Sept 9: I recently got a comission to create a couple of self-portraits for a visual
art show in Vancouver on self-portraiture. The curator saw an earlier
dbCinema piece I did called The Club that incinemates the faces of my
favorite North American politicians, business men, and psychopaths. He asked
me to do related work with photos of myself rather than Jeffrey Dahmer, Paul
Wolfowitz, Russell Williams, George Bush, and the rest of that psychotic,
murderous crew. Which seemed like a remarkably strong opportunity to at
least make an idiot of myself.
Let me show you the 'trailers' to the two resulting videos. What I'd like to
show you are slideshows made of screenshots from the two videos comissioned
by the Surrey Art Gallery in Vancouver. The videos are made of
dbCinemations/collages of 53 images of me from the day I was born to my
current grizzled state at 53 years of age. The Surrey show was called Scenes
of Selves, Occasions for Ruses. The show will run from September 15 (the
opening is from 7:30-9:30pm), 2012 till December 16, 2012. The show was
curated by Jordan Strom.
The first trailer is at
http://vispo.com/dbcinema/selfportrait2/index.htm?n=1 . The video of which
these screenshots are composed used two dbCinema brushes. One of the brushes
'paints' a letter from my name each frame. The other brush paints a circle
each frame. Each of the brushes (usually) paints a different photo. So we
see two simultaneous photos of me being drawn. The man and the baby. Etc. A
brush paints a given photo for several seconds and then paints a different
photo. The slideshow is composed of 47 still images.
The second trailer is at
http://vispo.com/dbcinema/selfportrait3/index.htm?n=1 . The video used one
dbCinema brush: a Flash brush. In other words, the brush was a SWF turned
into a mask. The shape of the brush was a curving, undulating, rotating,
translated line. Each frame of the video, dbCinema rendered one brush
stroke, one rendering of the brush image; the curving line's paint was
sampled from photos of me. The brush would sample from a photo for several
seconds before moving on to another photo. What we're looking at here is not
the video but 17 screenshots from the video.
In the main, the man does not cohere. No coherent person emerges from this
process of forcibly joining/collaging/synthesizing/remixing these 53 photos
of me. It doesn't magically tell me who I have always been. Or does it? Or
if not, what does it suggest? You could say "If you don't know who you've
always been, no piece of art is going to clue you in." Well I do kinda know.
On the other hand, I do seem to tell myself a lot of stories.
It seems what the self-portrait does for me mainly is to problematize the
notion of the existence of a person whom I have always been. The images in
the video are messy. Like birth mess. Perhaps that's part of our discomfort
in life. We're always in the midst of our own birth mess. And death stink.
Jan 11: Webcast of a talk on my work I gave at SFU Surrey to grad students and faculty of the Interactive Arts and Technology program. It's kind of annoying in that I'm the only person you can hear and the image of the screen doesn't keep up, sometimes, but still a better setup than most webcasts, I suspect.
Jan 21: Chris Funkhouser's book New Directions in Digital Poetry was recently published. I'm happy and proud to say that my work is quite prominent in this book; Funkhouser discusses Arteroids, the Stir Fry Texts, and dbCinema. There's a pdf of the book online for a limited time. Funkhouser is also the author of the first book-length history of digital poetry.
Nov 18: Why I Am a Net Artist. An essay published on Netartery and in the Journal of Electronic Publishing in their special issue on digital poetry.
Sept 5: New slidvid of Aleph Null stills.
May 30: The Club (video and slidvid). My favorite politicians, business men, and psychopaths incinemated.
Dec 5: Wikileaks, Napster, and the Ayatollah Flanagan is an article I wrote about things concerning Wikileaks
Dec 5: An interview with me by Paule Makrous in issue 38 of the CIAC's electronic mag.
Oct 12: Leonardo Flores's doctoral thesis on my work.
