Anything but trivial

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It all looks so simple, but it’s not. The long, complicated road to net-based performance art is an arduous one. But this preliminary glimpse into the bunker reveals some marvelous new possibilities. It’s now possible to separate out what goes in and what goes out. It may sound like a trivial, abstract issue, but what gets projected behind me should not be the same as what gets out into the world. That means separating the various streams of media and information, which has been an unbelievably difficult problem. But now it’s solved: I can take you into my studio with imagery playing out behind me, and then I can take myself out of the studio, and let the images take over the screen, and the viewer’s retinal space.

Or, I can literally dissolve into the image:

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Here in the bunker I find myself plunging deeper into this media cocktail of dissolves and crossfades. What fun! It’s a delight to glide my fingers across my iPad and just lose myself in the play of pixels. The system is now configured for instant immersion: just like what goes on everyday to everyone and anyone who finds themselves continuously plugged in.

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