[NetBehaviour] Artware -- me want more info!-)

marc garrett marc.garrett2 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 13:51:01 CET 2015


Hi Randall,

A big thanks for this -- it all adds to the juice of it all. I will
definitely include it ;-)

wishing you well.

marc

On 13 December 2015 at 18:56, Randall Packer <rpacker at zakros.com> wrote:

> Hi Marc,
>
> This may be a bit commercial, but Marc Canter, the creator of Macromind,
> later Macromedia, later bought out by Adobe, invented the software Director
> (replacing Hypercard), which in its day (late 1980s), was one of the first
> commercially available “Artware” applications for creating digital
> multimedia. There is an article by Marc in my book, Multimedia: From Wagner
> to Virtual Reality, and here is an excerpt from the book’s Website:
>
> *Authoring software should aim to shorten the feedback loop between the
> computer and the user – between the idea itself and its actualization. The
> overall outcome is a more direct connection to creativity for the user.” –
> Marc Canter*
>
> At the core of his approach was a notational system that looks quite
> similar to a musical score, an intuitive format that could be used easily
> by the artist. Canter saw the digital artist of the future as a "composer"
> of all forms of media, orchestrating fragments of graphics, animation,
> text, and sound, into a single artwork. His predisposition towards theater
> and music belies Canter's roots in live performance, and reinforces his
> vision that desktop multimedia would evolve into the digital
> Gesamtkunstwerk <http://w2vr.com/timeline/Wagner.html>.
> http://w2vr.com/timeline/Canter.html
>
> Best,
>
> Randall
>
>
>
>
> From: <netbehaviour-bounces at netbehaviour.org> on behalf of marc garrett <
> marc.garrett2 at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: Marc Garrett <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org>, NetBehaviour for
> networked distributed creativity <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7:59 AM
> To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity <
> NetBehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> Subject: [NetBehaviour] Artware -- me want more info!-)
>
> Hi all, a question...
>
> I'm currently writing about 'Artware', for my PhD and this (of course)
> includes Furtherfield's own particular networked in praxis projects, but I
> especially wanted to include other historic examples.
>
> If you have any texts that discuss the term or give artistic examples that
> are accessible -- I'd love to know about them -- much thanks for your time.
>
> Marc
> P.S. And yes, I do have a link to Saul's text written on the subject in 99
>
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Furtherfield - A living, breathing, thriving network
http://www.furtherfield.org - for art, technology and social change since
1997

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