Oct 22: Mathias Jansson (in Swedish) on Arteroids
Oct 24: Canadian Psycho (on Russell Williams)
Sept 12: My aunt Georgie Irvine passed away in 1997. I've put up some photos of her and wrote something about her.
June 29: My dad, Dick Andrews, passed away in 2000. I've put some pictures up of dad, and wrote something about him. I still miss him.
June 26: I put together two videos in 2009 on my late Aunt Lucy Milne, my dad's sister.
June 16: I recently started up a group blog called Netartery. The group, so far, consists of 13 writers/media artists/scholars including Gregory Whitehead, Andy Campbell, Jhave Johnston, Chris Funkhouser, Christine Wilks, Regina Celia Pinto, Chris Joseph, Leonardo Flores, Marcus Bastos, and others. Netartery is primarily a place to post about one's new work and new work of interest to the group and its readership, and about related issues. New work, interesting ideas, events, and so on. The people posting to Netartery are media writers and scholars of media writing. They are 'writers gone wrong' in this sense. They might write books, but they are also involved in other forms of artistic writing. These can be vispoetic or performative, programmerly, audio-oriented, and what not.
May 18: "Does Lara Croft stiry fry?" by Amos Satterlee (stir fry)
Apr 18: Net Art and the Fireflies of Eternity (essay)
Apr 16: Major Perlof reads 'Seattle Drift'
Apr 15: A 6 minute video on some selected work of mine.
Mar 13: POET PIRATE NETBOT by Kedrick James.
Mar 4: This is quite a good article on digital poetry: "Digital Duende:
Reading the Rasp in E-Poetry" by Amanda G. Michaels. She explains
use of the term duende, concerning art, in his lecture "Play and Theory of
the Duende". And moves on to look at work by Ken Goldsmith, Craig Dworkin,
Simon Biggs, Mez, and myself in relation to duende. And she discusses critical writing by Chris Funkhouser, Nathaniel Mackey, Michael Davidson, and Landow.
Feb 7: For Millie Niss. Millie passed away Nov 29, 2009.
Feb 7: Vancouver
Feb 4: New York
Jan 8: London Hypotrochoid: A city of the mind—your mind. Requires the Shockwave
plugin. Mac users need to use Firefox.
Click it when it seems to be finished. dbCinema will then paint the town in
a different way. Usually clicking changes the nib and path of the brush
(randomly). Sometimes it adds another brush or deletes a brush, if there are
two. Occassionally the mouse controls the brush. Usually it clears the
screen when you click; sometimes it changes brush type.
All the best for the new year. 2010 past a space odyssey. But still not down
Dec 9: An essay called Art, Games and Play commissioned by the Centre for International Contemporary Art in Montreal.
Dec 1: New dbCinema series: GUESS THE HALLUCINATION. Plus an essay toward a bit of quantitative analysis of the semantics of collage/cutup methods.
Nov 4: I wrote a review of A Philosophy of Computer Art by Dominic McIver Lopes. There's also a link to a video interview I did with the author.
October 29: New dbCinema series: Klee Flowers
Sept 23: Added a control to the top left of the vispo.com home page. Clicking 0/1 lets you see the background image clearly. Clicking -> and <- advance the background image and go back an image.
Here are some posts I've written to netpoetic.com (the first two are notices of new works by others)
August 24: I've been writing a few posts to netpoetic.com, a group blog about digital literature:
July 18: New dbCinema series: Olga Glukovska
July 5: New dbCinema series: Kedrick James
June 28: New dbCinema series: Silvia Saint II
May 3: Issue 3 of aslongasittakes.org, an online sound poetry publication from Atlanta, includes a piece by me called Jig-Arteroids.
Apr 21: Arteoids is exhibited in Leipzig, Germany at D21 gallery.
Apr 11: David Jhave Johnston's Sound Seeker.
Feb 19: Streaming Flash video of a Feb 12/09 talk I gave about dbCinema and Jig-Sound. dbCinema is a graphic synthesizer and Jig-Sound is an interactive audio app I'm writing. The talk was given in Vancouver at The Centre for Digital Media.
