Information Systems design, interaction and solutions for the arts, education and business.

Welcome to : basearts.net / basearts.com


I have for the past  20 years operated as a freelance Information TechnologyConsultant– my primary focus is small business, non-profits and individuals working primarily in the arts and graphic design. I provide consultation on networking and computer systems to support all areas of business and all levels of graphic production.

 

Here you will find a detailed listing of the services I can provide as well as, my credentials, past client contacts and biographical information.

 

In addition, if you have questions regarding services or rates please don’t hesitate to contact me:

 


John Sappington


Resume - PDF

john@basearts.com

www.basearts.net

www.basearts.com

707.332.0987

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technology and education

in the bay area since 1992

Computer Systems Support Services
24 hr. response
1 hr. Minimum

Web Design, Maintenance, Graphic and Conversion Services
$65.00 per hour

New System Setup and Configuration
Includes procurement consultation
$210.00 per station

Infrastructure & Web Presence
$495.00 + registrar and host fees - 5 user network Includes:

Domain Registration
Domain Configuration
User accounts/Design Access and Setup
Email Account Configuration
Client Systems setups and testing
$255.00 per 5 station/account grouping

Monthly Systems Maintenance Retainer
$225.00 per 5 stations Includes:
Virus protection - test and updates
Documents / email backups - test and execute
Disk Maintenance - test and verify scheduled defragmentation
Yearly Systems Audit and Documentation
24 hour response - no minimum - free email and phone support.
(additional troubleshooting and problem resolution billed at 95.00 per hour with monthly contract.)

technology

website design and maintenance
graphic design
digital media capture, conversion and archiving
scanning
large and medium format printing
interactive authoring

computer systems repair
network and systems administration
wired and wireless networking
project management
systems procurement
ecommerce


education

digital media (video, audio, interactivity)
digital photography
the digital print


basearts produced interactive titles :
a series of artists exhibitions for diskette were initiated in November 1993 with the release of Sammy Cucher's "Cultures: From the Annotated Self", digital images which explore the conflict of creativity and reason inside the body and the relationship between art and science. Second in the series was George LeGrady's "[the clearing] in 1994, an interactive computer artwork that explores the construction of meaning through the language of the Western news representation of the Bosnian conflict.

[ the clearing ]
by George Legrady



An interactive computer artwork that explores the construction of meaning through the language of the Western news representation of the Bosnian conflict. With the assistance of the mouse, viewers explore the surface of a moving hunting photograph to scan a range of topics on Bosnia. They can choose 30 categories to examine news quotes set against the photograph. Different points of view are identified through color coding: the Bosnian Muslims, the Serbs and outside news commentaries. The viewer's experience of information search through this computer program interface is designed to reveal the traces of vision technologies' origins in military and medical applications - a particular kind of seeing that can be described as "search and destroy" or "hold still while I examine." By situating the Bosnian conflict into the familiar game format, real world content is introduced into a form generally not known for its criticality. This allows for a creative exploration of alternative ways in which information can be disseminated and retrieved from databases.

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[the clearing] is an interactive computer artwork that explores the construction of cultural meaning through the language of the technologicallly mediated Western news' representation of the conflict in Bosnia.

with the assisstance of the mouse, viewers explore the surface of a moving hunting photograph. By this action, the viewer scans a range of topics on Bosnia and can choose any of 30 categories to examine news quotes set against the photograph. Three separate points of view are given. The Bosnian Muslims' , the Serbs' and outside news commentaries.

The viewer's experience of information search through this computer program interface is designed to reveal the traces of vision technologies' origins in military and medical applications - a particular kind of seeing that can be described as "search and destroy" or " hold still while I examine" .

Keywords: world event, sub-text, Balkan, dissemination, information, ethnic genocide, Western interests, media industry, Muslim, frame of reference, Europe, historical memory, narratives in context.

Cultures: From the Annotated Self
by Sammy Cucher

These images are from "The Annotated Self," a project that includes three separate photographic series dealing with issues of consciousness, psychological identity and memory. The source for the images in the "Cultures" series are photographs of doodles drawn on the margins of notebooks, day planners, post-its and scattered notepads. Drawn mostly while on the phone and without any artistic intention, they constitute a sort of automatic writing. The doodles are distilled from an unconscious creative urge which, as I see it, is linked to the basic biological process that enables the evolution of life. -Sammy Cucher

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