1. To steal an idea or thought from the public sphere and claim it as one’s own.
2. The idea that individuals are the sole proprietors of their ideas and owe nothing to society for them.
3. A key part of the illusion that fuels much of the Art world and Western Society.
1. To filter.
2. To deem inappropriate.
1. A movement to attempt to get glass made by contemporary glass artists into the MET and MoMa and to be considered “sculpture”.
2. Institutional Censorship.
3. A movement within the American studio glass movement that shuns color and often has deep interest in cleanliness, design, minimalism, and professionalism.
1. An illusion experienced by human beings.
1. Taking what is normally considered to be correct and right and doing it the other way.
3. Ignoring traditional technique in favor of artistic play.
4. “Technique is cheap” - Harvey Littleton.
1. Artwork created by an artist that utilizes electricity in a basic way. Not to be confused with “Electronic art” that uses sophisticated electronics or computer programs.
1. The concept of ignoring Conceptual Glass Art in favor of playing with neon in pursuit of new shapes. '
2. The hunger for different, wavelengths of photons.
3. A hopeless addiction to neon.
1. One who takes things that already exist and makes something new out of them.
2. One who abstracts.
3. One who works within an institution or apparatus to change the system.
1. A mindset that blends artist and hacker mentalities. Every artist is a hacker, but not every hacker is an artist. A HackerArtist is aware of the apparatus/ institutions that they work within and may work to change that institution. A HackerArtist is not an Artist Hacker.
1. When the spectator is able to engage with the artwork.
2. When the spectator is an integral part of the artwork.
1. A beam of coherent photons that could theoretically go on forever.
2. Used to scan with extreme precision.
3. A mythical scientific light with apparent destructive capabilities.
1. An unfortunate necessity for most people to live. Something that much of the art world never talks about yet desperately needs.
1. An amazing material that allows a “Waver” to work with different wavelengths of photons.
2. A great introduction to get artists into playing with basic electricity.
3. A cold cathode tube held under vacuum, filled with a small amount of a noble gas and inert materials that when high voltage is applied, will ionize.
4. A noble gas.
5. Lightning in a tube.
1. Playing with the traditionally signage material of neon in a Death to Purists manner.
1. The tendency for artists to make objects and the tendency for art institutions to cater to these objects.
1. Experimenting, usually without a clear goal or intent.
1. A near mythical creature akin to a professional athlete or Musician.
2. One who makes all their money off of just their artwork and does not have any other job.
3. What many artists dream of becoming.
1. An illusion experienced by human beings in which they believe that they are the same person as they were the day before.
2. The notion of the word “I”.
3. A byproduct of “Consciousness”.
1. A rapid flashing of lights.
2. A Waver technique that makes certain phenomena apparent and muddles the illusion of consciousness.
1. A group of people that differentiates itself from the mainstream culture often with different ideas or beliefs than the mainstream culture.
1. Art often shunned by conservative institutions.
2. Art that some people may find offensive.
1. A belief that the Artworld will cling to until it is dying on life support.
2. A clear example of authorship.
3. An illusion that makes art collectors and institutions pay absurd amounts of money for artworks.
1. An artist that works with waves as an artistic material. Typically these waves are generated (light, sound, electrical pulses) rather than reflected (paintings).