Jan 18: A piece of mine, "The Idea of Order at Key West Re-ordered" is in an exhibit in Tennessee curated by Alan Bigelow.
Jan 1 : Geof Huth's Endemic Battle Collage and Other 1987 Apple Basic Poems.
Dec 1 : Jig-Sound new heap of Arteroids sounds.
Nov 8 : My mom, Evelyn
Andrews, passed away on September 22. I have finished putting together
11x11=121 pictures, each of which includes her. The pictures are
arranged chronologically from age 0.5 to 75. In my experience,
she never liked having her picture taken. But she kept all of these.
Very few of them are solely of her. For the most part, they show
her with the people she loved.
Oct 18: Kandinsky7.
I made these images with dbCinema, a graphic synthesizer I'm writing
in Adobe Director. This series, as with Kandinsky6, show more of
what dbCinema looks like when it is running.
Oct 17: Kandinsky6. I made these images with dbCinema, a
graphic synthesizer I'm writing in Adobe Director.
Sept 18 : From The
First Remainder Series by Joseph F. Keppler.
Aug 22 : A new (Shockwave) interactive audio piece called
F8MW9. the audio and visuals are by margareta waterman.
June 20: Brazil's Jorge Luiz Antonio has put together a
CD on digital poetry with a
piece by me on the CD.
June 22: Lots of
my work uses HTML tables centered vertically. Info on vertical
June 18: new dbCinema image series using a photo by Stephen
Vincent--thanks to Stephen for permission to use his terrific photo.
June 4 : Save your
work before clicking here. This concatenates all the dbCinema
image series into one slidvid.
June 1 : Each of
the dbCinema image series now has a
slideshow option. Choose a series and then click the button
with the "s" on it.
May 27 : "Graphic
loven ". I typed "comics" into dbCinema and
came up with these images.
May 19 : "Kandinsky
This uses the same brush as does the "Color
& Brush 2" series,
5" paints with image, not color.
May 17 : "Color
& Brush 2 ". Continuing to explore dbCinema's possibilities
via painting without image.
May 13 : "Color
dbCinema image series. Normally dbCinema images use other images.
The brushes in these images just use color, not images, as 'paint'.
May 5 : "Kandinsky
4". dbCinema image series.
April 24 : Short
review from France (in French) of the dbCinema binary meditations.
April 5 : "Kandinsky
3" and writing about
this series of images generated with my app dbCinema that I'm
writing. There are two earlier series of images based mainly
on Kandinsky paintings: "Kandinsky
2" and "Kandinsky".
January 2008 :
Jan 2 : Here are the graphics I've produced so far with
dbCinema: dbCinema Binary
Meditations. These include binary meditations on "Kandinsky",
Saint", and "Abstract
Art". The executable of the current version of dbCinema
is not online. There is a little video, though, that's meant as a
tutorial for those kind enough to test dbCinema.
July 2007 :
July 12: The
June 2007 :
June 11 : A
short streaming video of my presentation of Arteroids in Paris
at Epoetry 2007.
May 2007 :
May 10: Here is a link to the below piece from the E-Poetry
Apparently Arteroids is discussed in a
book from MIT press; I haven't seen the
March 2007 :
Mar 30: I'll
be in Seattle March 30. Hope to see you there. Later on, May 20-23,
I'll be in Paris at the E-Poetry conference.
Mar 13: The Canadian experimental poet bpNichol
wrote First Screening, a suite of programmed, kinetic
poems, in 1983-84. This links to a project that
Screening on the Web in various formats,
the project also includes essays by me, Dan Waber, Geof Huth,
and Lionel Kearns about First Screening and bpNichol.
are comments on the project by Nick
Jack Kimball, Gregory
Betts and Markku
Mar 7 : An
essay of mine called "Videogames as Literary Devices" is published
in a book called Videogames
and Art. The book is published by the University of Chicago Press
and is edited by Grethe Mitchell and Andy Clarke. My essay looks
at degrees of subordination of videogame to art in art/games
by Regina Célia
Pinto, Natalie Bookchin, Neil Hennessey, and myself.
