Re: [-empyre-] Welcome Jim Andrews re: Electronic Poetry

On 02.05.03 13:28, "Patrick Lichty" <> wrote:

>> ps Char Davies made a virtual world (osmose I think) where one could sink
>> through a landscape of trees, streams etc, to a field of text beneath
>> everything, the text being the code that generated the environment of the
>> artwork. Kind of nicely self referential, amusing and profound.
> Yes, I believe it was Osmose, although it's been a while.  The interesting
> thing is that one navigated this space through the use of a vestthat
> monitored your breathing. In this way, I think it was one o=f the more
> interesting metaphors for embodiment al la Hayles (body of data/body of
> flesh/body of text/body of code(S) ).
Definitely Osmose, although I do not remember the "code" at the bottom. I
found the interface annoying. It encumbered, leaving one feeling restricted
and uncomfortable. The solitariness of interaction was also problematic,
sustaining the dynamic of author/reader as a one on one relationship.



Simon Biggs

Research Professor
Art and Design Research Centre
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

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