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judsoN = computer artist for shows internationally on stages, galleries and the web, and the Artistic Director of Plasma Studii, a non-profit arts organization in New York. His goal is to use technology as a tool to fuse arbitrary distinctions in art, such as dance and sculpture, color and sound frequencies, stages and web sites. His live interactive pieces appear in such venues as plays in circus tents across Europe, installations for places like the Arts Council of Mildura, Australia, on web sites at ISCAM (in Istanbul) and cTheory for Cornell University (twice). His artwork published in books (US, Europe, South America) and on CD-Roms worldwide. Studied choreography under Doug Elkins, music composition with a student of Stockhausen.
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Fw: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: How do you prepare a powerpoint presentation for a strange machine?


java'd work too. make an applet.

most stuff assumes everything's a relative address, like "../folderNextDoor/file.txt",
sometimes you can work around what you're saying by simply never specifying a literal
address ("http://server.com/folder/file.txt" may be the same as "file://account/desktop/
project/folder/file.txt")

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Re: How do you prepare a powerpoint presentation for a strange machine?


geert,

don't know much about keynote or powerpoint. both probably too limited to small, by-the-
book variations of the manual's examples. you are probably doing a lot more than they are
capable of.

for specifying local and http files interchangeably, flash will do it. but it's only slightly less
by-the-book. director (especially with the file io xtra, but isn't required for what you
describe) is an ideal bet, but only if you have it and if you have used it enough to be
comfortable (fast).

one obvious choice, is for the CGI-type scripts to run locally. every platform CAN run Perl,
PHP, Python, etc, but doubt this committee would have any installed.

much of what you may want to do to use local and web files can be done with javascript. it
even does some CGI-type things like reports the referring page or IP address (which may
only be 127.0.0.1, but you can use it as a test, to tell the script if things are local or
networked and from where)

good luck.

On Aug 27, 2005, at 4:39 AM, Geert Dekkers wrote:

Hi list

I have a problem that someone might be able to help me with.

I am currently working on an application for a grant, and here in the Netherlands, this implies
preparing a powerpoint presentation for a arts board committee on a strange machine, done
by someone you don't know and can't speak to. Worse, the committee can't garantee an
internet connection during the presentation!

I'm using Keynote to build my presentation. I can link to webpages on my site from within
Keynote (I'll export the presentation to powerpoint in the end) so I can show my php and
other serverside work as well as link directly to swf and javascript-enabled webpages.

But, obviously, this will only work if there is an internet connection. So, the other day, I
thought I might link directly to a local file on the CD I plan to send to said committee. But
alas! Keynote will not link to a local webpage. Nor will PowerPoint! (even if you use the file://
/ protocol, AND figure out what the path on your CD will be...)

So, is there any other way?? How do you guys present net.art work (barring, of course, giving
the committee the url) ??? I would like a compact and most importantly, a fool-proof
presentation. And yes, I will build a complete local website including all clientside stuff. But
I'd rather link to the files directly.

Hope you can help

Cheers
Geert
http://nznl.com
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Re: RHIZOME_RAW:


this is a great post. it's nice to see it clearly laid out.

however, it isn't the technical level, function or definition of IP as it is practiced that's
questionable. this really is just the outer surface of what i'm referring to. my beef is with
claiming ideas are generated by the individual who also receives them. therefore, at most,
it's sort of a "finders keepers" or "whoever gets there first".

while, i also believe we are responsible for our ACTIONS. there is no way for us to fully
understand or be so cock-sure of where our thoughts come from. the assumption is they
come from us alone. but that's a little like assuming the earth must be the center of the
universe. not only didn't the belief sprout from any observation, the proofs are convoluted
constructions after-the-fact to support the opinion.

it certainly doesn't discount free-will, but either way, you end up thinking what you think.
whether you decide or another force dictates or some phenomena influence your thoughts,
the result is exactly the same. so there's no point in arguing it. thus there's no point in
making laws about it.

one could certainly create a program that cycles through every 6-10 word combination in the
dictionary and auto-submit it to a patent office. most of the submissions would be non-
sense, but theoretical, you will have patented every idea that isn't yet. (the one's that already
are may make no $ or be thrown out, depending on the diligence of the office.)

first one to write this program wins.

(most religions profess some sort of collective consciousness, but it is also a belief, sans
religion. the idea that all the thoughts are amassed, that our brains connect (via prayer, high
frequency waves, etc) to more or less or various parts of it. it's nmot a bullet-proof proof
but neither unprovable nor is the antithesis provable.)

On Aug 26, 2005, at 3:10 AM, Jim Andrews wrote:

i chanced upon a lawyer on the lawn at a cocktail party this weekend. his
group deals with intellectual property. so asked him, as we sat on the lawn,
about what is patentable.

j: what is patentable? algorithms?

l: no, not really. what's patentable is more abstract than that. because if
algorithms were patentable, it would be easy to just change it a bit to
avoid the patent.

j: ok. um, so what's patentable is what the algorithm does?

l: no, that's not patentable. because if it were, that would disallow
everyone else from doing the same thing, and we don't want that. what's
patentable is down a level in abstraction from that.

j: you'll have to describe that level to me.

l: what's patentable is the set of general steps involved in the algorithm.
not at the level of code, but of idea, concept.

j: ok. what determines whether a particular idea/algorithm is patentable?

l: there are three main things taken into consideration.
1. has it been done before? if so, it isn't likely patentable.
2. utility. is the idea sufficiently valuable that something besides
vanity is involved in patenting it?
3. is it an obvious consequence of something previous? if so, it isn't
likely patentable.

this was all before a few more cocktails, so i remember it well. this
concerns canadian patent law. not sure if it's the same idea elsewhere.

ja
http://vispo.com

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>>"intellectual property" is just silly. no matter who claims it.

>That sounds like a really silly statement. Tell us what's silly about intellectual property?

was outa town.

intellectual property is silly, here's why i say it ...

claiming to "own" intellectual property is a lot like saying they own a rainbow, from
longitude/latitude point A to point B, it's not just a doomed concept, untennable on the web,
it's kinda ignorant. anyone who thinks they "own" an idea, might as well say they own the
moon too.

even if you don't subscribe to a "collective unconsciousness", it's a fable that ideas are
invented.

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stage * galleries * web
POI Box 1086
Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025
http://plasmastudii.org

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both ways? nike+batman


intellectual property" is just silly. no matter who claims it.

dumb dc comics ...
>http://newsgrist.typepad.com/underbelly/2005/08/artnet_news_aug.html

... = dumb rock star
> http://www.emergentbehaviour.org/?p7

how come it's pretty easy to discard the belief santa clause exists, and yet people still get
huffy about copyright? what would change their minds? there are alternatives (not that any
are needed), old enough proofs from varying schools/perspectives (neurology, post-
modernism, ...)?

i gave up comic books as a kid when a cute girl said they were childish. maybe if enough
cute people spoke out against copyright, these bean counters would change their ways.

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stage * galleries * web
PO Box 1086
Cathedral Station
New York, NY 10025
http://plasmastudii.org