re: M asked "how do we feel about attribution of ownership in
M you raise the question of ownership regarding memories but want to
ownership in thought and speech, ("its all just rehashed thoughts
and texts from someone else that
i've consumed over time and regurgitated in my own mix.."
How much originality are you able to attribute to your "own
And what of found/false/fluid memories?
One of my daughters animates stories she's heard in the family,
photographs she's seen, inserting herself
into events, creating memories that are actual if not factual.
Our genetic memories via the genotype, are susceptible to change in the
phenotype, the lived experience, and how
are these memories comparable to web personalities effects? Working in
convergence media, Avatar Body Collision
are always dealing with diverse memory effects. During a recent
cyberformance of 'Screen Save Her' in
London, we programmed two Palace scenes so that performers were
hands-free to move
avatars around the Palace stage while simultaneously cyberforming
different personas on webcams. If one cyberformer lost her
connection the Palace scripting would halt: how to enact a group event
when part of group memory has been dropped? We could
wheel out a chatterbot to fill the avatar gap, but on the webcams we
couldn't replace that
missing body/window. On webcams, we just rely on improvisation, our
'own mix', over-writing the original in run-time, i.e. like life, not
> >memory is one string, both embodied and disembodied
> >as unreliable as bodies and words.
i also think there is an energetic line that binds them.. a sticky
protein string, maybe its somehow enmeshed in the electrical
bursts thata make my computer screen and the web happen... also i
believe i have gene memories.. memories and familiaraties that have
to do with my conscious lived experience on or offline.. (um and i DONT
new age past-lives..i mean memory that is physically encoded) so im
wondering about memory that is physically encoded in web
our memory of them their memories of themselves..
....i find watching pre-parkinson's footage of michael j fox
> fascinating, as u realise that those idiosyncratic body-gestures may
> so idiosyncratic after all, but precursors of the onset of a
> is basically physical identity-notation|body language parsing
yes i sat with a great aunt after a stroke and she made the most
poetic dada surreal sentance constructions.. like you could really
the hardwire errors of consciouss commiunication at work building
langauage which made complete sense to her but no one else untill
stsrted to decode it..
.> >finally I find a thread in the banter that connects this
> >reading academic papers made up of a patchwork of
> >I wonder 'who is actually talking here?'.
yeah but we are all just amalgums each time we speak anyway.. the
referenceing thing just make sit more formal.. nothing ive written here
original..its all just rehashed thoughts and texts from someone else
i've consumed over time and regurgitated in my own mix..
i keep getting back to the idea that nothing is original ..there is
newness in the world.. just recycling of finite parts..
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