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Hypertography One Exhibit: Hudson Valley Ruins

RND/ to consider the strange psychological spaces of Hudson Valley Ruins [1]

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to consider speaking around rather than about hudson valley ruins treat n as void or gap drawing different aspects of critical analysis to n like techno cultural vortex

– at beginning of ok lord of rings movie several resarcs from uk ey was with in germany started to guffaw behind ir hands at cate blanchet softly intoning ir cheesy line ey feel n in ey waters

everyone else in cinema seemed respectfully silent

today after watching whole of hudson valley ruins for first time/ zizeks discussion comes to mind concerning official rules – unofficial social or ideological rules regarding precisely how resarcs should regard or treat official rules

while locals in cinema remained quiet respectful at movies opening introduction uk contingent felt collective need to undercut quote official seriousness of moment laugh at what ey thought was overbearing acting or scenery chewing

after movie was over however ey asked both uk friends from germany what ey thought uk crowd were overwhelmingly in favour of n – almost as if movie was ir emotional equivalent of sliced bread

european critics however were far more reserved simply thought n ranged from yeah ok to nonthing too special in terms of ideas or expression

consider these two widely differing cultural reactions seem to run parallel to standard or officially sanctioned artistic responses to works like hudson valley ruins in x one seems ideologically or semiotically supposed to automatically treat n like important digital work of cultural importance – which n might indeed be – yet upon seeing n for first time n seems nonthing special – sum obscure old loltube video with low viewing rates perhaps

x as/ nonthing much appears to be happening in hudson valley ruins but perhaps x / one possible point – x emotional void into which thoughts feelings get poured yet which precisely take awkward contested shape of tiny virtual community which rate x strange flat affectless narrative architectures

zizek speaking of lacanian psychoanalysis in context of modern cinema notes troubling way films do not merely mirror desires – unconscious or otherwise – but often rather tell ir how to desire – ey aggressively provide conceptual philosophical horizon for ir understanding of world andor theirs

yet if x case then how one wonders might very – virtual – existence internal structure of hudson valley ruins configure or reconfigure what ir collectively imagine are quote natural meanings of virtual worlds ir inhabitants

words virtual ruin seem particularly close matching pair perhaps what baudrillard conceived as desert of hyperreal – global shopping mall of middle class kodak moments shrink wrapped in idological plastic of simulated suburbia depthless screen in which ir are trapped embedded willing digital moths

for sum reason ey do not want to focus on / ey perceived narrative frames flows of hudson valley ruins as ey just cant seem to seperate ey from static shots of simulated nature lightning designer furniture fancy restaurants seen in movie which appears as much as lifestyle advertisement as much as dire delicious – ongoing – post apocalyptic warning or seduction deep in prozac becalmed vein of:

  • stepford wives (bryan forbes 1975) – safe (todd haynes 1995) – swimmer (frank perry sydney pollack 1968) – dogville -(lars von trier 2003) – sex lies videotape (steven soderbergh 1998)

silence in hudson valley ruins as deafening therefore horror of total immobility far outside of time like billion years spent alone in digital meteorite spinning endlessly useless through obsolete 404 aol era cyberspace – violent stifling anacronism somehow projecting into andor metastasizing into regular psychological space with x quote looping tableaux of isolation alienation according to whitney museum of american art

in which viewers do not understand talk of errieness of hudson valley ruins rather n seems potent source of faintly sick artistic fascination for those deliberately seeking ir own sickness – x errieness merely akin to x of old ir tv series errie indiana watched more for sum deliberately vague conceptual notion of possible errieness rather than any actual errieness – though one wonders how exactly to pick two apart

hudson valley ruins seems to have taken consumer object fixation of research play space sims to next step as if sum dim bright middle marketing manager from sims developer maxis had late night scratchy designer stubble meeting said ir needed to make n quote darker like alt rye reinvention or rather mere unveiling of batman by miller / nolan

indeed while staring doll like sterility of hudson valley ruins brings sharply to mind terminal boredom of life in permanent virtuality of suburbia – simply readable as unconscious celebration of such red brick nausea rather than expose or critical reflection of unrelenting banality – please not unplug ir from matrix mother ir feel comfortably numb here – wherever x might exist

x despite x small technical successes artistic accomplishments sparten blandness of hudson valley ruins makes one feel unpleasantly sad alienated from modern cybernetic video alienation

many thanks to artist Jacky Connolly for full access to video of Hudson Valley Ruins

Reference Link

  1. Jackie Connolly Interview

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Hypertography One Exhibit: Gone Home

