BLIT:SCREEN [invitation/announcement]

Posted by jake elliott | Tue Mar 21st 2006 8:04 p.m.

invite(*, BLIT:SCREEN) {

BLIT:SCREEN == http://blitscreen.criticalartware.net

this is an open invitation to collectives, clans, classes, cabals, crews + colleagues to contribute+participate+activate BLIT:SCREEN!

blit /blit/ vt. 1. [common] To copy a large array of bits from one part of a computer's memory to another part, particularly when the memory is being used to determine what is shown on a display screen.
-- jargon file, [http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/B/blit.html]

BLIT:SCREEN is a [webApp|system|artware] running on the criticalartware platform. localized groups (collectives, clans, classes, cabals etc.) sign up, register a mailing address + media playback capabilities + then receive media from randomized sources throughout the WWWorld. once a month, the BLIT:SCREEN system sends each group an email with the mailing address of another group to which to mail media. as a result, every group who participates in this physical exchange receives a DVD-R or CD-R or VHS or VinylRecord or any other media type delivered in any other appropriate format from 01 other participating group every month. likewise every group sends 01 instance of BLIT:SCREEN out to 01 group (whom BLIT:SCREEN has suggested), thereby creating a deeply distributed + dynamic 01 to 01 network.

BLIT:SCREEN is both a distribution system + a distributed archive. in this way the system is grid distribution + grid archiving. nothing is prescribed about participating groups; a group might be a hacker collective living in a squat, an experimental television station [+/or] a professor collecting + distributing student work. media distributed through BLIT:SCREEN could include completed projects, artworks, raw materials for production+remix, critical txts, unearthed archives, shared cultural resources, &c&c. the BLIT:SCREEN system assumes no prescriptions [+/or] standards as to what participants do with the material they receive, however, screening+discussion+archiving are encouraged. BLIT:SCREEN draws connections from the hystories + technologies of bicycling physical video tapes during the early video art moment, {sneaker|floppy|walk}-nets + onLine {communication|development} [channels/paths] in demoscenes + BBS culture as well as {highlighting|suggesting} contemporary possibilities for the role of decentralized distribution modalities + resource sharing.

BLIT:SCREEN runs on the criticalartware applat ([application/platform]). criticalartware develops new media discourse by engaging early moments of {code|concept}-based experimental [media art/artware], conversing with + interviewing those active in these early moments ++ sharing cultural resources connecting these conversations. criticalartware as a crew of core.developers is also a [user/participant] in the BLIT:SCREEN system. as such criticalartware core.dvrs will send, receive + BLIT:SCREEN media. BLIT:SCREEN as a project has been initiated by criticalartware core.dvr jake elliott + {continues|extends} criticalartware's commitment to open exchanges + criticalConspiracies.

register + BLIT -> http://blitscreen.criticalartware.net

}
  • jake elliott | Tue Mar 21st 2006 8:04 p.m.
    invite(*, BLIT:SCREEN) {

    BLIT:SCREEN == http://blitscreen.criticalartware.net

    this is an open invitation to collectives, clans, classes, cabals, crews + colleagues to contribute+participate+activate BLIT:SCREEN!

    blit /blit/ vt. 1. [common] To copy a large array of bits from one part of a computer's memory to another part, particularly when the memory is being used to determine what is shown on a display screen.
    -- jargon file, [http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/B/blit.html]

    BLIT:SCREEN is a [webApp|system|artware] running on the criticalartware platform. localized groups (collectives, clans, classes, cabals etc.) sign up, register a mailing address + media playback capabilities + then receive media from randomized sources throughout the WWWorld. once a month, the BLIT:SCREEN system sends each group an email with the mailing address of another group to which to mail media. as a result, every group who participates in this physical exchange receives a DVD-R or CD-R or VHS or VinylRecord or any other media type delivered in any other appropriate format from 01 other participating group every month. likewise every group sends 01 instance of BLIT:SCREEN out to 01 group (whom BLIT:SCREEN has suggested), thereby creating a deeply distributed + dynamic 01 to 01 network.

    BLIT:SCREEN is both a distribution system + a distributed archive. in this way the system is grid distribution + grid archiving. nothing is prescribed about participating groups; a group might be a hacker collective living in a squat, an experimental television station [+/or] a professor collecting + distributing student work. media distributed through BLIT:SCREEN could include completed projects, artworks, raw materials for production+remix, critical txts, unearthed archives, shared cultural resources, &c&c. the BLIT:SCREEN system assumes no prescriptions [+/or] standards as to what participants do with the material they receive, however, screening+discussion+archiving are encouraged. BLIT:SCREEN draws connections from the hystories + technologies of bicycling physical video tapes during the early video art moment, {sneaker|floppy|walk}-nets + onLine {communication|development} [channels/paths] in demoscenes + BBS culture as well as {highlighting|suggesting} contemporary possibilities for the role of decentralized distribution modalities + resource sharing.

    BLIT:SCREEN runs on the criticalartware applat ([application/platform]). criticalartware develops new media discourse by engaging early moments of {code|concept}-based experimental [media art/artware], conversing with + interviewing those active in these early moments ++ sharing cultural resources connecting these conversations. criticalartware as a crew of core.developers is also a [user/participant] in the BLIT:SCREEN system. as such criticalartware core.dvrs will send, receive + BLIT:SCREEN media. BLIT:SCREEN as a project has been initiated by criticalartware core.dvr jake elliott + {continues|extends} criticalartware's commitment to open exchanges + criticalConspiracies.

    register + BLIT -> http://blitscreen.criticalartware.net

    }
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