October 19, 2014

Immersionism, Gonzo Journalism and New Media Art for Chase Alias', "a Series Endogenous", 2008-2012.

Ideas, Branding, Marketing, Promotion and Strategy for/from a_Creative(s)_Perspectives',-inc...


Obliquity, 2011
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In systems engineering, obliquity is a theory that proposes the best way to achieve a goal when you are working with a complex system is to take an indirect approach instead of a direct one. For instance, if you are running a large IT department and your goal is to help your company be profitable, the best way to achieve that goal is to think holistically and consider both the business and the technical needs of your company's employees. By concentrating on a goal that involves providing quality services -- and not just focusing attention on narrow financial metrics like unit costs and return on investment (ROI) -- your IT department will help employees work more efficiently and be more productive, which will in turn, make the company more profitable.  

Obliquity has a lot in common with the principles of chaos theory; both concepts rely on the idea that, in a complex system, the factors involved are too numerous and too intricately connected to be easily understood. Therefore, just as we cannot be sure that long-range weather forecasts won't be affected by some unforeseen influence, we cannot be sure that single-mindedly striving for financial success is most likely to lead to our goal. The theory holds, for example, that individuals whose only concern is their own happiness are rarely happy individuals, and that companies that seek to maximize profits at all costs are unlikely to be the most financially successful.

The concept of obliquity in this sense was introduced by John Kay, a British economist and business writer. In his lecture "The Role of Business in Society," Kay explores the value of a holistic approach to business, and the paradoxical success of such an approach over that of a simple focus on maximizing profits. Kay quotes George Merck (founder of the extremely profitable drug company): "We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits. The profits follow, and if we have remembered that, they have never failed to appear. The better we have remembered it, the larger they have been."
English Etymology From Middle French obliquité, from Latin obliquitas, from obliquus (“oblique”). Pronunciation (UK) IPA(key): /əˈblɪkwɪti/ (US) IPA(key): /əˈblɪkwɪɾi/, /oʊˈblɪkwɪɾi/  Noun, obliquity (plural obliquities)
Mental or moral deviation or perversity; immorality. [from 15th c.]  “The quality of being obscure, oftentimes willfully, sometimes as an exercise in euphemism. [from 17th c.] -

October 9, 2014

Chase Alias' Jersey barrierS, a New Media Immersion Journalism Series Receives Acclaim and Causes Concerns for Plainfield, New Jersey's Gay Community,

Jersey barrierS : an Exploration of Self Imposed Limitations

Chase Alias' New Media Immersion Journalism Series Receives Acclaim and Causes Concerns for Plainfield, New Jersey's Gay Community.

Real gonzO, October, 2014

Lights ofF, October, 2014

Pole readeR, October, 2014

Labels #art, 2014, Autonomic Tour, Chase Alias, David S Pollack, Gonzo, Gonzo Journalism, Immersion Art, Immersionism, Jersey barrierS, New media, performance, Photography, Controversy, Social Art, Tony Marini 

Selfism, 2014 included in David S Pollack's Series, "Jersey barrierS" …

"Jersey barrierS" an Exploration of Self Imposed Limitations

by Chase Alias for Jersey barrierS series
SelfisM, October 2014, Plainfield, NJ
by Chase Alias

August 14, 2014

Theorize Art: Jon Tsoi Solo Exhibition at Tally Beck Contemporar...

Jon Tsoi: Father of Blindfold Art Medicine

Tally Beck Contemporary will present the first solo gallery exhibition at Tally Beck Contemporary for Chinese painter Jon Tsoi. Jon Tsoi’s solo exhibition, Father of Blindfold Art Medicine, will open, with a special performance by the artist, on Wednesday, June 11 and run through July 27, 2014.

Although this exhibition will be Tsoi’s first solo exhibition at Tally Beck Contemporary, Father of Blindfold Art Medicine will be his sixteenth solo exhibition in New York City. The show will feature approximately 16 acrylic and mixed media works on canvas. Tsoi’s work explores the use of art as holistic medicine to restore balance of body, mind, and spirit in the viewer. His work fuses Chinese medicine practices and Taoist philosophy to restore the balance of yin and yang through “Universal Life Energy.” Tsoi’s inquisitive nature prompted him to make the connection between meditation, spirituality, and healing with closed eyes. Because of this connection, Tsoi began making works while blindfolded and creates his pieces without the use of sight. He describes the creation of art as an internal journey that results in mystery. During his blindfolded performances, Tsoi relies on guidance from the energy of the universe to create channels for movement through cuts made in the canvas with a knife. This energy force also guides the color palettes to restore yin and yang through balance of a mental, physical, or spiritual condition.

Jon Tsoi currently lives in Connecticut and has exhibited work there as well as in New York City, New Jersey, and Florida. Tsoi is originally from China and studied in Sichuan. After moving to the United States in 1979, he attended classes at Montclair State University, and the Art Students’ League of New York in the early 1980s. As a certified acupuncturist, Tsoi consciously makes connections between art making and viewing with Chinese medicine practices and Taoist Philosophy.
Father of Blindfold Art Medicine will open at Tally Beck Contemporary, 42 Rivington Street, New York, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, with an opening reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. featuring a special performance by the artist and cocktails by Mizu Shochu 美鶴乃舞 and Tiger Beer. The reception will begin at 6 p.m., and the performance will begin at 7:30 pm.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Tally Beck Contemporary will also present a series of lectures and other educational programming. All special events will feature cocktails by Mizu Shochu 美鶴乃舞 and Tiger Beer. Please check our website to stay updated with our event schedule.