordinary compact audio cassette as its recording medium. :

THE HISTORY OF PXL THIS by Gerry Fialka
www.indiespace.com/pxlthis

Gerry Fialka started the PXL THIS film festival in 1991 to celebrate moving image art made with the PXL 2000 Fisher Price toy video camera. The annual fest provides a forum for the community to share the viewing experience. It operates on an all-volunteer basis, using as little as 5 dollars per year for minor expenses like postage. This reflects the fact that many Pixelators can make art with very little money. PXL THIS has created, as Grace Lee Boggs says,
"a movement of connectedness rather than consumerism, of Being rather than of Having."
Film as an art form has been swindled by capitalism, and as Craig Baldwin proclaims,
"It is our job to reswindle it back." PXL's affordability democratizes movie-making.

Pixelvision evokes Thelonius Monk's method of hearing the overtones, yet leaving them out of the final composition.
Since the viewer is seeing less visual information, they are more involved, causing transformative participation by filling in what is missing. As well, Pixelators embrace the technical limitations to their advantage in the creative process. It is possible to utilize a weakness and incorporate it into a strength. John Cassavetes's strength drew from his weakness - he embraced all that actors did, especially if they did it wrong, by accident or in defiance of his own plan.

"Carefully make plans, then do the opposite" - McLuhan.

The Balinese have no word for art, they do everything as well as they can. PXL can reduce the art-making process to its simplest incarnation, much like a child's hand puppet shadow show on the bedroom wall.Since the PXL camera was intended for children, it enables one to pursue that often desired childlike innocence in the creative process, that yearning for youthful dreams. Through Fialka's study of FINNEGANS WAKE (jesgrew.org/wake/), he uncovers a connection with PXL and James Joyce, who often realized epiphanies out of the ordinary, common, everyday occurences.
Mistakes are portals of discovery. PXL THIS is percept plunder for the recent future.

As a genuine fake reality performance artist, Fialka fosters the playfulness of this tool and the exploration of media archaeology. While questioning the belief in one's own blooming world, self criticism and humor are essential elements of PXL THIS. The audience feedback is very important. One observation detailed how the Pixelator trying to be profound often comes off silly, but the silly Pixelator can often come off being profound. Another questioned, "With all the advanced digital technology, couldn't they fix the PXL picture?"

The longevity of PXL THIS and the ongoing discussion of its effects is rooted in the following ideas:

According to filmmaker Bryan Konefsky: "Pixelvision is the haiku of cinema: the minimum of means delivering the maximum of meaning. The PXL 2000 toy camera's limited image-quality forces moviemakers to focus on essentials, and thereby to produce a richly connotative cinematic experience. In fact, PXL may be the best instantiation of Stan Brakhage's luminous quote:

'The true meaning of cinema can be found between the frames.'"

"The gap is where the action is" - McLuhan.

"Artists are engaged in writing a detailed history of the future because they are the only people who live in the present." - Wyndham Lewis

"I am not trying to attibute to my self the virtues of the great designer or musician. I am simply trying to be in the habit of perceiving the present as a task, as an area to be discerned, analyzed, coped with." - McLuhan

"The artist is the antennae of the race. Art acts like radar - an early alarm system, enabling us to discover the social and psychic effects, in time beforehand, to prepare to cope with them." - Ezra Pound.

"I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste." - Marcel Duchamp

Orson Welles said that a movie studio is "the biggest electric train set a kid ever had." On the other end of the spectrum, the PXL-2000 video camera is the cheesiest failed toy ever -- a train crash in the playpen. Yet, in the hands of visionary video-makers, it has become an essential tool of cutting-edge creativity.

The next three paragraphs are from Annette Michelson's chapter "Film & the Radicval Aspiration" in the 1970 book entitled FILM CULTURE READER, edited by P. Adams Sitney.

"In a country whose power and affluence are maintained by the dialectic of a war economy, in a country whose dream of revolution has been sublimated in reformism and frustrated by an equivocal prosperity, cinematic radicalism is condemned to a politics and strategy of social and aesthetic subversion.

'To live,' as Webern, quoting Holderlin, said, 'is to defend a form.' It is from the strength of its forms that cinema's essential power of negation, its 'liquidation of traditional elements in our culture,' as Benjamin put it, will derive and sustain its cathartic power.

Within the structure of our culture, ten-year-olds are now filming 8mm serials - mostly science fiction, I am told- in their own backyards. This, perhaps is the single most interesting fact about cinema. Given this new accessibility of the medium, anything can happen. Astruc's dream of the camera as fountain pen is transcended, the camera becomes a toy, and the element of play is restored to cinematic enterprise. One thinks of Melies, both Child and Father of cinema, and one rejoices in the promise of his reincarnation in the generation of little Americans making science-fiction films after school in those backyards. Here, I do believe, lies the excitement of cinema's future, its ultimate radical potential. And as Andre Breton, now a very venerable radical, has said,

'The work of art is valid if, and only if, it is aquiver with a sense of the future."

Michelson's thoughts parallel Pixelvision. She refers to the famous 1948 article, "The Birth of a New Avant-Garde: La Camera-Stylo," in which French critic and film director Alexandre Astruc probed the arrival of a new period in the development of cinema when this medium could be as flexible as a simple fountain pen. Indeed Pixelators are hoicking up a pen-and-paper mentality as moving image artists. As well, it enables both those who declare themselves filmmakers and those who do not, to utilize intuition in reinventing everydayness into utter profundity. Pixelators can understand the potential of cinema in a way self-declared filmmakers rarely do. Experimentalist Tony Conrad wanted to make a film that stimulates what things look like with one's eyes closed. The PXL THIS Film Festival has similar goals. It is based on the statements:

'It is literally possible to do more with less' -Buckminster Fuller and 'Film will only becomes art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper' -Jean Cocteau.

Again, it's a real pencil and paper mentality. Express yourself, and don't be afraid to break rules. Like Cocteau said, "What one should do with the young is to give them a portable camera and forbid them to observe any rules except those they invent for themselves as they go along. Let them write without being afraid of making mistakes.' PXL THIS is for all ages. Rarely is there a film festival where one can view a child's work next to the work of an industry professional with no distiction made.

"Artists want to do things that break the rules of the mainstream. Just using this camera (the PXL 2000) is breaking a kind of rule about what an image should look like." -Amy Taubin of The Village Voice and NY Times on EGG THE ARTS SHOW, PBS






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: Turn on me, gently, please ? :

: the verdict is still out : Big or Small knobs ? : What about kill switches ? :

big knobs

: Healthy Sex :

1. Sex is a beauty treatment. Scientific tests find that when women make love they produce amounts of the hormone estrogen, which makes hair shine and skin smooth.

2. Gentle, relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the pores and makes your skin glow.

3. Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that romantic dinner.

4. Sex is one of the safest sports you can take up. It stretches and tones up just about every muscle in the body. It's more enjoyable than swimming 20 laps, and you don't need special sneakers!

5. Sex is an instant cure for mild depression. It releases endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and leaving you with a feeling of well-being.

6. The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones. These sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy!

7 . Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.

8. Kissing each day will keep the dentist away. Kissing encourages saliva to wash food from the teeth and lowers the level of the acid that causes decay, preventing plaque build-up.

9. Sex actually relieves headaches. A lovemaking session can release the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain.

10. A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.

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Here are some wise words from writer and cartoonist

: Theodor Geisel : AKA : Dr. Suess :

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
Dr Suess





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