Re: [-empyre-] multiple approaches - OUR LAST WEEK
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- From: marcus bastos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 16:07:35 -0200
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btw, this list has presented multiple approaches to Digital Writing.
Now that we are entering our final week, maybe it would be nice to sum
them up a bit, isn´t it? I wonder if this month´s guests could please
post some comments evaluating if and how the running debate changed
their views on Digital Writing?
On 10/25/05, marcus bastos <email@example.com> wrote:
> <<These days speculative research is being constrained by commercial and other
> Sometimes, I wonder if this tension between the so called commercial
> interestes and research is healthy, and how? Isn´t it wise to combine
> both? I think a lot of artists and writers have been sucessfull in
> doing so...
> On 10/25/05, Bill Seaman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > One can be polyvalent ---
> > I certainly have not given up on emotion, recombinant poetics etc.
> > There are differing things we put our minds to. Some are very long
> > term group projects and some are very personal. These days
> > speculative research is being constrained by commercial and other
> > interests.
> > I find it an interesting set of problems to chip away at [this AI set
> > of questions and moist media (Ascott)]... The Thoughtbody Environment
> > has both a didactic side and a poetic side. I presented a new poetic
> > video (I also consider a form of digital writing) and text along side
> > of the papers I have been writing in a recent exhibition. The
> > research side is being done via conversations with many many people
> > internationally. There will be a conference in December which some
> > empyreans may want to attend. See:
> > www.brighton.ac.uk/FindingFluidForm
> > Finding Fluid Form:
> > a two-day symposium at the Sallis Benney Theatre
> > University of Brighton, School of Architecture and Design
> > England
> > December 9 - 10th 2005
> > I am hoping to get the funding to do a new generative work which is a
> > multi-modal relational database with Programmer David Durand [ The
> > Thoughtbody Environment Relational Database]. This would include both
> > the poetic and the didactic sides to this project and each
> > participant could choose what they wanted to navigate/recombine...
> > (bring into proximity).
> > Collaboration that really works go both ways, where each comes away
> > with new potentials...
> > The "poetic" text for the Thoughtbody Environment was just published
> > in - a Minima magazine, issue 13 and can also be found on
> > billseaman.com.
> > b
> > >hello empyreans,
> > >
> > >i've been reading this months posts with great interest,
> > >
> > >It feels to me one strand of the discussion could be elucidated as
> > >being an extension of the literary novel into the domain of creating
> > >an AI or cyber-consciousness (the Thoughtbody as Bill calls it).
> > >Essentially, I see this as future fiction. It will involve convergence
> > >of moist bodies (aka Ascott) with emulations of identity.
> > >
> > >As a poet who has a few programming skills, I know that sort of
> > >project is practically currently well beyond my single individual's
> > >capacity. So my concerns are more prosaic, I am wondering how the
> > >emotional affect, the cathartic human side of writing can be
> > >translated into the digital domain.
> > >
> > >I would be interested to know of people working with text that seeks
> > >to stimulate and explore literature as praise and emotional conduit in
> > >the digital domain. A primary question for me would be how can
> > >sincerity be translated? How is love expressed with the new tools?
> > >
> > >Evidently, creating effective works which evoke complex emotonal
> > >responses will tangentially inflence the larger project of recreating
> > >identity with AI
> > >
> > >respects to all,.
> > >jhave
> > >http://www.glia.ca
> > --
> > 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
> > email@example.com
> > http://billseaman.com
> > http://www.art.235media.de/index.php?show=2
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