I was researching last night and stumbled upon an old housemate's wikipedia page. We need ones of those. Since we are beginning to propagate our presence through the digital sphere a wiki page would be an interesting way to propagate our own mythological presence.
Also what I was researching has some interesting ties to us, funny how that happens. Flaming Lotus Girls are developing new ideas for upcoming projects and the one I am working on has some interesting connections to the digital world. The piece is tentatively called "Seed" and was inspired by the real life story of how the Norwegian government has laid out plans to build a subterranean vault to hold samples of the world’s seeds. When completed, it will hold 3 million seeds that are being preserved to continue the world’s agricultural diversity.
Well we were imagining if these seeds were left to their own devices what would evolve in the dark. Here is a bit from the text I'm writing up:
These seeds move kinetically together exposing viewers to the ineffable quality of life in a simple seed, whose properties are so real to us yet so elusive. The Seed is a basic self-organizing unit of life. Cultured in a closed dark space, abstracted from the life it will never know, it is transformed into an embodiment of the life processes and replication. The evolving life we see in Seed is effected our excess, an excess of our freedom to cross boundaries between definitions and taxonomies, just like the limitless tagging, wiki-ing, cross-referencing, and social networking we do in the digital world. These impulses from our world cross the boundary effecting the evolution of Seed. What will grown? How will it grow? Will it be biological, machine or an evolution of both?
I see a bit of alliance with the idea of 2stars evolving via the digital world, we are the activators, but how do our characters evolve/ travel/ interact in the digital world, where there is no dark no light only information/ imagination? How will we evolve?
And I was playing on youtube as well. They have an interesting video editing feature but it isn't working for me.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
color pic-- this is the best from sluggo's papparazi (sp?) shoot
and these black and whites could be interesting for something? I paid Ian $100 bucks to design us posters using these images as a base and he made some things but I think he's lost it all and has a hard time managing what he's already got on his plate anyway...aaahhh to not be 20 anymore is such a blessing.
ps wanna go to buenos aires?