Ah, the poetics of computer code! It can be read as a subtext of the art it creates (Whitney's CODeDOC exhibit). Or its syntax can be appropriated into English writing (Mez Breeze, Mark Amerika, NN). 'Life Program' takes the latter approach, but with a multimedia twist. It's the history of mankind as an animated Action Script 'poem.' 'God,' 'human,' and 'nature' are all variables. Unlike lesser code poetry, the syntax isn't merely cyber-fluff; it logically correlates to the plot of the narrative. And the accompanying visuals (animated using Action Script, naturally) make for a provocative experience. - Curt Cloninger
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