[NetBehaviour] pack

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Thu Apr 9 06:37:41 CEST 2009


so you take the thing on your back, installation clothes, smaller than 100
meters in whatever space this is really. you take it with you, carapace
cloth, it hides you, you move, you move it, it moves. you can move things
totally gainormous, no leverage involved, only the usual matrix transform-
ations or maybe perspective all mixed up with sins, cosines, tangents.
it's all appearance, this thing with its smoke and rafters, balsa struts
and paper kite folding, the greatest moving freely as the smallest. blown
air a transformation factored into object emission-spigot movement, it's
all functions, high-speed rendering gaming physics does. it's that. but it
give you freedom as well, set up, perform fast, don't even bother to take
down, just detach, move on before they catch you. audience applause is
what you live for, every show more spectacular than every other, there's
no repertoire, just these things that flood, flow about, all going back to
the dimly-lit (it was dimly-lit) room in the virtual environments labora-
tory, a few people shuffling about, wires everywhere, up and down them, in
and out of them. it comes down to files and interrupts, data and keystroke
and mouse, some site and sight involved.

http://www.alansondheim.org/ pack pngs

dict pack {Pack and prime road} or {Pack and prime way}, a pack road or
packs or bales. {Pack needle}, a needle for sewing with pack thread. pack
animal. {Pack staff}, a staff for supporting a pack; a peddler's {Pack
train} (Mil.), a troop of pack animals. pr. & vb. n. {Packing}.] [Akin to
D. pakken, G. packen, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakka. ] 1. To make a
pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to place and
arrange compactly as in a pack; to press into close order or narrow
compass; as, to pack goods in a box; to pack fish. Strange materials
packed up with wonderful art. Of all my buried ancestors are packed. 2. To
fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and crowd into; as, to
pack a trunk; the play, or the audience, packs the theater. 3. To shuffle,
sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as And mighty dukes pack cards
for half a crown. stack[3]; as, to pack a jury or a caucus. packed
assembly of Italian bishops. devised and packed by his enemies.  6. To
load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse. Our
thighs packed with wax, our mouths with honey. packing}; -- sometimes with
off; as, to pack a boy off to Till George be packed with post horse up to
heaven. 8. To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e.,
steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam 1. To make up
packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles to form a compact mass; as, the
goods pack conveniently; wet snow packs well. perch begin to pack. Poor
Stella must pack off to town You shall pack, to join in collusion. "Go
pack with him." {To send packing}, to drive away; to send off roughly or
in presently sent him packing." gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: {gang},
{ring}, {mob}] 7: a cream that cleanses and tones the skin [syn: {face
pack}] v 1: arrange in a container; "pack the books into the boxes" [ant:
{unpack}] 2: fill to capacity; "This singer always packs the concert
halls"; "They murder trial packed the court house" supporters so as to
influence the outcome; "pack a jury" an umbrella"; "I always carry money";
"She packs a gun 7: press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the
8: hike with a backpack; "Every summer they are backpacking in the
Rockies" [syn: {backpack}] 10: seal with packing; "pack the faucet" 11:
have the property of being packable or compactable or of odd-shaped items
do not pack well" [syn: {compact}] 12: load with a pack [syn: {load down}]
to absorb blood; "The nurse packed gauze in the wound"; "You had better
pack your swollen ankle with ice" backpack, bag, baggage, bale, band, bar,
barrel, barricade, basket, bestow, bevy, bibliofilm, bind, bind up,
bindle, bipack, inscribe, interline, invest, jack, jam, jam-pack, jar,
joker, overlade, overload, overstuff, overweight, pack away, pack in, pack
off, pack the deal, pack up, package, packet, pad, pair, trick, trip,
tripack, troop, trouble, troupe, trump, truss.

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