Mar 6: Added new links to my collection of links to interactive
audio for the Web and my collection of links
to other types of net art.
January 2007 :
Jan 26: I've started a sort of research page on Internet radio.
Lots of great links to streaming music at the moment.
Jan 15: Kiene
Brillenburg Wurth discusses Nio and other literary media works
in her paper titled "Multimediality, Intermediality, and Medially
Complex Digital Poetry".
Jan 15: Song Shapes and a review of Doom 3 at unlikelystories.org. Geof Huth reviews the issue.
Jan 3: Regina Célia Pinto translated Seattle Drift into Portuguese
and Harry Ross translated it into Italian.
Dec 13: "From
Concrete to Digital: The Reconceptualisation of Poetic Space" (192 Kb
PDF), by Anna Katharina Schaffner. This paper discusses some of my work and that
of Ana Maria Uribe, Marko Niemi, and Dan Waber.
Dec 7: Over
the years, vispo.com has come to house some fine work by
other artists. This page links to that work and to work I've
done in collaboration with others. Geof
Huth has written about the vispo.com Guests & Collaborators project.
Nov 6: Redesigned the vispo.com/audio page
and got rid of the Real Audio files. It just serves mp3's now
(streaming or savable). The Real Audio files were more compressed,
lower quality. That era seems to be over (whew).
Nov 5: Am in the midst
of changing to a new hosting service.
Nov 1: On
Lionel Kearns, Nio,
Fry Texts in Vol 1 of the Electronic Literature Collection.
Oct 26-30: Am off to Banff
New Media Institute Oct 26-30.
Oct 23: On
Lionel Kearns in Berlin.
Oct 22: Regina Célia
Pinto translated Spastext and Seattle
Drift into Portuguese.
Oct 15: Marko Niemi
translated Spastext into
Finnish and did a second translation of Seattle
Continuing to work
on Jig-Sound. Some not-so-obvious Jig-Sound features:
you can select multiple sound icons by dragging a rectangle
around a bunch; or shift+click to add icons from a selection;
alt+click already-selected ones among a group to de-select;
you can ctrl+drag and drop to swap icons.
Arteroids 3.1. Scores
in 'game mode' are now uploaded to the Net. And the texts
you read when you 'win' or 'lose' have been re-written and
Marko Niemi has written
five Concrete Stir Fry Poems.
An essay on Interactive Audio For the Web.
June 23: A page of links to works of interactive
audio for the Web.
June 10: e-motive:
Visual Poetry in the Digital Age is an exhibition
at the U of Essex that includes Nio and work by Ana Maria
May 21: Arteroids in
May 9: Mariana
Coronha on the Stir
May 9: I
am working on Jig-Sound.
Mar 11: Manuel Portela on Enigma
Mar 10: On Lionel
Kearns published in volume 9 of WordForWord.com
Geof Huth on Arteroids.
3: dbcinema 0.6. It searches both Google and Yahoo
now for images.
Redesign of home page. Someone remarked
to me "you've got interesting stuff on your site but
I don't get an indication of it from your home page." So
I've tried to do something about that. Today a friend said "you've
been busy uploading new work." Not so. But the site's
contents are more evident.
by Ivan Monroy of Mexico City in text zine (Spanish).
review of dbcinema.
A review of Doom 3 in
English and Portuguese.
hosts PRIME (Peace Research Institute in the Middle East).
The Co-directors of PRIME, Sami Adwan, a Palestinian, and
Dan Bar-On, an Israeli, were recently awarded the inaugural
IIE Goldberg prize by the International Institute for Education
for their mighty peace-building work in Palestine and Israel.
Nov 24: The
Stir Fry Texts and Enigma n now run on both PC and Mac on most
Nov 20: "Digital
Writing Circa 2004" republished on Noema (Bologna, Italy).
