[NetBehaviour] Residency Responses number 2

Chris Webb chris.webb at paperheads.co.uk
Fri Jul 1 12:43:12 CEST 2005


On Jul 1, 2005, at 5:28 AM, Lewis LaCook wrote:
>
> i've grown a bit dissatisfied with flash, though,
> truth be told---java seems to offer a richer set of
> methods for reactivity, but it's a big steep hill,
> learning a language that allows for just about no
> procedural code--

they can talk to one another you know , so best of both worlds

http://weblogs.macromedia.com/flashjavascript/

chatty chatty :-)


chris





>
> but flash is a unique and interesting medium--
>
> bliss
> l
>
>
> --- Jason Nelson <newmediapoet at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> Ruth and all,
>>
>> Yeah there certainly has been heaps of talk about
>> flash as an art/animation/web tool. The basic reason
>> I
>> use it, is that I am sloppy, I leave off details,
>> include misspellings in my work, leave links dry and
>> all the other signs of a mind gone off to another
>> world for vacation. And with hard coding, with
>> DHTML,
>> javascript and all the other fancy fancies, I would
>> spend hours searching for these small imperfections,
>> these missing parcels and potions. So at least with
>> flash I can check the actionscript and all.
>>
>> Really any work isnt about the technology, and
>> shouldnt be about the tool. I you use a shovel, when
>> you dig it leaves a shovel shape. But to use the
>> shovel as an artistic tool or killing implement, the
>> idea is to leave the shovel behind, as if the hole
>> just appeared with aid if implement, or head crushed
>> simply by air pressure.
>>
>> Of course people will look at this work and say. Oh
>> that is flash. Only because there isnt another tool
>> like it out there. I do think many things look too
>> flashy, but things also look to photoy, or soundy,
>> or
>> texty. Really....it is and always will be about the
>> content.
>>
>> As far as other artists. I do exchange flas quite a
>> lot with other people. This makes play and learning
>> terribly easy, and I love swimming within another's
>> net space. You can tell heaps about other people by
>> the way they organize their libraries, the way they
>> name layers, how they use objects, where they hide
>> things etc....there is a sociological essay there
>> somewhere.....hm....maybe I can get Marco media to
>> fund it.
>>
>> Lastly, Let me add that Flash is like a series of
>> magic tricks...the hidden and illusion are much
>> better
>> pals than the engine jockeys filling up grocery
>> store
>> parking lots on Saturday nights. I could use a snow
>> cone. I like grape.
>>
>> cheers, Jason
>>
>> --- Ruth Catlow <ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> I've been taken a look back through Jason Nelson's
>>> residency. What a
>>> diverse and deep labour of love.
>>>
>>> I searched into each interface for the behavioural
>>> model it proposed I
>>> adopt- where the rewards lay, how those rewards
>> were
>>> elicited  (like a
>>> change of expression in a baby's face in response
>> to
>>> a smile) and then
>>> indications of identities of the artists. Every
>>> decision became part of
>>> building a portrait of a group of people.
>>>
>>> I'm drawn to the pieces that that connect words
>> and
>>> architecture- ley's
>>> tree poem, praying in the suburbs and daily's
>> inner
>>> and inner space- or
>>> are they all getting muddled now. Then something
>>> completely different -
>>> Golan's and de Pinto's faces smiling under my
>> mouse
>>> strokes, like half
>>> washed away murals.
>>>
>>> One thing I'd like to hear more about though Jason
>>> is your relationship
>>> with the Flash software and perhaps with other
>>> artists who work with
>>> Flash. What, if any do you feel are the
>>> strengths/limitations of the
>>> software on your explorations of
>> interface/creature
>>> creation?
>>> I know it may be well trodden territory for some
>> but
>>> I don't think I've
>>> seen you write about it. What about other people
>> on
>>> the list....?
>>>
>>> cheers
>>> Ruth
>>>
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