Andre SC
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Works in Johannesburg South Africa

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[netVersation] Johannesburg Photography Marathon


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t</small><big><small><small>he</small></small> Johannesburg Photography
Marathon<small>...</small></big></a><br>
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<li><font face="Arial">Saturday the 24th of February 2007, </font></li>
<li><font face="Arial">from 8am to 8pm in and around Fordsburg and
Newtown.</font></li>
<li><font face="Arial">12 hours, 12 checkpoints, 12 themes, 12
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Please pass this on to other exciting talented creative and interesting
people like yourself ;-).<br>
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I'm supporting this project because I believe the the city and her
streets belong to us.<br>
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More info about this event at <a href="http://photographysa.com">http://photographysa.com</a>
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Andr&eacute; SC<br>
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DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION

visitorsstudio rocks


http://www.visitorsstudio.org/mix.pl?id452

visitorsstudio rocks.

(admitedly much of what works about it now (when it works) has to do with
system imposed limitations, but I can't wait to see where this kind of stuff
is going to go, round'bout the the time when 'art' in artificial
intelligence will finaly become justified : )

Andre

DISCUSSION

netVerse update (and b.t.w. isn't it time for Democracy 2.0?)


Visitors and participants can now metaphorically take a few steps back, all=
owing them to see at least a bit more of the bigger 'emergent' picture.

They may even wonder what Democracy 2.0 might look like - while trivially e=
ngaging in relaxing social poetry. ;- )

http://netverse.andresc.net

Regards

Andre SC

http://www.pixelplexus.co.za

DISCUSSION

Re: [RR]: netVerse


JA:> Once the concept of the global or at least net-wide fridge door is
opened,
> so too is the notion of hunger. The net gives us the large fridge door but
> it does not yet literally help feed people. The food is 'for the mind and
> imagination', which is wonderful, but there is deprivation and starvation
> also, in many parts of the world, as we all know. Your piece could also
> deal
> somehow with this, possibly, somehow.

Stimulating. Makes me think of the cheese I'm guilty of letting go mouldy in
my fridge. I could work with content degrading over time etc I suppose, but
I seldom get very far working with things that depress me (e.g. hunger,
AIDS, warfare, rape etc.) as much as I realise these kind of themes seem to
be respected in the 'art community'. I have subtitled the piece 'A Portrait
of Democracy'. I'm interested in the dynamics and issues around concepts
like autonomy, authorship and intellectual property and ownership - and
distributed intelligence, which I hope to explore in nV. (We see a lot of
propaganda about having reached the 10 year anniversary of democracy here in
South Africa - I have mixed feelings about it and its illusions and ironies)

>
> Usually programmed net poetry that takes the fridge-door magnetic poetry
> metaphor has already been done. Much of it is very limited. But your piece
> opens up new space in that concept that I wouldn't have thought of. I look
> forward to seeing where you take it.

Thank you. Me too :-). It depends in part on the willingness of people to
venture in and explore it (nudge nudge wink wink) but so far it looks
promising - there were just over 500 'edits' in the last 24 hours (- most
not by me :-). Some interesting areas are developing which I'd like to make
more accessible, for the time being I've made nV show horisontal and
vertical coordinates of the curent view in the top right-hand corner - which
is perhaps a bit geeky-er than I want the thing to be but will suffice for
the moment.

Anyone interested can drag the background to find:
an interesting 'eye' at 1242, -617,
an interesting composition at -720,-1745
and (what used to be) my stellar Scorpio at 2360, -2000

But what fascinates me most is when more than one person is editing at the
same time and their compositions start impacting on each other, which
reminds of another old shared-text amusement, but I won't go there just yet
(some dhtml texts I recently viewed still has me twitching just thinking
about programmatically cutting text :-)

For the immediate future I want to expand the vocabulary, and refine the mix
of language in the feed. I might also introduce some elements referencing
cartography - but that's for the longer term.

Thanx for the great input

Andre SC

netVerse: (A Portrait of Democracy) http://netverse.andresc.net

www.pixelplexus.co.za

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Andrews" <jim@vispo.com>
To: <list@rhizome.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 2:07 AM
Subject: RE: RHIZOME_RAW: Re: [RR]: netVerse

>
>> '*very* big'... hehe, yea pity they say size doesn't matter.
>> Translating it
>> into a digital image we are (potentially) talking about an image with a
>> 'Megapixel' count with about 34 digits. (the dimensions are only
>> constrained
>> by MySQL's BIGINT data type - for the time being)
>>
>> The size does make it hard to navigate, I'll probably yield and add some
>> unobtrusive way (maybe right-click menu) offering a guided tour
>> of the more
>> interesting places, or at least functionality to get and goto specific
>> co-ordinates.
>>
>> Do you think there is merit in claiming the subtext is something
>> about the
>> net as really big data refrigerator? :)
>>
>> Thanx for the kind Canadian greeting Jim!
>>
>> Andre SC
>> http://netverse.andresc.net
>
>
> Interesting. I wasn't aware that the piece programmed such a large space
> pixel space. I was just thinking of a global fridge door as very large
> geographically, not in pixel size.
>
> Once the concept of the global or at least net-wide fridge door is opened,
> so too is the notion of hunger. The net gives us the large fridge door but
> it does not yet literally help feed people. The food is 'for the mind and
> imagination', which is wonderful, but there is deprivation and starvation
> also, in many parts of the world, as we all know. Your piece could also
> deal
> somehow with this, possibly, somehow.
>
> Usually programmed net poetry that takes the fridge-door magnetic poetry
> metaphor has already been done. Much of it is very limited. But your piece
> opens up new space in that concept that I wouldn't have thought of. I look
> forward to seeing where you take it.
>
> ja
> http://vispo.com
>
>
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