By Mark Amerika
This wealthy number of writings by way of pioneering electronic artist Mark Amerika mixes (and remixes) own memoir, web paintings concept, fictional narrative, satirical reportage, scholarly historical past, and network-infused language artwork. META/DATA is a playful, improvisatory, multitrack "digital sampling" of Amerika's writing from 1993 to 2005 that tells the early background of a web paintings global "gone wild" whereas at the same time developing a parallel poetics of internet artwork that enhances Amerika's personal creative practice.Unlike different new media artists who may possibly create paintings to justify their theories, Amerika records the emergence of latest media paintings varieties whereas he creates them. offering a multifaceted view of the electronic paintings scene on topics starting from interactive storytelling to web paintings, stay VJing, on-line curating, and internet publishing, Amerika provides us "Spontaneous Theories," "Distributed Fictions" (including his groundbreaking GRAMMATRON, the useful "Insider's advisor to Avant-Garde Capitalism," and others), the extra scholarly "Academic Remixes," "Net Dialogues" (peer-to-peer theoretical explorations with different artists and writers), and the electronic salvos of "Amerika on-line" (among them, "Surf-Sample-Manipulate: Playgiarism at the Net," "The inner most lifetime of a community Publisher," and satirical strategies on "Writing As Hactivism"). META/DATA additionally encompasses a part of full-color photographs, together with a few of Amerika's such a lot famous and influential works.Provocative, digressive, nomadic, and enjoyable to learn, Amerika's texts name to brain the cadences of Gertrude Stein, the Beats, cyberpunk fiction, or even The day-by-day exhibit greater than they do the standard new media theorizing. META/DATA maps the global of web tradition with Amerika as advisor and resident artist.
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One is machinic; the other is all-too-humanly intuitive. I’ll let you decide which is which. The point is that the speed with which the computer changes its digital imaging output as a response to the artist’s transaesthetic input is relative. Sometimes the VJ may push the laptop apparatus to a point in its programmed intelligence where it has no idea what to do with all of the mixedsignal, transaesthetic inputs it is getting and so performs some random function as a way of arbitrarily keeping up with the VJ’s constant demands.
As I hastily passed through the varied urban and ambient environments in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore, my camcorder voraciously capturing the image ´ecriture that surrounded me, I occasionally turned to my PDA and improvised spontaneous action scripts. ix’’ and began as follows: The Body Is an Image-Making Machine. It Filters Information. It Creates Dreams, Memories, and Spontaneous Situations Made out of Images. The Images Are Created in the Body as They Respond to Images outside the Body. The Images Change as the Body Moves.
Cyberpsychogeography 6 Recently, one of my Net art, VJ personas was touring through parts of Asia and using a camcorder to capture the neon nighttime scenery of the streets I was traversing. As I hastily passed through the varied urban and ambient environments in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore, my camcorder voraciously capturing the image ´ecriture that surrounded me, I occasionally turned to my PDA and improvised spontaneous action scripts. ix’’ and began as follows: The Body Is an Image-Making Machine.