Pall Thayer
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Works in Greenwich, Connecticut United States of America

Pall Thayer is an artist.
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Heimspeki og list/Philosophy and art

Heimspeki & myndlist
THann 21. november i stofu 101 i Odda kl. 20:00 gengst Felag ahu=
gamanna um heimspeki fyrir fundi um fagurfraedhi netsins og hvadha ahr=
if thadh hefur a skilning okkar a listhugtakinu. Margret Elisabet=
Olafsdottur flytur lestur um efnidh og Pall Thayer og Ragnar Helgi =
Olafsson syna verk sin. THau munu svo sitja i panel asamt fleiru=
m og raedha malin i vidhu samhengi. Her er ridhidh a vadhi=
dh medh adh fast vidh tengsl myndlistar og heimspeki, en adhur hef=
ur felagidh fengist vidh tengsl bokmennta og heimspeki.

Philosophy and art
8 pm, November 21 in room 101 at Odda at the University of Iceland
The Icelandic Association of Philosophy will host an evening on the aesthet=
ics of the internet and how it affects definitions of art. Margret Elisabet=
Olafsdottir will lecture on this topic and Pall Thayer and Ragnar Helgi Ol=
afsson will present their work on the internet. Afterwards there will be an=
open discussion. This is the first time the association deals with philoso=
phy and art but in the past it has dealt with philosophy and literature.

Pall Thayer

Ragnar Helgi Olafsson

Pall Thayer
Fjolbrautaskolinn vid Armula (


Pythagoras harmony of the spheres

Just had a discussion with someone and it seems that no-one's picking up on=
the connection so this is me pointing it out:

Because the Pythagoreans thought that the heavenly bodies are separated fro=
m one another by intervals corresponding to the harmonic lengths of strings=
, they held that the movement of the spheres gives rise to a musical sound-=
the "universal harmony of the spheres."
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2000

Pall Thayer
Fjolbrautaskolinn vid Armula (


Re: US Army Recruiting Computer Game

Yes, very scary. I noticed however that they don't appear to have a Macintosh version. I guess that's because they know we're all peace-loving-hippies and lost causes anyway.


Re: On Masks

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: On Masks

> Pubic / performance art is a tremendous responsibility and a capability
> which belongs to those willing and capable of it.
Finally K said something interesting. Hmm... pubic art....
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RHIZOME_RAW: show me my art

Hi Marc,
Thanks for the 5 quid, I'll take them rather than the dollars seeing as the=
pound is slightly higher in value. I've changed the image back to the dots=
I was using before. The animated lines were just a bit to CPU intensive wh=
en the number of them was up to 200-300. I agree on the enclosing square, w=
ith the dots the square area isn't as appearant. The high pitched sound tha=
t was bothering you is one of the points of the work. There are three sound=
s going but you can only control one of them. It's like if you followed Fre=
nch politics closely and the current controlling party really got on your n=
erves. You can't do anything about it, you're not allowed to vote in France=
. But you could for instance, try to influence your French friends. Likewis=
e, you could've rang a friend who's IP number was very different from yours=
and perhaps he would have been able to change the high pitched sound for y=
ou. It's sort of like creating borders on the internet between IP numbers i=
nstead of countries.

Best regards,
----- Original Message -----
From: furtherfield
To: Pall Thayer ;
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2002 5:23 AM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: show me my art

Hi Paul,

Thanx for that, enjoyed playing around with the different levels of speed=
using the dots below (i think that is what they were for) & the visual, ha=
rmonic circling sound monitor. I tried to get rid of that high pitched soun=
d in the background, it felt like a manic case of tinnitus for me, everythi=
ng else was of course great - it gave off a sense calmness which is well ne=
eded these days. You should give a visit also, you might find thei=
r work pretty interesting. One other comment in respect of page design, the=
harmonic visual on the mid-right side (I feel) would be more fluid if you =
took the image out of the square frame, that it less contained. That's my $=
5's or