Date: Wed Nov 10 00:12:51 1999
Subject: _current mechan_ism
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do you understand that by this mechanism it is possible memory --
to control access to and thereby secure use of your own not
content on the Web ? on
is anyone interested by e-commerce ? Web --
besides eliminating unauthorized access, additional control inherent
in this mechanism is to prevent unauthorized additional access by an
authorized source, e.g., client A cannot access DOC from more than a
single page per DB entry -- or -- cannot do it e f f e c t i v e l y
e-commerce will B the pop-art of the next millennium(!) do U care ?
Date: Wed Nov 10 16:28:05 1999
Subject: _current mechan_ism_2
Ok, well I can see by the underwhelming response to yesterdays
_current mechan_ism posting that interest is not yet attaining
to a fever pitch -- so I press on alone and blind, as it were,
with my pitch, hopeful I might fire your synapses and blood to
a boiling, churning, burning passion for creative potential of
e-commerce -- which software, imo, makes artist's toys such as
Flash look like children's coloring books (and, with no slight
intended to the Flash crowd here).
Features and functions ripe
with creative possibilities are available now to the savvy Web
and net.artist -- but these sophistcated tools are ignored for
the most part while we see ever more flashing bell and whistle
works coming from those reputed to be the most creative on the
Net today... Why?
The whole Web (the whole world) is moving to
realize the promise of e-commerce, while we sit on the outside
playing with our doodle pads. Is it not time to 'c-c-catch the
wave', 'get with the program', 'join the human race'?
Web and net.artists (and for all artists) to really jack in to
an evolving and emerging global economy. Perhaps to help steer
said evolution, and certainly to partake of its benefits.
weary now of endless exerimental 'play' here on the fringes of
the bigger, real world. I long for an opportunity to creativly
participate in something that has more and real meaning to all
of we and they, and suggest to you e-commerce might be it. So,
to this end I present first, here, for your consideration, the
Poem by Nari Y2Kalendar -- "once in a millennium" -- enjoy!
http://warnell.com/y2k/y2k_kal.htm - Poem by Nari Y2Kalendar
Date: Fri Nov 12 13:39:37 1999
Subject: _current mechan_ism_3
an INTERESTing (ROI 33%)
recent [ read _current ] development on the e-commerce front
from the nice folks over at RHIZOME -- and most of you doubt
already know, receiving as you do your weekly RHIZOME DIGEST
as do I -- the strickland/eiseman interview
(Corey Eiseman, invertview-e) talking about
internet jamming, ebay, and how artists can
participate, or might should they choose...
[ S N I P ]
Q: You mentioned culture jamming once in a reference to ebay.
What is this and how does it relate to art?
I just think it's fun to use ebay for culture jamming purposes.
It seems ideally suited for the insertion of absurdity, because
it exists more in the context of internet commerce rather than
internet art. The ebay system is so huge, it just begs to be
used in other, more creative ways... and then, bingo, stealth
bombers and human organs and noah's ark and someone's virginity
all start popping up amidst the tamer items for sale.
[ E N D S N I P ]
so, irrespective of
anything we all i n d i v i d u a l l y might think
of ''culture jamming'' as a wholesome activity worthy
of attention by the creative mind
what I get from the
comments by C.E is that creative minds are interested
to truly jack in to the bigger world (and the biggest
world *online* being e-commerce).
(a r g u e a b l y)
While the net.art crowd at Rhizome
seem to be >stuck< sometimes on notions of subversion (a worthy
enough goal at times, especially early times imo) opportunities
in e-commerce for artists on the Net, beyond playful absurdity,
have hardly been touched on, let alone examined in earnest. Why
not (?) look in [ seriously ] at these wonderful new tools
the potential for as yet unknown creative expression, and maybe
with real economic value and benefit for a bigger world... IDEA
Here is a wild-ass IDEA
for your consideration: think about what *we* are doing *here*
with _current -- [ we are doing many things, of course, and one
view of those things, my own, is hardly final and definitive! ]
B U T T <- wild-ass butt :)
I will take the opportunity to express
*my view* a n y w a y... (assuming your eyes have not yet begun
to bleed, that you have not slipped into a comatose state
WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE WITH _current
or, How I [mis]Spent the Fall of '99
_current is performance --
CAST OF (something less than) THOUSANDS
*we* are the players --
workxspace A STAGE
whereupon the performers ACT OUT ongoing
CREATIVE PLAY (a SPACE OPERA!)
here in the cyberstream --
&& AND && *we* are [the only] AUDIENCE.
