[NetBehaviour] Turbulence Spotlight: "Tabula Visum: Tabular Vision & HTML Cinema" by Patrick Lichty

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November 17, 2006
Turbulence Spotlight: "Tabula Visum: Tabular Vision & HTML Cinema" by
Patrick Lichty

Both static and dynamic digital images have often been represented as
'translated' images, reinterpreted from an intermediate image file stored on
the web. Beginning with these files, Lichty has translated the images and
videos to pure HTML code. As such, they represent a very 'direct' method of
representation in the browser. In addition, there is a time-based element
that occurs when the tables load into the browser. Thus, "HTML Cinema" has
two dimensions; the time of the load, and the time of the serial.

Many of these images are excerpts from Lichty's wristcam photography and
video works. After conversion to pure code, several of the pages were
unmanageable; therefore, they are a hybrid of code and console handicraft by
the artist.


Patrick Lichty is a technologically-based conceptual artist, writer,
independent curator, animator for the activist group "The Yes Men," and
Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. His work spans over 15
years, dealing with media narrative/criticism and information aesthetics, in
many different contexts. He works in diverse technological media, including
painting, mobile media, printmaking, kinetics, video, VR, generative music,
and neon. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and
collaborative works include the Whitney Biennial and the International
Symposium on the Electronic Arts (ISEA). Lichty is a faculty member in the
Interactive Arts and Media Department at Columbia College Chicago.

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