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new work

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
August 2, 2004 | Post #515 | Topic #515

hi all new work: http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vog_archive/000393.html mouse into each of the video panes. there arre three simultaneous sound tracks, mousing determines which you hear. from the explanation at http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/vlog_archive/000394.html The work discusses the three things that went on recently (thrombosis, hard drive failure, sick children). Trouble usually travels in threes, and of course the rule of thirds is also a simple photographic come cinematographic rule of thumb (derived from the Golden Mean but that's questionable mathematics) about decent composition. The work is deliberately fragmentary. The video panes only run at 12fps as I was seeking a stuttering, collaged mismatch between voice and face. Stuttering as the condition of the network ("will it arrive? where does that link take me?"), progress bars parading as interaction to hide the fact of these stuttering fragments. This cinematic vog practice is not wannabecinema. It lives and stalls on the network. This vog is simple in design and execution, didn't take very long to script (took me longer to get the iSight and QuickTime Broadcaster happy), and continues the vogs continued insistence on exploring vernacular interaction as a viable methodology for desktop video on the web. The question or problem it poses is suitably simple: if you had a video with three simultaneous soundtracks what would you narrate? How? Why? I think I'm thin on answers, but thick on problems. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/