RE: [-empyre-] some introduction ::

> I use Director since 93, but am not able to make simulation, or generative
> pieces
> perhaps I could learn it, but would do it only when I need some
> what personally interests me, is to be able to juggle with several
> materials: images, animations, video, texts, sounds... for interactive or
> linear pieces, according to the needs for work to realize
> somebody said that ((in art?) it is necessary to be  a little in advance
> over its time, but not too much
> when one is too much in advance, not enough people can
> understand, and so is
> interested
> tamara

Hi Tamara,

I was just looking at your work at . What I have
experienced so far is wonderful! I look forward to checking it out more
fully over the month and reading your posts on empyre.

About timing, I think I first heard the quote you mention concerning the
object-oriented language Smalltalk. It was one of (if not *the*) first fully
object-oriented languages. I was used to Pascal at the time (about 1991 or
so). Pascal was not object-oriented and solely command-line input/output. No
windowing, etc. Smalltalk was pretty incomprehensible to me at the time. It
was obviously deluxe as a programming environment, but I didn't understand
the OOP paradigm nor event-driven programming. Smalltalk didn't thrive as a
business (because it was too far ahead of its time), but it gave rise to
other implementations of object-oriented programming later on which did.
Actually, I remember reading an interview with John Henry Thompson, the
Afro-American inventor of Lingo, in which he named Smalltalk as one of the
inspirations for Lingo. As Manik said recently on Rhizome, "Chain of social
facts nominate "art".". Object-oriented programming was certainly nominated
by a chain of needs.

We are able to pursue our joy while we may and let the chips fall where they
will, and enjoy our life and minds and health while we have them, make the
most of the present rather than living for a future that doesn't exist yet.
Even so, there is a sense in which the sort of work you do travels both via
the data storms that flow across the globe and through dislocations of
expectation. And through poetry, media, and arts.

I admire your passion in "juggling several materials" and am happy to
encounter your work!


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