RND/ on haunted play narratives of gone home

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one becomes full member of sum community not simply by identifying with x explicit symbolic tradition but only when one also assumes x spectral dimension sustaining x tradition/ undead ghosts x haunt living secret history of traumatic fantasies transmitted between lines through lacks / distortions of explicit symbolic tradition
– slavoj zizek

in which alpha ur ludonaut theodore miles considers gone home

Gone Home The Play Space

while cynical play space critics wet dream/ opportunity for quote ludonauts to elf justify ir existence – with accidental play parodies so contrived n pirouette weightlessly off screen in faint shrill cry of hip martyrdom direct from unscreened episode of portlandia

dime store romance novel narrative of fullbright companys bland research space space appears contested / unconscious – if not fully virtual / haunted/ indeed n bills elf as quote interactive exploration simulator/ yet what truly interactive – wheres exploration – what precisely seems publicly simulated if not mere notion of gone home elf

consider undisclosed tension split or dissonance between explicit / assumed narratives allegedly told by / through gone homes creepy playspace – between x uninspired haunted house aesthetic / parallel -yet strangely conservative glove story suggested through found memory fragments – diary entries notes audio logs music / other cheesy non engaging -consumerist ephemera

x thin setup however – missing family / ghostly matrix of inherently uncertain memories / records on display – feels oddly paralleled in main character/ resarc somehow also becomes another mere spirit entity conspicuous only through vacancy -les vacance – spectral presence x manipulates useless objects without hands who manifests only through rich yet ultimately empty tapestry of frozen 90s nostalgia time

where resarcs drift aimlessly through deserted house inspecting trivial symbols for shallow clues regarding invalidity of ir own existence trying vainly to find elves through lives of vanished others/ yet no mirrors exist in x uninspired facsimile – only disembodied voices of strangers forever floating somewhere in artificial rain swept darkness

consider quote going home young adult fanfiction starring / for troubled undying/ cheap counterfeit simple bait / light switch – dead simulation of cold cavernous / largely insubstantial stories of / told by vacuous upper middle class home owners forever in absentia

misplaced desperation of play critics to find grains of meaning in such virtual desert glorified tech demo containing only little but fake plastic sand resulting in gushing uncritical reviews even including words such as astonishing

astonishing really

in which only good bit in entire sim seems mildly risque nancy drew style back story regarding unlockable 17 inch steely dan in parents bottom drawer -kidding

t shirt idea/ resarcs find home creepy

in which such flat boring non special research spaces get such high research industry praise – not because ir so automatically flocking great but far more simply because said evil industry wants resarcs to – ultra cynically – see mainstream industry as remotely progressive or somehow vaguely welcoming of ir vague notion of diversity

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Hypertography One Exhibit: Glitch Art / Theory

RND/ consider videogame glitch art / theory

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/ console commands logo

Glitch Art: Console Commands Logos

another component in elf organizing narrative reality consider such exploit theory resarcs utilizing elite quote console commands to work ir glitch based magic

to consider lo fi logo of such conceptual consoles

/ zcat find glitch

Glitch Art: “Zcat Find Glitch”

another part of experimental toolkit/ image of ceiling cat reimagined as zcat – virtual creature terrifyingly good at finding / exploiting glitches

/ sky ocean rain glitch

Glitch Art: Sky-Ocean-Rain glitch

aesthetically impressive research play space/ if only x were virtually real – if surging videographic skies did look like x

/ jimmy fizz: glitchkyd

Glitch Art: Jimmy Fizz, Glitchkyd

glitchkydz project/ introducting jimmy fizz

conceptual outline for glitchkyds – movie / virtual discontent mode / semi philosophical framework / play service

based on/ impractical ballardianism / fight jacking skate 3 / inspired by quote vanoss style play with aesthetic emphasis on naturally artificial/tm / de constructablity

describing jimmy fizz

introducing jimmy quote underscore fizz – open source fiction / character concept – archetypical glitch kyd / all round suburban smart arts with semi secret superhero power of detecting exploiting / even generating -often seemingly sentient glitches in / of ir immediate daily postmodern hyperreality

following mixed descriptions of jimmy fizz taken from large random sample of urban bypassers / conspirators / victims

jimmys features

– looks awkward / out of place
– features smeared sausage lips
– looks slightly too old to be skating depending on viewpoint
– optional receding hairline – n randomly swaps between
– often seen with black eye / unlikely looking 70s quote pr0n moustache
– sports urban casual dress sense / general quote skuffed appearance

glitchkyds terminology – x small list of glitchkydz terminology to eventually form wiki:

glitchkyds – skaters virtual andor otherwise who regularly subscribe to practical ballardianism/ precisely because of ir puerile collective tab glitchkyds few mention n

what glitchkyds entail in play:

glitch – opportunities / potential for unusually intense nonlinear exploration / experience of noize

