Jim Andrews
Since the beginning
Works in Victoria Canada

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BIO
Jim Andrews does http://vispo.com . He is a poet-programmer and audio guy. His work explores the new media possibilities of poetry, and seeks to synthesize the poetical with other arts and media.
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DISCUSSION

Reviewed: 'A Philosophy of Computer Art' by Dominic McIver Lopes


Here's a review I wrote of a new book called 'A Philosophy of Computer Art' by Dominic McIver Lopes: http://netpoetic.com . There's also a link in it to a video interview I did with the author.

ja
http://vispo.com

EVENT

LET'S RESTART!!!


Dates:
Wed Apr 22, 2009 00:00 - Wed Apr 22, 2009

Location:
Germany

I wrote a shoot-em-up online poetry game a while ago called Arteroids ( http://vispo.com/arteroids ). It's currently being exhibited in Leipzig, Germany at D21 in a show called LET'S RESTART!!! curated by Michael Arzt. Leipzig is in what was the Communist sector of Germany. The show at D21 features five computer games/works of art. All the games are accessible via the Internet. They are for free public access.

Here are some pictures from the opening at D21 in Leipzig: http://vispo.com/arteroids/leipzig . The D21 site is at http://d21-leipzig.de/restart where you can read descriptions of the games, links to the games themselves, and Michael's introduction to the show.

ja
http://vispo.com


EVENT

Sound Seeker by David Jhave Johnston on vispo.com


Dates:
Mon Apr 13, 2009 00:00 - Mon Apr 13, 2009

SOUND SEEKER
David Jhave Johnston (Canada)
http://vispo.com/jhave

Sound Seeker is a "code-synch beat-match jump-edit txt-tool" written in
Actionscript. Jhave says Sound Seeker is "an online real-time
beat-synchronized poem animator. Sound drives the rhythm of the words: their
speed and style of display can be controlled." The homepage shows twelve
experimental video poems produced by Jhave with Sound Seeker. Access the
underlying interactive Flash app in the "Method" section. In the
"Motivation" section, Jhave discusses remarks by Rudolph Arnheim concerning
intermedia. A fascinating poetry, programming, video, audio, 3D animation,
and theory/poetics project-and the writing is very lively on its own. A
significant project in digital poetry of considerable achievement.

The Sound Seeker video poems on vispo.com are fairly early in Jhave's
development of Sound Seeker. Here are some later ones:
http://glia.ca/conu/SOFTIES . I find these absorbingly watchable/
readable. As poems. As videos. As net art.


EVENT

Digital poetry from 1987 by Geof Huth


Dates:
Wed Dec 31, 2008 00:00 - Wed Dec 31, 2008

Location:
Canada

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ENDEMIC BATTLE COLLAGE AND
OTHER 1987 APPLE BASIC POEMS
by Geof Huth
http://vispo.com/huth

Endemic Battle Collage and other 1987 Apple Basic Poems is a suite of
programmed, animated poems by Geof Huth. This work is discussed in Chris
Funkhouser's landmark book Prehistoric Digital Poetry. Because this early
Huth work is digital and from 1987, it's been unavailable for many years.
You can view the work as video at http://vispo.com/huth or download an
emulator and view the poems through the emulator. Also included on vispo.com
are writings by Geof Huth about these works and about digital poetry more
generally. And an introduction by me to the project.

This is some of the earliest programmed+kinetic visual poetry created. This
Huth work and bpNichol's related First Screening at http://vispo.com/bp
exude the sense of excitement Nichol and Huth felt at this incunabular point
in the intersection of visual and digital poetry with the cinematic.

Happy new year to all Rhizomers!

ja


EVENT

dbCinema binary meditations


Dates:
Fri Dec 19, 2008 00:00 - Fri Dec 19, 2008

Location:
Canada

dbCinema is an ongoing project i've been working on for a few years. it's now a graphic synthesizer.

here is a slidvid of screenshots of 'movies' produced with dbCinema: http://vispo.com/dbcinema/kandinsky/slidvid.htm

most of these screenshots are 1280x1024

info about the current state of the project at http://vispo.com/dbcinema/kandinsky3/intro and http://vispo.com/dbcinema/meditations.htm

ja
http://vispo.com