Doctor Hugo: Museums of the Mind
"my boyfriend came back from the war"
Series of frames that fracture as thoughts develop about the war. Allusive, difficult to follow, but intriguing
Artist: Olia Lialina
Auslšnder Micro Stuff Art
Using the written experiences of the artist's grandmother who fled St Petersburg in 1914, the work explores cultural dislocation in the 20th century and what it is to be a foreign or stateless person.
Story and chorus are highlighted with different buttons. One shoe lies to the left. Four acts. Music is not so
Artist: Andrew Garton
Australia Street Institute of Interactive Multimedia
The Australia Street Archive is a snapshot taken in 1994-5 of a small number of homes and the people who have
made them. Each of these homes has both contributed to and reflected some of the many currents that make up
Example of divorcee living in South Henley Beach, screens are interlinked with photos and sounds.
Dispose of Thoughtfully ScreenArts
Frames heavy piece about rubbish: A wind swept park, three metres by five. Dirt and glass. Fragments of peoples
lost desires, shattered dreams, and childhood screams, blown by the wind ,collect here next to the sign that
Animations and scrunchy sounds (that become a little annoying). Some frames would repeat themselves. One
frame has a thumbprint that can be erased. Intimations about a narrative (toothbrush thrown into the pool).
Artist: Leesa Willan
Artist: Sharon Etter
Artist: Sophia Lerner
Artist: Wendy Lee
EN_T Stuff Art
Insect leg that triggers what appear to be randomly assembled conspiracy theories
Erase The Thing
The Shuttle-Shutter has two frames that rock back and forth, changing images each time they cross.
Focus is a black square with a white square inside it that is controlled by the cursor and reveals four letters of the
story 'An Inviolable Dream' at any time.
The annotator allows its user to deposit (by typing) text on the surface of an image, thereby annotating it. The text
can be typed in through the keyboard at the cursor position. The typed text can be "fixed" onto the surface of the
image by typing/tapping the return key
Science fiction story about a meaning machine. Too dependent on the medium.
Artist: Mark Amerika
Harrowing hell Stuff Art
Narrative on hell journeys, including Gilgamesh, and Jesus. Monsters a little cheesy. Educational. Sounds are short
and effective. Multiple choice for Gilgamesh journey. Not reflective
Artist: Leisl Hillhouse
Artist: Simon Klaebe
keywords Digital Studies
Screens of rapidly transposing texts.
"linguistically engineered readymade behavior"
Elegant site with Java windows that links various phenomena of the online experience. Nothing too fancy.
Artist: Melinda Jorgensen
Little Movies: Prolegemana for
Taking loops from classic cinema
Artist: Lev Manovich
Moving streetscape offering points of reference, each with a shockwave interactive, such as a woman jumping off
a building, or shooting soldiers with stray bullet holes left on screen.
Momento Mori Beyond interface
Memento Mori is a web interface to the earth. It displays streaming seismographic data measured continuously from
a site near the Hayward Fault above University of California at Berkeley. The earthquake detector is a Streckeisen
STS-1 seismometer that measures vertical ground velocity. Data is collected by the Berkeley Seismological
Laboratory and relayed to a server in the Alpha Lab.
Artist: Ken Goldberg
Pedestrian: Walking and the lure
About individual experience of walking a big city.
Reverie of objects, includes section on 'shoe mortality', just an animation of shoes and some text
A yellow line traces part of each image and acts as a visual representation of a sound wave. The sounds are
generated by a Java algorithm that interprets the line as a sound wave and then produces a noise based on the
shape of the wave. Since the lines for each image are different, each of the pictures has a unique sound.
The code acts like human memory striving to remember the original event, while inevitably changing the authenticity
of the experience by layering it with interpretation over the passage of time.
[Bogus interaction. Little emotional resonance]
Rosalind Brodsky's Home Page Virtual Artists
Artist: Suzy Treister
Somnolent Fantasies is an artistic endeavour which takes the participant on a journey through the four stages of
sleep. Once the participant enters stages three and four they will hit REM sleep. Here the participant will experience
dreams in the form of Quicktime movies and text. There are eight dreams. The texts are made up of a mixture of
real and imagined dreams. I hope you find your own Somnolent Fantasies.
