🌍 Claire Donato
🌎 Bomani McClendon
🌍 Theadora Walsh
First, Todd. For open projector.
Showing a Chrome extension called Hitchhiker.
You can go to some random website and tamper with the text, like in the developer tools. Streamlined. And you can draw all over the screen and stuff
There is also a chat. People can see each other's edits! It's for live, remote performance. There can be a guide who can drive your browser for a bit. Might be some game mechanics in there later
I got video. I didn't really understand
Blake presents a video of Thanos smoking a joint. Then plays it again by popular demand
Rupert's Frogworld is an upcoming installation at Babycastles that Blake is involved with. Has to do with marshland I guess?
I figured out the rainbow banding thing on my camera and captured the poem there.
Babycastles will be turned into a swamp. There will be a fly in constant danger. There will still be games somehow
First featured presenter: Theodora Walsh
A performance with typing. First pic was there before it really started
She flew across the country when Prince died. She didn't think it would be sad because her grandmother had been planning to die for a long time, and had already held a wake
She thought her brother was dead, because grandmother said "all my family was dead," but he wasn't
She switches to spoken word (words prewritten) part way through but there are parts of the text that she skips over
I tried to video but it felt futile. And my arm shook. Thematic?
Her grandmother's paintings disgusted her
The piece is a big story tying together years of dissociated trauma
Best I could do. #wordHack
Is code a medium? Bo's always believed so, but grew doubtful when challenged by an experienced artist. Sure there are lots of libraries and stuff for art, but it's not like poetry where you expect that there'll be meter and rhyme and stuff. It just kinda has to run, and code style is just for readability. Not relevant to anyone who doesn't read the code, which is most users #wordHack
I have a video, will upload later. Right now the plugin is kind of like a WinAmp visualization, based purely on the distribution of letters. It has changed Bo's relationship to the code but they also wants to color things differently according to the abstract syntax tree. Would love collaborators. #wordHack
Claire deNado's piece is substantially a text conversation about the video we're not viewing, and her old act Special America.
It sort of sounds like a nostalgic account of a breakup
"We're becoming death," he said, "but that's ok," he said, "we're at our most natural when we're dying
On screen is the Vimeo password entry screen to unlock a private video
Concerns "the freeze," the feeling of feeling unable to speak. #wordHack
"Until I watched the interview footage, I could not remember what I said. I only remembered I was being filmed."
There was a weird awkward fantasy she was in love with a check out counter guy
The video (which is locked) is of Claire crying after a failed interview. She hadn't watched it until last week. Re listening and transcribing the tape is therapeutic. She hopes Jave will release the password after she dies #wordHack
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