Pall Thayer
Since the beginning
Works in Greenwich, Connecticut United States of America

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BIO
Pall Thayer is an artist.

http://pallthayer.dyndns.org
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DISCUSSION

Looking for the new universal harmony


http://www.this.is/pallit/harmony
Icelandic artist Pall Thayer has released a new project titled "Looking for=
the new universal harmony". This is a multi-user interface allowing the us=
er to manipulate both sound and image. How the users interaction appears in=
the work is based on the users IP number. That's the "new universal" part.=
A persons identity on the internet has little or nothing to do with nation=
ality. What really defines us are our IP numbers so what I'm doing is seper=
ating all possible network identities into three different groups in the au=
dio portion and individually unique appearances (color) in the visual porti=
on. All of this is based on IP numbers rather than nationality. As many of =
you know, there are no nation-specific patterns in IP numbers. Even here in=
tiny Iceland I've seen IP numbers starting with anything from sixty-someth=
ing up to two hundred and seventeen.

Enjoy,
Pall Thayer

DISCUSSION

my new work again


Hi all,
My server was under a distributed denial of service attack, again. So
some people trying to view my beta test may not have been able to get
access. The server is now back up and running fine and I shouldn't be
having any more problems with it. Once again the URL is
http://130.208.220.190/nuharm/

As I say, this is a sort of beta stage so I'd appreciate any feedback.
I'd especially like to know how it goes for people with regular phone
modems (56k).

Best regards,
Pall
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Pall Thayer
myndlistamadhur/kennari
artist/teacher
Fjolbrautaskolanum vidh Armula (www.fa.is)
http://www.this.is/pallit
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DISCUSSION

new work


Hi all,
I've got a new project I'm sort of beta testing. It's called "Looking for t=
he new universal harmony" and can be found at http://130.208.220.190/nuharm=
/

Pall Thayer

DISCUSSION

new work


Hi all,

I appoligize for any multiple postings.

That said, I've got a new project out that's in a sort of beta testing stage. It's called "Looking for the new universal harmony" and can be found at http://130.208.220.190/nuharm/

Pall Thayer

DISCUSSION

Re: inIVA x-space commission


I think my point is being missed. Wouldn't we find it absurd if someone who
didn't know how to paint, who's thing was to come up with ideas of paintings
and have a *real* painter paint them, went around calling himself a painter?
Now let's take it a little further. A sculptor who works with metal
structures. Only, he doesn't know how to weld so he gets someone else to put
it together for him. The welder of course has to point out every now and
then, "Well, this little bit here won't work. The piece won't be structuraly
sound. It'll just fall apart, so we'll have to add a little piece on this
side to hold the whole thing together." The artists idea was flawed. He
would of realized this if he knew anything about welding. So now the
finished artwork isn't quite what the artist had in mind, but close enough,
or not. Next comes this *new media artist*. He's got an excellent idea for a
project but doesn't know how to do it. He just got his modem last week and
managed to download a crack for the trial version of Dreamweaver. He plays
around with it for a couple of days and then decides, "Ah, screw it. My
girlfriends brother is a computer programmer. I'll see if he can help me out
with it." So now, our artist is going to discuss how to make artwork with a
guy who thinks Ingres is a GUI manager for Postgres and that Yves Kline was
a fashion designer. The result is bound to lose most of the artistic focus.
Also, artists have a different way with things. I think we have a certain
way of learning how to use things. A way that opens the medium up to new
possibilities that those who created it never even thought of before. If
we're going to be able to do something remarkable with the medium, we have
to learn enough about it to be able to mold it in our hands like clay. Make
it bend and sway and do whatever we want. When the computer programmers say,
"No, you can't do that." It's our job to show them that you can.

Pall
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jess Loseby" <jess@rssgallery.com>
To: "Pall Thayer" <pall@fa.is>; <list@rhizome.org>
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: inIVA x-space commission

> these sort of calls drive me nuts too.
> I decided to have a rant the other week on a studio based in London
> that was offering a rather nice bursary to digital artists. Dream brief,
no
> timeframe, no agenda, no 'finished' project that you hand over - just
> money to 'buy' time and materials to explore ideas
> BUT
> only london artists could apply.
> I sent them a three page rant on how they had totally misunderstood the
> whole 'freedom of movement' potential of working digitally, translocal
> practice on the net, the difficulties and rarity of gaining funding for
> individual [net] artists and it was totally misplaced to to insist the
artist
> be based in a specific physical location blah blah blah
> I actually got back a rather nice calm email but saying they weren't
> happy about this either but the funding was provided by a specific
> london based organization and had made this a prerequisite of the
> brief...maybe if it was successful it could be expanded, try again soon,
> etc etc etc
> ho hum
> Worked out that I could have spent the total money I've paid in
> childcare to gain the time to write submission for grants, bursaries and
> stipends (that I didn't get) on a whole new computer.
> thanks god for