Nov 12: On Lionel
Kearns launched at turbulence.org (New
York) and vispo. Reviewed
Huth (New York) and Karen
Oct 1: Translations
into Finnish of Seattle Drift, Enigma n, Millenium Lyric, and
Time Piece. These are four DHTML pieces from 1997-2000. The
translations were written by Marko Niemi for the fall 2004
issue of Lumooja magazine from Helsinki/Turku. Marko updated
the code, also, so that now these pieces run on Netscape and
Firefox as well as IE (PC only).
Oct 1: Song
Shapes and ound pome. Additions to
the Nio project.
Sept 15: Interview
by Dakota Reese Brown with me about Arteroids. Dakota
also wrote a review of Arteroids.
Sept 29: ound
poem and na na ound poem.
August 24: Added
a script for Director developers. This script recursively calculates
C(n,r), P(n,r), and n!. In other words, it provides the basic
tools for combinatorial calculations.
July 30: "Digital
Writing Circa 2004" (essay). Written for my visit
to England in July 2004.
May 23: The
Idea Of Order at Key West -- an audio re-ordering of the venerable
Wallace Stevens (2.9 mb).
May 22: An
article on dynamic sprite creation/destruction in Windows
May 20: Released
Windows for Shockwave 4.8
is shown in Machine gallery in Los Angeles March 1 - March 14.
Did a collaborative offline piece with Steve Gibson and Randy
Adams called the Blitbopper. It reacts visually to a MIDI feed.
This was in the new media section of the Victoria
International Film and Video Festival
December 22: David
Daniels wrote "Jim
Andrews" as part of his "Humans"
November 27: Ted
Warnell has done one of his "active desktops" based
on my piece "Arteroids". Um, look at the source code.
I think it consists of parts of the Arteroids executable. It's
entitled "Phics_poet". I'm honored. Arteroids is kind
of Tederoidal in an odd way; "Phics_poet"
is arteroidal in Ted's original way.
November 25: Windows
for Shockwave 4.0 launched. This is a tool I wrote for Director
October 5: "Arteroids,
Poetry, and the Flaw", thoughts on Arteroids.
September 20: "Interactive
Audio for the Web", an essay/review of several works
on the Web, and lots of links. Published on trAce from Britain,
edited by Randy Adams.
August 2: I am proud to say that
there is now a mirror of Ana Maria Uribe's site on vispo.com.
Ana Maria is from Buenos Aires in Argentina and is one of my
June 25: Director-Online.com
published a (technical) article I wrote, an overview of Windows
for Shockwave 3.0.
June 23: Arteroids
2.5. New audio feature.
May 14: A new (faster)
search engine for vispo.com.
May 1-14: I'm
featured in the soft-skinned space in discussion about digital
April 4: Assorted
bug fixes to Arteroids, now at v2.04.
April 2: Chuck
Neal of mediamacros.com wrote a review of Windows For Shockwave
3.0, my set of drag and drop behaviors for Director developers.
March 30: I
participated in a panel discussion in Vancouver at the Surrey
Art Gallery on net.art and Kate Armstrong's new piece. She's
artist in residence at the Surrey Gallery.
February 16: Paris
Connection is a big project in critical media that I co-produced
with four sites around the world. It concentrates on essays about,
interviews with, and links to the work of six Parisian artists
doing multimedia work for the Web with diversity and elan. Presented
in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
January 4: This
is an experiment in audio programming. It uses "Black
and "Stardust" by Sarah Vaughn. There are 25 sounds
"Stardust", ie, all of the song. There are 13 sounds
"Black Coffee" and you hear it less frequently.
December 5: Windows
For Shockwave 3.0 is a set of drag and drop behaviors for
Director Developers that allows easy creation of onstage
windows, cascading menus, multi-sprite objects, and good
cursor control. It's for sale for $29.99 (USD).
