brad brace
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8000th image just posted!


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The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project >>>> posted since 1994 <<<<

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You begin to sense the byshadows that stretch from the awe of global
dominance. How the intersecting systems help pull us apart, leaving
us vague, drained, docile, soft in our inner discourse, willing to be
shaped, to be overwhelmed -- easy retreats, half beliefs. Works of art
are complex formal interventions within discursive traditions and their
myriad filiations. These interventions are defined precisely by their
incomparable capacity to trace the dynamics of historical process in
paradoxical gestures of simultaneously prognostic and mnemonic
temporalities.
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> > > > Synopsis: The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project began December 30, 1994. A
`round-the-clock posting of sequenced hypermodern imagery from { brad
brace }. The hypermodern minimizes the familiar, the known, the
recognizable; it suspends identity, relations and history. This
discourse, far from determining the locus in which it speaks, is avoiding
the ground on which it could find support. It is trying to operate a
decentering that leaves no privilege to any center.

The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project
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began December 30, 1994

Pointless Hypermodern Imagery... posted/mailed every 12 hours... a
spectral, trajective alignment for the 00`s! A continuum of minimalist
masks in the face of catastrophe; conjuring up transformative metaphors
for the everyday... A poetic reversibility of exclusive events...

A post-rhetorical, continuous, apparently random sequence of
imagery... genuine gritty, greyscale... corruptable, compact,
collectable and compelling convergence. The voluptuousness of the grey
imminence: the art of making the other disappear. Continual visual
impact; an optical drumming, sculpted in duration, on the endless present
of the Net.

An extension of the printed ISBN-Book (0-9690745) series... critically
unassimilable... imagery is gradually acquired, selected and re-sequenced
over time... ineluctable, vertiginous connections. The 12hr dialtone...

[ see http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/netcom/books.txt ]

KEYWORDS:

>> Disconnected, disjunctive, distended, de-centered,
de-composed, ambiguous, augmented, ambilavent, homogeneous, reckless...
>> Multi-faceted, oblique, obsessive, obscure, obdurate...
>> Promulgated, personal, permeable, prolonged, polymorphous, provocative,
poetic, plural, perverse, potent, prophetic, pathological, pointless...
>> Emergent, evolving, eccentric, eclectic, egregious, exciting,
entertaining, evasive, entropic, erotic, entrancing, enduring,
expansive...

Every 12 hours, another!... view them, re-post `em, save `em,
trade `em, print `em, even publish them...

Here`s how:

~ Set www-links to -> http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/12hr.html
-> http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/12hr.html
-> http://bbrace.net/12hr.html
-> http://noemata.net/12hr/

Look for the 12-hr-icon. Heavy traffic may require you to specify files
more than once! Anarchie, Fetch, CuteFTP, TurboGopher...

~ Download from -> ftp.rdrop.com /pub/users/bbrace
Download from -> ftp.eskimo.com /u/b/bbrace
Download from -> hotline://artlyin.ftr.va.com.au
Download from -> ftp://bjornmag:Sobject@kunst.no/12hr/12hr.jpeg

* Remember to set tenex or binary. Get 12hr.jpeg

~ E-mail -> If you only have access to email, then you can use FTPmail to
do essentially the same thing. Send a message with a body of 'help' to
the server address nearest you:
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ftpmail@ccc.uba.ar ftpmail@cs.uow.edu.au
ftpmail@ftp.uni-stuttgart.de ftpmail@ftp.Dartmouth.edu
ftpmail@ieunet.ie ftpmail@src.doc.ic.ac.uk
ftpmail@archie.inesc.pt ftpmail@ftp.sun.ac.za
ftpmail@ftp.sunet.se ftpmail@ftp.luth.se
ftpmail@NCTUCCCA.edu.tw ftpmail@oak.oakland.edu
ftpmail@sunsite.unc.edu ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com
ftpmail@census.gov
bitftp@plearn.bitnet bitftp@dearn.bitnet
bitftp@vm.gmd.de bitftp@plearn.edu.pl
bitftp@pucc.princeton.edu bitftp@pucc.bitnet
* *

~ Mirror-sites requested! Archives too!
The latest new jpeg will always be named, 12hr.jpeg
Average size of images is only 45K.
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Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories:
src.doc.ic.ac.uk:/packages/mirror
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~ Postings to usenet newsgroups:
12hr
alt.12hr
alt.binaries.pictures.12hr
alt.binaries.pictures.misc
alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.misc

* * Ask your system's news-administrator to carry these groups!
(There are also usenet image browsers: TIFNY, PluckIt, Picture Agent,
PictureView, Extractor97, NewsRover, Binary News Assistant, EasyNews)

~ This interminable, relentless (online) sequence of imagery began in
earnest on December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the project has been
over twenty-five years in the making. While the specific sequence of
photographs has been presently orchestrated for many years` worth of
12-hour postings, I will undoubtedly be tempted to tweak the ongoing
publication with additional new interjected imagery. Each 12-hour image
is like the turning of a page; providing ample time for reflection,
interruption, and assimilation.

~ The sites listed above also contain information on other cultural
projects and sources.

~ A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and
occasional commentary related to this project has been established at
topica.com /subscribe 12hr-isbn-jpeg

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This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some
opportunities still exist for financially assisting the publication of
editions of large (33x46") prints; perhaps (Iris giclees) inkjet duotones
or extended-black quadtones. Other supporters receive rare copies of the
first three web-offset printed ISBN-Books. Contributions and requests for
12hr-email-subscriptions, can also be made at
http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/buy-into.html, or by mailed cheque/check:
$5/mo $50/yr. Art-institutions must pay for any images retained longer
than 12 hours.