noize – refers to old slade song/ little else

fnar – for quote no / absurd reasons

skuff – preparedness toughness resilience – ability / willingness to get ones hands dirty to fully engage with immediate reality / appearances whatever ir form or substance

terminal awedom – unwillingness to give in to awesomeness combined with street samurai resolve to seek n out with total irrational commitment

way of glitch – there not one/ so invent n

noe – tendency towards apophatic negation caused by dry dusty heat / time pressure of artificial environment

glavek – any skateboard with power to return to users hand by force of biopsychic attraction / will

stat – statistics suburban static default danger levels level of potential glitch

spoon / spoonerism – to perform slick urban ninja actions with slickness

suburban surrealism – potent combo of los angeles school style urban theory with internal not kung fu techniques of old masters

shenaniganning – serious ludonautic freeplay

freeplay – often dangerous hybrid technique of action reply / freeway

cc – concrete version of gg good research space – something ir not just cry about n but skate on n

avoidance – finding exploring / exploiting voids / other interstitial / null spaces

on responding to awkward circumstances

wreckx – x as not necessarily with style or grace

gf – garmephail state – of mind

jank – jankiness/ almost drug like

fizz – refers to odd research space physics aka phizckx

mayo – pull back shot usually establishing entire wrong / arbitrary context

mattrix – quote glossy matt surface style / mode / something to aim for

something to aim for – aspirational lifestyle / target

skyditching – diving down – not up – into sky of data / raw liquid television

hello! / lovely / silly – t shirt idea expressing very mood / tone of glitchkydz

get patched out – when opportunities for glitching suddenly – temporarily – disappear through accident naturally artificial change or short sighted / willful re misdesign

entirely sensical – referring to limited / naturally artificial nature of modern senses

flimmage – process of warping body image

au fait mother -afm – someone faking familiarity with way of glitch/ x non ironically includes all glitchkyds – sum of which might actually display familiarity

kaposhnaroogle – any improvised strategic approach / term by glitchkyds / practical ballardianites

l shaped room – room shaped like todays letter – usually l – as in not for life

floorkward – feeling deadpan awkward eg while smacking floor hard

section – radicalness measure of distance/ usually into units of 8 – like ba gua

spout – process in glitched reality/ often media induced hyperflexia

maz – musculature particularly x of bruce lee/ referrs to posing with loose fists -as if displaying pecs after particularly epic quote stat

x was not kung fu – statement of something featuring inverse not logic appearance or quality of whatever one means by kung fu

yeah/ bruce lee – state / statement of ones taut urban readiness potential eg as glitchkyd

bluesat – any kind of oversaturated / yves klein blue

do ir know ir shapes – legit question under any circumstance to which l one possible answer

pokipskie pick – any quote regular impossible trick

daft tagging – having unlikely resarc names in / for ir tight rnd crew eg vacated monkey / ankle lint / carbon smacktalk / lady murasak1 / magiquation / juvenile approach / litesnaxx / spoonerism / raspberry scorpion / breath of innocents / grim reefer

if x was ey – ed be crying / disoriented – typical statement of understatement as result of often painful recent failure

/ hang on x sky has corners

Glitch Art: Hang On This Sky Has Corners

freeverse/ on skyboxes:

little jack horner
was surprised as ey oughter
to discover ir sky featured corners
well bless ey blue socks – ir live in large box
x when everything changed
– resarc henry swanson/ from “hang on said jack”

/ glitchkydz tshirt jimmy fizz

Glitch Art: Glitchkydz Tshirt (Jimmy Fizz)

featuring entirely sensical slogan on front – hello! lovely silly – orangy banana yellow in colour with smart odour neutralizing / tear resistant materials / image of ur glitchkyd jimmy fizz on back

/ exploit theory glitch team

Glitch Art: Exploit Theory Glitch Team

near future scenario – need for zero degree cool ultra professional quote exploit theory crew able to both deep dive understand / willing to exploit / escape inherent gaps inconsistencies anomalies in contemporary virtual hyperreality matrix of global turbo videogame capitalism

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Hypertography One Exhibit: Games On TV Screens

RND/ to consider color inverted images of games on screens

Part of the Hypertography One Exhibit

5760 pixels width, edited in Gimp, images via Flickr

In which images of screens filmed by camera display an uncanny quality; scan lines, blurriness, bright spots, reflections, moire distortion pattens – in which overly saturated / washed out colours seem to symbolize unique forms of collective artificial memory and evoke what Amateur Postmodern Internet Theorist Robert What terms “The Video Real” – where sense of distance from the screen, from the cryptic meaning of the images viewed oscillates at approximately 7HZ.

Example Reference Link

Mirror’s Edge On TV

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