December 1: Blue
Hyacinth is a stir fry text collaboration with Pauline Masurel.
October 24: Regina
Célia Pinto and Carmen Penido have translated into
Portuguese my essay "Games, Play, Po, Art, and Arteroids
2.03". And Regina has translated large portions of the
Arteroids interface into Portuguese. And Regina has done
an interview with me about Arteroids and my working methods
and background. All of this, in English and Portuguese, is
reachable from the link.
August 21: Enigma
n2. Turn up the sound. 130 kb download. This
is related to a 1998 piece I did called Enigma
August 9: "Games,
Po, Play, Art, and Arteroids 2.02". This essay attempts
to condense my thoughts on these subjects from the last year
and a half. It's a 650 kb download; it has a copy of Arteroids
embedded in it.
July 16: Internet
Art (2002): Matt Mirapaul of the NY Times on WBEZ in Chicago
(Real Audio) interviewed by Victoria Lautman concerning
Nio, Mark Napier's work, and the 'road to acceptance'. Except
that 'acceptance' is not really the goal. Instead, the idea
is to blow your mind out of its socket. It isn't so much
that the work comes to be 'accepted' over time as understood
over time. If the work is good, then it will bleed future.
An enhanced literacy of the sensorium. And if that literacy
is useful, as it may be, then the work will play and be understood,
and carried to some other level somewhere, some time else.
Toward an expanded multi-sensorial literacy. I make human
language machines that sing and textualize voco-graphically
at length. I attempt to make them resonate through the sensorium
and various dimensions of language. I presume computer communications
will continue to proliferate throughout society. This is
toward literacy and vision using the computer. And a re-write
of digital literature.
July 7: Arteroids
2.0 is a literary computer game for the Web.
June 12: Material
Combinatorium Supremum is an essay on very large literary
combinatoria. It's about a poem with more permutations
than there are atoms in the universe.
June 9: Full
Screen Templates. This is a tool for Web developers who want
to launch projects full screen. An example use of this
template is how Arteroids can
May 6: Profiles
and interviews with three European Web.artists: Michiel Knaven
(Holland); Reiner Strasser (Germany); and Stanza (England). These
writings of mine are published on turbulence.org out of New York.
An article on my piece called Nio: Jeder
Nutzer ein Komponist - die audio-visuelle Poesie des Jim Andrews by
Berlin's Roberto Simanowski. This article appears in the main
newspaper of Frankfurt, Germany. Click "Suche"
at top right and search for 'Jim Andrews'.
March 26: Shuen-shing
Lee has written an article called "The
Interlaced Poetics of Representation and Simulation" that
discusses Arteroids, my literary computer game for the Web,
and work by other artists.
March 26: I've
put up some new songs and mp3 versions of some that were
Feb 25: Germany's
Roberto Simanowski has written an article on my work at his
site dichtung.digital.de called "Fighting/Dancing Words:
Jim Andrews' Kinetic, Concrete Audiovisual Poetry" and
done an interview with me called "Becoming A Full-Time
Jan 5: Windows
for Shockwave 2.0. Downloadable dragndrop behaviors for Shockwave
developers that makes up for the lack of MIAW support in
Dec 4: arteroids
1.0 has launched in issue 11 of theremediproject.com.
arteroids is a literary computer game for the Web.
Dec 3: All
my downloadable Director code.
September 28 : I've
been volunteering to build a site for PRIME, the Peace Research
Institute in the Middle East
August 31: I've
released the Nio source code.
August 29: There's
an interview of me and a link to Nio at Steve Tanza's excellent
soundtoys.net, which features works by many artists exploring
interactive audio for the Web and the desktop.
August 18: I've
started a new list called Director_Art for the discussion
of works of art made with Director by practicing artists.
Unlike Direct-L, this is not primarily a technical discussion
list, but a forum for discussion and sharing of art, files,
insights and, yes, technical information.
August 4: My
work is featured at the Information Technology Association
of Canada. This will hopefully provide biz contacts to develop
the interactive audio ideas with businesses.
