[NetBehaviour] l'hommage

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed Apr 9 04:56:15 CEST 2008


Homage to Talan Memmott's summary presentation at the recent NSF Codework
Workshop with a light-hearted romp of somewhat silly maneuvers - not his
presentation a light-hearted romp, but the homage to the presentation
which was as well summary of the workshop and brilliant performance. I had
to do this, keep working, keep my hand in up to the elbows shouldering the
pain in the neck bringing code to its knees. What silliness. Now I have to
do something else. Now I must do something else. Now I need to do it. Now
I want to do it.

I want to do something else. I am tired of the human body. Mine like yours
is dying. I didn't ask for it to be here. I didn't ask for I, I didn't ask
for anything. If my body were online it would be airless, you could make
it float, you could look inside me, I could fly, you could tell me when
and where to fly, you could make me speak, you could make me say anything
you want, you could make me naked, you could make me sex anything you want
or crawl anything you want, you could make me jump.

You could dress me in a nice suit of clothes, you could make me Valeska
G., you could make me whore-stumble, clown-dance, traffic-cope, you could
make me disappear, every time you come back, I am resurrect. You could
make me you, you could give me life, spirit, texture, coordinate, home,
supplement, hair, eye, breast, waist, foot, arm, head, lip.

Could you threaten me, you could not threaten me, you could disappear, I
could disappear, I could change, run, walk, fly, you could do nothing, I
could do everything, you could make me dirty dirty, you could not make me
dirty, you could not make anything dirty dirty, not me, I'm tired of this,
I'm in nice darkspace, bad darkspace, anyspace, anysign, I'm not tired of
anything, defuge is a sickness, you are defuge, nauseous, dismal, dank,

O look at me move, look at you move, look at moves, look at nothing, look
at sheave-skin, look at hole, look corrode, look decay, Oh look! All falls
apart, nothing coordinates, has coordinates, axis, scale, affinage, twis-
tage, unlinkage, mucilage, walkage, moveage, loginage. Oh look I am so me
so very naughty! Oh look I'm naked!


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