[-empyre-] Footnotes -New Language (Pierce and Code sidebar)

I thought I would try to add footnotes to these so people could get a better idea of some very different approaches to digital writing... In many cases this speaks to the continuum between the digital and the physical... subjectobject unity.

See Osmose
1) http://www.immersence.com/publications/char/os_notes02.htm
The text environment is one of a number of virtual spaces...
When I encounter a meta text in Char Davies Osmose that is the code of the work as presented as meta- architecture (literal virtual architecure --- a pun on architecture), the experiential nature of the environment, in particular the physical interface she has designed to enable one to navigate the virtual environment becomes enfolded phenomenologically with the layers of meaning in the text. All of Peirces modes - firstness, secondness and thirdness co-mingle and change in relation to ongoing navigation of this virtual space. Yet here the environment also enables a charged field of meaning to become part of this layering. The quixotic nature of the ongoing subtle shifts between firstness, secondness and thirdness seem to even transcend the idea that each level is becoming the other (as Marcus suggests) in terms of this larger mutable virtual environmental scheme which also signifies. This constellation of signs, each changing at its own velocity in relation to the participant's movements, seems to move to a heightened level of layering of intersemiotic modes. Might we work on a new word that points at this advanced level of intersemiotic relations. ---
What would Pierce have encountered that would be relevant to compare to such an environment? Here are some potential terms ---
hyperintersemiotic; transintersemiotic (did Marcos Novak already coin this?) supra-intersemiotic? Intra-semiotic?

2) See Warren Sac
Street Stories
See also his homepage - http://hybrid.ucsc.edu/SocialComputingLab/projects.php
 The Corporeal Stenographer: Language, Gesture, and Cyberspace

I also begin to think about new forms of locative media that depend on landscape and physical navigation, lending levels of meaning to the digital text (context)? Hyperecosemiotic?

See also the work of Teri Rueb http://www.terirueb.net/flash/TeriRueb.html

3)Tiffany Holmes - Littoral Zone http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mitpress/leon/1999/00000032/00000005/art00007

I think about media- behaviors and a-life parameters/potentialities giving text new kinds of electronic "life". Artificial-Semiotic-life - a-sem-life

see also the work of John Maeda's group at mit concerning text behaviors... http://acg.media.mit.edu/

4 See Billseaman.com texts E-Phany Physics

I think about physics and artificial physics (E-phany physics as I coined it) as it is conjoined with texts to present new kinds of reactive and intra-active environments. E-phanysemiotics

5) See Writing Machines by N. Katherine hayles
also her concept of "Flickering Signifiers"
She writes about Lexia to Perplexia
See Talan Memmott's Lexia to Perplexia as an introduction into Creole

See David Small
the Illuminated Manuscript ; Talmud project; Food for Thought

Hayles uses the term "Creole" to talk about texts that intermingle code and poetic text ---
Yet what happens when this is extended into the phenomenological space of physical computing. An object|creole enfolding is generated.

6) Lynn Hershmann Leeson

What happens when the machine writes the text in an autonomous manner that is reacting to various forms of interface input? Lynn Hershmann's Agent Ruby? Does the fact that it is a machine change the meaning in a subtle manner --- is there a word for this? Turingtestmatic writing?

7) Eduardo Kac
see Genesis

Kac wrote a bio-code via the computer that was made physical and transcribed back into a text --- what kind of word points at this accretive layering of meaning - digitaccretive?

8) sharon Daniels
Her writing on the subject http://arts.ucsc.edu/sdaniel/further/papers.html
See Narrative Contingencies - http://arts.ucsc.edu/sdaniel/further/narrative_contingencies.html
see also subtract the sky

Works where all variables are supplied by the participant and are then formed by the code into a new work--- participant driven semiosis?? I-semiosis?

9) See Friedrich W. Block -- the tee shirt for p0es1s (he mentions the shirt in a post on this list...)

Or works that actually are auto destructive in terms of meaning production --- the virus t-shirt code? Diss-semiosis

Erasure... see also Adriana de Souza e Silva and Fabian Winkler http://www.eliterature.org/state/work-deSouzaA.shtml

Professor Bill Seaman, Ph.D.
Department  Head
Digital+ Media Department (Graduate Division)
Rhode Island School of Design
Two College St.
Providence, R.I. 02903-4956
401 277 4956
fax 401 277 4966


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