July 31: I'll
be going to the Banff Center for the Arts Aug 25-29 for their
Human Generosity summitt. The event is concerned with collaborative
software. I will either talk about my plans for the collabarative
aspects of the interactive audio, or will discuss the notion
of distributing the source code for the interactive audio
via a set of dragndroppable behaviorsand the surrounding
July 13: Hey, I got a $20,000 grant from
the Canada Council to pursue the interactive audio!
July 4: Shuen-shing Lee has done some amazing
'translations' of my work into Chinese. He's done some wonderful
work with Enigma
n and Spas
Text, one of the stir fry texts. Shuen-shing also translated Seattle
Drift some time ago. He's had his translations published
online at The
Literary Cafe, a website co-sponsored by The United News's
Literary Supplementary and the Taiwan government's Council
for Cultural Affairs. Shuen-shing
posted an interesting introduction to the translations on webartery,
and there's a thread of discussion on webartery primarily concerning
his translation of Enigma n, so far.
May 1: Nio
is added to the rhizome.org artbase
April 29: "No
Ideas But In Products" published on Bill Marsh's factoryschool.org.
Wow, was the e-poetry festival ever a blast.
April 15: Gone
to Buffalo for the E-Poetry 2001 Conference. Will show Nio
there and meet lots of people I've been in correspondence
with for years.
April 9: Nio
is site of the week at sonify.org.
April 1: Nio
launched at turbulence.org. This is the most extensive work
for the Web I've done so far. Interactive audio/visual. Requires
March 19: The
Pornomorphs and other work published at Web del Sol's Artifacts
March 17: I've
added three very different versions of a great original song
I was proud to play drums on with my friends Keith McMaster,
Steve Lewty, and Cliff Syringe. It's ironically titled The
Green Hills of Home (it's about a gritty smelter town). Requires
the Real Player.
March 15: Jam
on Cook Street by the Laughing Boot Quintet. I was the drummer.
All but myself are very talented musicians. I was very proud
to play with these musicians.
November 17: Oppen
Do Down; an interactive audio piece. Turn on the speakers.
Requires Shockwave 8.
October 9: A
new form of music? You be the judge.Vismu is coming along
great. Many new features added and running quite smoothly. Requires
speakers and Shockwave 8.
September 7: Question
September 6: I've
put one of my favorite essays up on the site: George Orwell's "Politics
and the English Language".
September 5: Defib:
Steve Duffy (England)
September 4: Defib:
September 3: Defib:
Jack Kimball (USA)
August 31: The
Webartery Chat Network is now up and running. The idea of
this project is that Web artists put on their sites a page
that allows users to link to a common chat room. Check it
July 14: Have
put my shingle out : my resume is up.
July 10: "Log",
a collaborative stir fry text, is up at Ubu.com.
July 7: Worked
my last day of work at Network Commerce Inc. Worked there
three and a half years. It was a gas. But now I'm going to
do multimedia development full time. Hooked on it. Gots to
do it full time. Currently I'm writing my little brain out
developing Vismu (visual music). Too much fun.
June 12: "Log,"
a collaborative stir fry text with Brian Lennon, is up at Vispo.
Brian wrote the text for this piece specially as a stir
April 20: Defib:
Mar 27: Defib:
Mar 19: Defib:
MECHANICALBRIDE: conceptual art at Defib by Ted Warnell
Mar 9: Defib:
Mar 5: THE
FIST: In support of the Yugoslavian student resistance to
Milosevic's government. Put THE FIST on your Web site to
support their important work.
Feb 29: Defib:
Riding the MeridianWomen and Technology
Feb 29: fierce.com
site of the day
Feb 18: Komninos
Konstantinos Zervos at Defib.
Jan 30: Time
Piece (second in Time Suite). Requires Internet Explorer.
Jan 25: The
canned version of the live Defib show on Reiner Strasser.
