This text explains the technical end of JPEG compression. Why is this relevant to the Flexible Reader? I might answer that question with another question: Why do JPEGs proliferate?
On Cory Arcangel – in light of two facts about the man, I have come to appreciate his work in new light. The first is his relative position to structural film, although this might be my partiality, since I’ve also had the same thought about Dan Graham. The second is his extensive technical know-how mixed with slacker aesthetics. Some part of Arcangel is looking toward Warhol.