p e r f o r m e r
& a u d i e n c e && AND && how might any of this relate?
e - c o m m e r c
am I to pose this question to thee;
and by way of answer -- have none,
but happy enough to raise the q.,
for *your* consideration or none
as you choose. For me, I'll say
I'd be interested to look into
how per-for-man-ces like this
might be viewed as a kind of
DYNAMIC content, and how it
might be possible to bring
said CONTENT to a -wider-
** THIS IS NOT A COMMERCIAL MESSAGE **
** THIS IS A COMMERCIAL MESSAGE **
** THIS IS A MESSAGE **
** THIS IS **
Poem by Nari Y2Kalendar
We have PRODUCT - TESTIMONY - ORDERING
BRUTALLY HONEST PRODUCT BLURBS
DESCRIBING PRODUCT USELESSNESS
WITH OBVIOUSLY BOGUS TESTIMONY
BY WELL KNOWN PEOPLE INCLUDING
BILL CLINTON & QUEEN ELIZABETH among others
We have AN OFFICAL AND OPERATIONAL ORDERING
FORM WITH AUTOMATED >DATA TRANSFER>
BETWEEN ORDER PROGRAMS
PLUS <FORM PROCESSING<
AND AUTO CONFIRMATIONS
COOL CORPORATE SLOGANS
AND SECURED e-commerce TRANSACTIONS
AND CERTIFICATE OF SECURITY AND AND
AND PRIVACY STATEMENT AND OFFERS TO
DEALERS AND HIGH PRESSURE, FLASHING
ORDER NOW COMMANDS & TRADEMARKS FOR
your e-COM experience!
have SECURED AND AUTOMATO CREDIT CARD PROCESSING
and REAL useless C A L E N D A R S in PRINT that
will be sent to ANYONE actually ORDERING them!!!
YES! ALL THIS AND MORE AWAITS Y O U
at Poem by Nari's e-COM Emporium on
the corner of Cyber Hyper and Silly Streets, Net
W H A T A R E Y O U W A I T I N G F O R ???
Poem by Nari Y2Kalendar
ultimate online e-com experience!!!
>C U in the CYBERSTREAM!
Y2K FREEBIE C O M E O N
The Night Before Y2 -- K, eh
From the work of Clement C. Moore
By Ted Warnell
'Twas the night before Y2, when all through the Net
Not a modem was stirring -- Oh yeah? Wanna bet?
Connections not hung by the servers we share,
In hopes that the Internet still would be there.
The Netheads were wired, not one in their beds,
While visions of 404s danced in their heads.
And Mamma with her Webcam and I in my hat
Had just settled in for a long winter's chat.
When out on the line there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
Away to my Windows I flew like a flash,
Tore open e clients, and threw out the trash.
The code on the screen for new media -- O!
Gave a modular listing for objects below.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature date -- six digits, I fear.
With an old version driver, outdated but quick,
I knew in a moment I needed a fix!
More rapid than eagles connections they came.
And I whistled and shouted, and called them by name:
Now, Netscape! Explorer! Eudora, you vixen!
Online and uplink to download a fixen!
To the top of the site, to the top of the mall!
Now, download 'em! Download 'em! Download 'em all!
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So, up to my desktop the patches they flew,
With installers, of course, and a new readme, too.
And then in a twinkling, I heard on that night
The buzzing and whirring of each little write.
As I drew in my breath, and was turning around,
From Net servers the updates arrived with a bound.
They were dressed up with bells and new whistles that toot --
Self extracting, installing, with auto reboot.
A bundle of toys -- a new ini and faq,
New icons and readmes to heap on the stack.
The modem lights twinkled! My disk drive how merry!
Wondrous, yes, and just a little bit scary.
My little round belly's drawn up like a bow,
While the hair on my head turns as white as the snow.
Installing new software is like drilling teeth;
It's painful above, and it's painful beneath.
Not nearly so simple as seen on the telly --
My knees, as I watched, like two bowls full of jelly.
If it crashes, I thought, I will just blame Bill Gates,
And then sign myself into Norm's Hotel Bates.
"Installation completed. All files are read.",
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
I spoke not a word, but went straight to my work,
Defragged all the disk drives, then turned with a jerk.
And laying a finger aside of my nose,
A tentative nod -- it's OK, I suppose.
I sprang to my mouse, the modem gave a whistle,
And away we all flew like the down of a thistle.
And I had to exclaim as I surfed out of sight,
Happy Y2K all, and to all a good night.
PS -- if any here would care to continue this line of thought,
then please do e me backchannel at email@example.com -THX!