[NetBehaviour] Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Edward Picot julian.lesaux at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 19:04:39 CEST 2021

That sounds really interesting, Johannes, especially the philosophical 

As regards digital preservation and recuperation, and of course digital 
obsolescence, it's really a big pain in the arse. When your time's 
limited, what would you rather do, get on with creating new work, or 
spend hours messing about trying to find ways of preserving or 
re-creating the old? Thank goodness for the Ruffle thing, which has 
allowed me to bring 'Thirteen Ways' back to life without a prohibitive 
amount of bother. Now that I know how to do it, there are various other 
old Flash pieces that I ought to bring back to life... but it's a 
question of getting round to it.


On 13/08/2021 17:16, Johannes Birringer wrote:
> dear Edward - thanks for sharing this beautiful work, and re-covering it!
> we have not much talked about resurrections here, of older work, older media/vehicles, although it does come up from time to time, but I think on the CRUMB list they talk about it a lot (Curating digital art - www.crumbweb.org ) --  and if this is something that interests, you, I could find a challenging text recently sent to me from the EMPAC director, Johannes Goebel, to share
>    Time beyond and for Perception
>    Freezing Movement While Propelling the Still
>    Keeping: A Digital Time Capsule
> as I remember it, the first part was a more general, philosophical reflection on time and time-based media, very insightful and stimulating,
> whereas the last part deals with digital preservation and recuperation (the part i have not yet read)...
> best
> Johannes Birringer
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> Dear all,
> With the help of the amazing people at Ruffle (https://ruffle.rs/), I've
> managed to get my Flash version of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a
> Blackbird back online and working more or less the way it was.
> There was an issue with the cursor disappearing and not coming back
> every time one of the little animations was launched, which made it
> impossible to launch another one. I sent this as a bug report to Ruffle,
> and they fixed it!
> There's still a slight issue with the titles in the bottom right-hand
> corner disappearing off-screen, but other than that it's pretty much
> back to its old self.
> http://edwardpicot.com/thirteenways
> Edward
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