[NetBehaviour] Otherwriting.online

bjørn magnhildøen noemata at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 11:41:07 CET 2018


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Otherwriting.online

Otherwriting.online


sort of an e-lit application, in the continuation of scripting the other
exhibition <http://theother.online/> at the wrong3 <http://thewrong.org>.

the idea is to build up a text, or a sense of meaning, starting from random
quantum foam.

another idea is to use html code recursively to build a website out of
formless elements.

as you type or tap you engage with the thing and it will provide tidbits of
information related to your input.

it gains on you through your effort. after some minutes or more, you might
be able to hold some sort of meaningful dialogue, though the thing would
probably always try to derail you.

if you keep on, it might drive you nuts in the end. the density of meaning
eventually tops it over, as the dramatic structure increase scroll and
output, a danger of loss of meaning occurs and only a uncanny scroll of
potential meaning remains, biting its tail, a sort of foam of meaning which
nontheless remains meaningless, remains unrealized, uncollapsed. here there
are some inversions you might figure out. is meaning a collapsed thing or
and uncollapsed potential? while the quantum foam a sort of collapsed
realized nonsense?

not being a concept of evolution proper, since the user interacts with the
foam in a sort of divine intermission.

but from this interaction the foam starts to take shape, form structures,
words, sentences, meaning (though 'meaning' might be embedded or projected
into the foam just as well).

though not dealing with an ai here, the structuring out of foam, is rather
a bricolage thing hacked together - many and diverse approaches, at hand or
ad-hoc invented for the purpose of making someting intriguing, something
you, the user and participant, would like to see running and might like to
make use of in your own reading or writing process.

in other words, it's about reading and writing, their entanglement, in a
process both nameless and disruptive, of self and other.

your input and output is entangled with the thing, if you look for
reflections you might glean together distorted elements into a self
writing, though it might be more useful to reflect on yourself as a reader
of your own interrupted processes of writing.

what you write are not only words but are also interpreted as commands for
the thing though the interface for this is invisible, a black box, you
won't know exactly what commands trigger what, though the code might give
some clues as to character, word, sentence classes of input.

it's a bricolage thing, messy coded on-the-go, meant as an ambivalent
interface to an other writing where you'd have to suspend some notions of
the reading-writing process.

it's most obvious predecessor is the "plaintext performance"
<http://adundas.noemata.net/epoetry2007/tate_exhibited_transcript_Plaintext%20Performance.htm>
application (e and eye, Tate Modern, London
<https://elmcip.net/event/e-and-eye-art-and-poetry-between-electronic-and-visual>
(noemata copy
<http://noemata.net/epoetry2007/eandeye_New%20Dreaming_tate.htm>); @ BIOS
symposium, West Virginia
University <https://literarycomputing.wvu.edu/projects/bios>; Electronic
Literature Collection, Vol. 2
<http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/magnhildoen_plaintextperformance.html>
).


thanks to arts council norway <http://www.kulturradet.no/english> which has
partly funded the other writing project including the scripting the other
exhibition; and to sandy baldwin for recommending it to the council.
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