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ISBN is International Standard Book Number. JPEG and GIF are types of
image files. Get the text-file, 'pictures-faq' to learn how to view or
translate these images. [http://www.eskimo.com/~bbrace/netcom/pictures
-faq.html]

--
(c) Credit appreciated. Copyleft

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

<bbrace@eskimo.com>

DISCUSSION

Global Islands Project


Global Islands Project -- ongoing series of multi-media pdf-ebooks -- a pastoral,
pictorial and phonic elicitation of island parameters.

Your (Art)world is based on mutual relief at your common corruption. Maybe some
cultures are based on even worse. But that wouldn't change the bad faith of it and
as years go by, you wake at night in terror of your whole life being an act of bad
faith, where everything is self-interest and nothing more, where every human
interaction is driven by a silent, even subconscious calculation of some ulterior
motive, to the point that a sea of bad faith has taken over your whole life,
there's no small island left from which you can even try to build a bridge of good
faith, because even that effort becomes suspect, even good faith is nothing but
self-interested, even altruism is nothing but solipsistic, even your professed
agonizing right here right now is nothing but a gesture, made to the conscience in
order to assure it that it exists.

http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/id.html
http://bbrace.net/id.html

Island 1.0 is Ambergris Caye, Belize
Island 2.0 is Koh Si Chang, Thailand
Island 3.0 is Lamu, Kenya

Global Islands Project:

Island 1.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island1/island1.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island1/island1.html
-- over 800 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 69mb -- (acrobat 6)

Island 2.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island2/island2.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island2/island2.html
-- over 535 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 78mb -- (acrobat 6)

/:b

DISCUSSION

Global Islands Project


Global Islands Project -- ongoing series of multi-media pdf-ebooks -- a pastoral,
pictorial and phonic elicitation of island parameters.

Your (Art)world is based on mutual relief at your common corruption. Maybe some
cultures are based on even worse. But that wouldn't change the bad faith of it and
as years go by, you wake at night in terror of your whole life being an act of bad
faith, where everything is self-interest and nothing more, where every human
interaction is driven by a silent, even subconscious calculation of some ulterior
motive, to the point that a sea of bad faith has taken over your whole life,
there's no small island left from which you can even try to build a bridge of good
faith, because even that effort becomes suspect, even good faith is nothing but
self-interested, even altruism is nothing but solipsistic, even your professed
agonizing right here right now is nothing but a gesture, made to the conscience in
order to assure it that it exists.

http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/id.html
http://bbrace.net/id.html

Island 1.0 is Ambergris Caye, Belize
Island 2.0 is Koh Si Chang, Thailand
Island 3.0 is Lamu, Kenya

Global Islands Project:

Island 1.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island1/island1.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island1/island1.html
-- over 800 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 69mb -- (acrobat 6)

Island 2.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island2/island2.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island2/island2.html
-- over 535 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 78mb -- (acrobat 6)

/:b

DISCUSSION

Global Islands Project


Global Islands Project -- ongoing series of multi-media pdf-ebooks -- a pastoral,
pictorial and phonic elicitation of island parameters.

Your (Art)world is based on mutual relief at your common corruption. Maybe some
cultures are based on even worse. But that wouldn't change the bad faith of it and
as years go by, you wake at night in terror of your whole life being an act of bad
faith, where everything is self-interest and nothing more, where every human
interaction is driven by a silent, even subconscious calculation of some ulterior
motive, to the point that a sea of bad faith has taken over your whole life,
there's no small island left from which you can even try to build a bridge of good
faith, because even that effort becomes suspect, even good faith is nothing but
self-interested, even altruism is nothing but solipsistic, even your professed
agonizing right here right now is nothing but a gesture, made to the conscience in
order to assure it that it exists.

http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/id.html
http://bbrace.net/id.html

Island 1.0 is Ambergris Caye, Belize
Island 2.0 is Koh Si Chang, Thailand
Island 3.0 is Lamu, Kenya

Global Islands Project:

Island 1.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island1/island1.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island1/island1.html
-- over 800 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 69mb -- (acrobat 6)

Island 2.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island2/island2.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island2/island2.html
-- over 535 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 78mb -- (acrobat 6)

/:b

DISCUSSION

Global Islands Project


Global Islands Project -- ongoing series of multi-media pdf-ebooks -- a pastoral,
pictorial and phonic elicitation of island parameters.

Your (Art)world is based on mutual relief at your common corruption. Maybe some
cultures are based on even worse. But that wouldn't change the bad faith of it and
as years go by, you wake at night in terror of your whole life being an act of bad
faith, where everything is self-interest and nothing more, where every human
interaction is driven by a silent, even subconscious calculation of some ulterior
motive, to the point that a sea of bad faith has taken over your whole life,
there's no small island left from which you can even try to build a bridge of good
faith, because even that effort becomes suspect, even good faith is nothing but
self-interested, even altruism is nothing but solipsistic, even your professed
agonizing right here right now is nothing but a gesture, made to the conscience in
order to assure it that it exists.

http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/id.html
http://bbrace.net/id.html

Island 1.0 is Ambergris Caye, Belize
Island 2.0 is Koh Si Chang, Thailand
Island 3.0 is Lamu, Kenya

Global Islands Project:

Island 1.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island1/island1.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island1/island1.html
-- over 800 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 69mb -- (acrobat 6)

Island 2.0 -> http://bbrace.net/islands/island2/island2.html
or http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/islands/island2/island2.html
-- over 535 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 78mb -- (acrobat 6)

/:b