Ultimate WordPress Plugin

For lifestreaming, why wouldn’t you just make your computer transparent…as a reflection of your life.

Here’s the plugin:

Scan the hard drive and post files to the blog synced with tags and time stamps, if there were multiple files (drafts) there could be digest posts…visibility would be set to invisible unless the user specified otherwise. Everything is mirrored to remote storage automatically.

Blogging to Be Clutter Free

So I’ve been reading some books about how to become less dependent on objects, and more dependent on life and relationships…Specifically The Artist’s Way and Let Go Of Clutter and I think the Internet holds the key to a clutter free lifestyle.

Things that have helped clear my life and open my time.

In addition, I have been thinking a lot about how to make a transparent lifestream, and proposed the following Ultimate WordPress Plugin…here it is:

Scan the hard drive and post files to the blog synced with tags and time stamps, if there were multiple files (drafts) there could be digest posts…visibility would be set to invisible unless the user specified otherwise.

The folks over at Fabricatorz have begun working on AutoStat which is working on the system level and will start to make this goal a reality.

It’s about making connections and sharing across large data sets.

Time To Preblog

After reading Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, my aunt Linda’s recent death, and the subsequent re-connection with family, I have been spending much of my energy thinking about cycles, relationships, temporarily, directionality, and scale.

Convergence, overlap, pattern, and sequences also draw my attention. I will be releasing my writing in the order it was written starting on August 24, 1993. The works will be available inside hypermodern.net organized with relevant categories and tags. Individual spiral volumes will also be grouped in series. The format will likely change as I discover the optimal way in which to make individual entries navigable.

The purpose of Preblog is to take longitudinal data that wraps around August 1997 and to discover a paradigm shift around public/private, young/mature, and pre/post Internet access that started when I got a laptop, left for college, and was granted access to the Internet. For a complete project description you can find the initial proposal to Rhizome which unfortunately did not lead to a grant.

Encyclopedia Britannica states that a memoir is:

History or record composed from personal observation and experience. Closely related to autobiography, a memoir differs chiefly in the degree of emphasis on external events. Unlike writers of autobiography, who are concerned primarily with themselves as subject matter, writers of memoir usually have played roles in, or have closely observed, historical events, and their main purpose is describing or interpreting those events.

Preblog skates the line between a memoir and autobiography in a few key areas, specifically addressing the following:

    artistic maturation
    digital crossroads
    interpersonal relationships
    family life
    athletic performance
    development of self
    goal setting
    positive self-talk (affirmation)

For many pioneering artists and scientists, impactful research begins with experiments on the self. I intend, in both a qualitative and quantitative manner to evaluate these writings to create a data-set that will be MINE (personally) and that I will MINE (data). Essentially hypermodern.net is becoming what I have always intended it to be: a reflection of the lived intuitive artistic experience to be culled for inspiration and understanding. After all, we have nothing to lose but our illusions.

Nothing To Lose But Our Illusions: An Interview With David Edwards
by Derrick Jensen

Originally published in the U.S. in The Sun magazine, June 2000

If what’s wrong for me, on a fundamental level, is wrong for the planet, then saving the planet isn’t about trying to be righteous and green; it’s about saving your own life, and the life in the world in the process.

Read the entire article at medialens.org.

Who is Robert Smithson

Here are some notes from my first digital art class back in 1999. It’s interesting to see how this influenced my thinking about free content, where art exists, and what temporal adjustments do to art.

Site vs. Non-site? Anecdotes
Define Structure
Context | What is HTML?
Content | What is the Internet?

Does definition change?
Place | Server (does it exist if no one sees it?)

Smithson (1938-1973)
“Earthwork Artist of the 1960’s”
Tools: Dump trucks & Bulldozers
Photographed himself in slide form.

Gertrude Stein influenced Smithson
Robert Ryman in terms of white
Barbara Kruger

What is viewpoint?
(at this point I have two URLs that sadly no longer work from wired.com and zkm.de )

Record of Smithson disappear
15 frames/second

Does it last, does it exist?