mez breeze
Since the beginning
Works in Sydney Australia

Mez does for code poetry as jodi and Vuk Cosic have done for ASCII Art: Turning a great, but naively executed concept into something brilliant, paving the ground for a whole generation of digital artists." (Florian Cramer). The impact of her unique code/net.wurks [constructed via her pioneering net.language "mezangelle"] has been equated with the work of Shakespeare, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, and Larry Wall. Mez has exhibited extensively since the early 90s [eg Wollongong World Women Online 1995, ISEA Chicago + ARS Electronica 1997, The Metropolitan Museum Tokyo 1999, SIGGRAPH 1999 & 2000, _Under_Score_ @The Brooklyn Academy of Music 2001, +playengines+ Melbourne Australia 2003, p0es1s Berlin 2004, Dissention Convention @Postmaster Gallery New York 2004, Arte Nuevo InteractivA Mexico 2005, Radical Software @Turin Italy 2006, DIWO @ the HTTP Gallery London 2007, New Media Scotland 2008, the Laguna Art Museum California + Alternator Gallery Canada 2009]. Her awards include the 2001 VIF Prize [Germany], the JavaMuseum Artist Of The Year 2001 [Germany], 2002 Newcastle New Media Poetry Prize [Australia], winner of the 2006 Site Specific Index Page Competition [Italy] + awarded the 2007 "Deep Structure: Deep Play" Neutral Ground/Soil Digital Media Commission [Canada]. Mez is also a Synthetic Ecology Strategist, Futurist and Game Theorist who practices _Poetic Game Interventions_ [the creative manipulation of MMO parameters in order to disrupt or comment on various aspects of augmented states].
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Re: Naked Code

Quoting Jason Van Anden <>:

> A: Am I to assume this same logic is what compels you to use your "own"
> language to express your "self"? Does an author who uses words created
> communally by his culture not have the right to own his story? Am I
> generalizing again?
> j

j, re:_self_x.pression.motivators + logic _after_ an
actual response 2 my ini.[*]ial x.tremely curious as 2 how u
n.ternalise ur code.ownership claim[s] whilst m.ploying programming languages



Re: Naked Code

> From mez and jeremy's posts I gather that if I prefer not to expose my code
> I am either incredibly selfish or insecure. That the artist who chooses to
> create art that requires programming has the added responsibility to the
> community of sharing your code - and that if you are unwilling to comply you
> should be disqualified from receiving funding.


Q: how du u n.tegrate the use of [ie
using a programming language not with functions not.structured
by u] with ur need 2 own.ur.own.code?

A: <n.sert here pls>


Re: Naked Code

Quoting Jason Van Anden <>:

> Here are some cost/benefit analysis thoughts on the subject:
> 1.) Overhead: aka documenting the code. As Jim Andrews points out, open
> source is only useful to others if the code is legible and well documented -
> which requires extra effort on its creator's behalf. This is work. Perhaps
> its selfish - but golly, what a drag.

n.credibly disappointing.orientation.

[u.r.discoun.ting(le): slip.pages+uberness.of.the _accident[all.code]]

> 2.) What is the benefit to the artist? Is it a good thing to enable others
> to easily create derivative works based upon your labors? Am I being funded
> to be a teacher or an artist?



> 3.) My code is my code. I love my code - I mean love it. I like to tinker
> with it, play with it, do whatever I please with it. What if I don't want
> to share it? Its mine. As far as I am concerned - I share the output - the
> process belongs to me. (For the record, I have made some of my code publicly
> available - not that anyone was really that interested).

"I" "I" "I"


> These are mostly personal - but so is making art.

+ the output of is it just for u alone?

>Why is new media
> different? I am not sure that because we create using a readable language
> it should be a requirement that we share it.

so sad this obsession with ownership. cutting of the collective


> Is the art not enough?

Is ur ego just.2.much?



Fwd: [iDC] The Social Machine of Events

>Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 16:04:17 -0500
>From: Trebor Scholz <>
>To: IDC list <>
>Event organizing. Over the past year many experiments with conferencing
>formats took place. They were aimed at escaping the same old
>predicaments. People are fed up with the orthodoxy of traditional,
>hierarchical proceedings of keynote speakers, panels, and unconcentrated
>topical orientation! There is the soporific style of delivering a
>30-page paper to an audience that could have read this text online
>beforehand. Paperism! There is the work-shy re-inscription of yet the
>same players of the virtual intelligentsia over and over again! Peeps
>and masters! Why look at proposals of the



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