June 26, 2004
New media artworks that aren’t digitally distributable are near-invisible until they have good, accessible documentation. Screen — a collaborative project I helped create in Brown’s virtual reality “Cave” — just became visible today.
Now, in addition to the interview mentioned by Nick, the feature at The Iowa Review Web includes both a Screen overview video and a document of the entire piece. Michelle Higa‘s work on the second of these is so artful that I think of it as a single-channel video artwork in its own right, rather than simply documentation.
I believe Screen also has the distinction of being the first work of electronic writing to contain text from novelist (and long-time elit supporter) Robert Coover. It was an honor to collaborate with him.
June 26th, 2004 at 7:32 pm
Yeah, but will it be shown at Ars Electronica? Or will you?
June 30th, 2004 at 2:23 pm
Ah — good questions. I think the answer is still that we’ll have to wait and see, on both counts.
I should also have mentioned that higher-resolution, though more abbreviated, Screen documentation is available at Chaise.