Re: [-empyre-] some introduction ::

hi Jim
> 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.

thanks a lot, i'm very pleased and honoured
> 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.

yes, of course
> 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.

some days ago, i was responding to some correspondant :

"I would say, while borrowing from Zen philosophy, that before the Net a
relation was a relation; during the Net, a relation was not any more one
relation; after the Net, a relation is a relation; -)"

anyway, life is still life
but my question is: are we really the same ones as before the advent of the
Web / Net (since in my humble opinion, the virtual exchange  and remote
proximity are decisive elements?)
> I admire your passion in "juggling several materials" and am happy to
> encounter your work!

a passion ? or an enthralling play for adults .?

thanks again


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