Jan 16: Rude
Little Song (requires Shockwave plugin and sound card).
Jan 1: Field
Theory for a l y r i c m a i l e r, the canned version of
the live Defib show for Dec 19.
Dec 19: morph
of Penis Unix and Madame Ovary. Dec 17: Webartery
members participating in Defib. This is the canned version
of the Dec 5/99 show on Miekal And. Dec 13: "The
egg word of Ur exercising" (morph) is in the Infoanimism
essay. Prefers simply to be called egg word. Dec 4: Defib
featured William Marsh on November 21. This is the canned
version of that live chat session in conversation with Bill. Dec
Lyric is the first of several poems in a suite. Currently
this one requires Internet Explorer 4 or later, though I
hope to make a Netscape version
Nov 30: The Pen: more
depth. Nov 29: Enigma
n: More enigma Nov 21: Two new visual poems: W and Zzzzzzzzzz in Ã.
Nov 19: A hypertranscript
of the Defib show on the work of Claire Dinsmore. Nov
7: Defib, which is a live
Web artist interview show I host and organize at webartery.com,
launched Oct 17/99. We've just finished the first hypertranscript
of that show, which featured Talan Memmott.
Oct 18: An
essay/letter to Steven Heighton called "The Frame, Nominalism,
and Platonism in Literary Judgement" in the Writings
section. Oct 10: A new pop up poem. Oct 5: Two half-hour
audio files, one great performance by Victoria's Paul McKinnon: Wake
Up and Smell the Bus Depot.
Sept 6: Vispo
is now serving audio! First up is the amazing poetry of Joseph
Aug 22: Several
old poems newly published on the Web: Lower Yates at Midnight
(the first poem I kept), Walk in Streetlight (written the
same summer), Hands, Second and Third Snow, and The Meeting
Place II. They are all in PDF format and are in the Writings
section of Vispo. Also, an old essay in the Writings section,
Notes Toward an Essay on the Unspeakable. Aug 21: Two
new essays: Stir Frys
and Cut Ups and Architecture
and the Literary among the stir fry project on cut ups.
Aug 7: Correspondence,
a Stir Fry text in collaboration with Talan Memmott, Mary
Phillips, and Lee Worden. Aug 5: Webartery.com exists
but is not launched yet in its first manifestotion. Still
lots of work ahead of us.
July 26: Strings,
a Flash project by Dan Waber in the Guests section.
July 14: The Stir Fry
Texts are in development, currently, but here are a couple
of finished ones. July 10: Several
essays in PDF format from my manuscript Several Numbers
Through the Lyric have been added to the writings section.
July 9: B
June 6: I finished a manuscript for a book
in 1996 called Several Numbers Through the Lyric that's wide-ranging
over essays, poems, stories, letters, and visual poems. I've
started to publish it here in PDF files. Please see Writings for
more information. All the PDF's in Writings are
from this manuscript.
Bought vispo.com. Bought a word. Bought
a domain. Working on Vispo 2.0 which I launched this month.
Have been working on this redesign of speakeasy.org/~jandrews
for a couple of months. Basic idea is each piece gets its own
page, no more gallery motif, and use simpler (not frame-based)
navigation to claim more space for composition. Also, trying
to design for the future: less on each page, more focussed,
but also will accomodate any size of screen (mostly) except
Marsh review of Enigma
n and Infoanimism .
Cloud Fire at Vispo and Weak
ABC Architecture at Vispo and Weak
Blood. Visualanguage completed. Infoanimism completed.
email list started. Visual poetry show in
Victoria. Visual show at
The Globe in Seattle came down this month. Enigma
n completed, mentioned at Zine
n and featured in Macromedia's DHTML Zone Spotlight (their
DHTML Zone is now defunct). Digital
Langu(im)age up at Web del Sol's Perihelion site. Some
pieces were published in a very strong "volume" of writing
of Canada. It's perhaps the first such Web volume of the
Canadian wired writers.
I published work by Uruguay's Clemente