brad brace
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Works in Portland, Oregon United States of America

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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 750 images and hour-long audiotrack -- 59mb --
(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 -- 79mb --
(acrobat 6)

EVENT

Global Islands Project


Dates:
Fri Oct 14, 2005 00:00 - Thu Oct 13, 2005

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)


DISCUSSION

Global Islands Project


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

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)

DISCUSSION

Global Islands Project


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

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)

EVENT

12hr update


Dates:
Tue Sep 13, 2005 00:00 - Tue Sep 13, 2005

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

* 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: * 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.
* Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories:
src.doc.ic.ac.uk:/packages/mirror *

~ Postings to usenet newsgroups: 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 sequence of imagery began in earnest
on December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the project has been
over twenty-four years in the making. While the specific sequence of
photographs has been presently orchestrated for more than 12 years'
worth of 12-hour postings, I will undoubtedly be tempted to tweak the
ongoing publication with additional new interjected imagery. Each
12-hour posting 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

--

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. 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

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