Use of stereo. Animated images to suggest intensity of visual.
Layers of dreams, e.g., Sexy Zombies
"The mission is to kill some zombies before they take over the earth. I told myself I was trying too hard and should
just relax. Then a small tentacle comes out of my chest. It splits and pulls the hole bigger and a lizard looking thing
crawls out. I couldn't open my eyes. I can feel the blood trickling out of me and down my body. Then, I am captured
by a band of women who are cannabal zombies. A transexual wanted to bite me. Infact, instead of trying to bite my
neck he was desperately trying to bite my bottom. Alien ships were shooting at us and I am having sex while doing
a handstand. He told me I had to solve the puzzle before he could get out. Somehow he managed to stop and his
appearance returned to normal."
Little narrative, and dreams lack subject.
Subcutaneous Stuff Art
Subcutaneous Creations is an abstract exploration and reconfiguration of the human form in which a series of
networked levels enable the user to create and modify an electronic organism.
Chat has scrolling comments from scripted guests, asks for user name, etc., but this is bogus.
Make up figures from body parts.
Artist: Alex Davies
Hypertext using client push to evoke a story about water.
"...here we go
gently down the stream
merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
life is but a dream"
The Global Diary
Net Works, one of two art works on web
Expanding diary of 140 year old person in 2096
The illustrated alphabet Stuff Art
Simple animation about terrible things that happen to a man with letters.
Artist: John Lycette
Artist: Mark Lycette
The Perfectable Self ISEA 97
Using java, can manipulate face to evolve
Artist: John Tonkin
Net-times, one of two web art works
Wordstuffs - the city and the body Stuff Art
Word trees. Hypertext about body, memory, space, etc. Dicky little shockwave, and "Word Wired Web", which is a
cluster of words that can be jerked and rattled.
Artist: Greg White
Artist: Hazel Smith
Artist: Roger Dean
You and me RGB
Male and female outlines, with clicking in stereo. Little sense. Minimal mantra-opera
"Interactivity is provided as a choice, not as a must. The viewer can influence the narrative but this active
experience is not necessary to go through the piece - activity and passivity coexist simultaneously. "
Using Shockwave, there is a grid of animated images, cycling through colours. Click one and the next page disects
it into various components. Clicking buttons devoted to each component, cycles through colours. When the image is
recomposed according to your wishes, it can then be co-signed with Peter Halley.
Artist: Peter Halley
Form art competition
Competition to design art work using entirely form elements.
Persistant data confidante ISEA 97
Have to trade a secret. These are then rated, the top 10% going into a pool, and secrets fabricated from them.
These two secrets will produce a new offspring composed of major clauses from these two parents. Newborn
secrets will then be forced to compete for user approval in the rigorous environment of the database if they are to
live on to produce their own offspring. The questions which remain are: Which secrets will live to breed, and which
will not be able to survive in the truly rigorous environment of the internet? What are the actual desires of principal
internet users, when authorship and
curatorial decisions are confidential and democratic? Using this combination rating and genetic approach, what will
these database secrets look like in 6 months? It is the goal of this site to examine such questions.
a combined hardspace and virtual repository for collective digital identities
art is always virtual, communicative and interactive
Artist: Rose Stasuk
Swarm paint allows visitors to direct a swarm of pixels to make trace patterns.
'The Larder' contains messages relating to the Hive Mind (jars of honey)
'The Hive' contains digital director bees with links elsewhere to bee sites.
'Hive Memory' contains memory scan info about moments in artist's life.
Artist: Jane Prophet
Internet Weather Report
Repossessed Stuff Art
Complex shockwave piece that gathers bits of information from various sources, including single words typed in by
No real engagement there.
Artist: Gary Zebington
To be owned or remain invisible Beyond interface
Each word is linked to a site. When visited, those words turn black. Language is kept alive by domains.