Achtung! On The Evil Electronic Art of Project Atlas

RND/ in which everyone’s favorite dystopian ‘near future now’ ludocapitalist hyper-corporation announces the oh-so sinister sounding “Project Atlas

Dig the darkly laughable opening spiel by Officer Ken Moss, in which he proudly states his pure gaming heritage, aka

“We might be utterly despicable if not outright evil – but at cold, dead mechanial heart we’re made entirely of warm, friendly little gamers – kinda like you dim plebian whales whose heads we happily spit upon from our brutalist corporate balcony on the 1000th floor, overlooking the burnt and pillaged colonial lands of the Video Undead muah-hah-hah-hah! *cough* sorry”

– Conceptual new media art, meant to look like secret official documents stolen by Allied data ninja forces during an alternative World Reality War 2 (when videogames won)

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Hypertography One Exhibit: Videogame Realism as Ideology

RND/ to consider cinematic photorealism in videogames as ideology

Part of the Hypertography One Exhibit

/ hyperreal aesthetics of light in battlefield

weapons are not just tools of destruction ir are also tools of perception
– theorist paul virilio

consider x even light in battlefield video space franchise directly signifies x gleaming surface – ideological – reality [1]

The Ideology Of Realism: Battlefield of light

in which even light elf appears information channel imparting ideas – in case of battlefield ideas about war – which have direct efficacy in real world

battlefield/ important cultural commentary / propaganda statement on modern warfare – x alleged social darwinian naturalness / unquestionable inevitability

idea as x war – now with improved destructibility – as both exciting / manly – x quote playing warplay makes one more alive -though anyone who needs to feel quote more alive through exit / destruction probably means ir already member of living dead

to these unspoken ideological ends frostbite engine gives x full graphical support – directly providing quote epic feel / direct access to far right / ultra conservative political worldview though advanced quote natural/tm lighting – creating soul stirring spasms of shocking / awe inspiring power / totalizing destruction

x as play engines are not quote neutral tools but directly help literally quote render or directly manifest on screen andor in eyes of resarcs toxic ideology of militainment

ah those fresh beautiful – dead – battlefield mournings/ note however effortless -normalizing dance of such light clouds – one can almost smell refined -canned ozone of all amerikan air dropped freedom/tm

note there are never really any humans in such research space system space/ only mindless drones darting about on fully automatic – headless / insanely logical

abandoned city as lifeless / silent exposed as another manifestation of insanity of great war engine – now always live / direct online rendered realtime as brainlessly enjoyable e sport from abominable global -big business theatre – absurdly deadening third -world order of simulacra

warning/ not safe for work – or play

update patch – to consider unreal engine now officially literal war en

sorry but unreal engine as not rat style

style as answer to everything
– charles bukowski

lament/ consider how n might seem sum developers still need reminding x unreal engine as not rat style

in blind uninterrupted pursuit of every increasing graphical fidelity levels / x dimly attendant cinematic/tm realism keen sense of rat style andor direction are too often bypassed entirely in immediate favour of often subtle yet essentially simplistic application of coloured lights / quote gritty metallic surfaces / textures

x as resarc devs using such engines seem too often to be merely displaying innate light rendering qualities of engine – little else – what engine does anyhow by default show off quote nice lighting effects

while every choice one makes in engine can conceivably considered artistic ir often entirely free of far more expressive style expressed by eg team fortress 2 lsd dream emulator killer 7 return of obra dinn

virtually nonthing in terms of rat direction as happening at outpost 23 x all seems about empty spectacle of tech to -neural computational expense of everything else

yet as abstract encounters group correctly states – technically impressive not

if one drags oneself away from -apparently overwhelming majesty of how quote cool everything looks for second x soon easy to realize x such space as almost entirely devoid of style – hey maybe n not need any but x still cause for artistic concern considering amount of devs which switch to unreal

outpost 23 – where style got wrapped in shiny plastic – tech uber alles/ all other artistic priorities rescinded

only message to devs being shouted by such scenes as cool huh / ey know right

The Ideology Of Realism: Malcolm McFlak Outpost 23

now take look at malcolm flak see what ey thinks ey doing/ very little as n turns out/ notice how malcolm as dressed in latest active deathmatch arena armor which shows off sum very pretty highlights complete with ir warm green woollen cap / ir incredibly detailed oversized personal overcompensation weapon malcolm looks ready for anything – anything except for immanent threat of actual style

despite ir slick look malcolms as generic as techno blandscape which -literally spawned ir poor dim schmuck

rather than surpassed unfortunately n seems brown play have been merely been sublimated / conceptually dubious torch of technical sophistication / fidelity level in service of cinematic realism merely passed on to new generation of rendering engines / devs which use ey / get used up by ey

update patch/ philip klevestav

one good example of actual style – one of quote painting with light – as work of philip klevestav currently wasted as ratist on blizzards overwatch

philips ukd sci fi interior scene displays understanding of nuance / strong interplay between architectural structure / precise lighting needed to embody / fully express n – x as light not used as merely another decorative light source but as overt stylistic expression

update patch 2/ allison road et al

in which something about rendering engines ideologically pursuing photorealism – x ideological rendering of concept of home in eg allison road / last hills feels disturbingly unreal

update patch 3/ epic research now gear of war – epic research as now official engine of exit / destruction

/ on graphical fidelity generally / blind pursuit of total cinematic realism

rather than reproducing world spontaneously / automatically as ideology of realism would have spectator believe cinematic apparatus always operates selectively limiting filtering / transforming images x are x raw material
– rodowick david n 1994 p77 crisis of political modernism/ criticism / ideology in contemporary film theory

in keeping with boing boings strict classic attention economy injunction/ just look at n/ say deus ex environmental concept rendered in unreal engine 4 – just look at n/ for what exists/tm as always good – now here more of n

The Ideology Of Realism

on unreal engines realistic aesthetics -prison environment/ so one looks with usual passive interest – but what ir see might only belong to prevailing ideology of realism

consider what being manifested on screen or quote rendered virtual set of cultural ideas regarding distinct non playability / non interactivity of cold hard symbolic environment of massive control

such video research featuring incredibly detail / scientifically accurate lighting effects are often referred to as quote tech demos or quote barely interactive screen savers since ir only allow strictly limited set of pre defined interactive possibilities -eg wasd while shooting people in face

x loud unspoken assumption being stated in x scene in / through every pixel regarding how things are / how ir should be – but according to whom

everything ir call real as made of things x cannot be regarded as real
– physicist niels bohr

x almost as though reason such world displays precise high degree of graphic fidelity n has as precisely because n does not want ir to change n/ such world as in total lock down

just as x environment as one of control precise mechanical movement / security resarcs alienation as built in to scene / as reflected back in ir exact lack of genuine options for meaningful interaction

consider modern blind / aggressive pursuit of total cinematic realism in video research as what might be called quote graphic fidelity – x as unquestioning loyalty to violence of cinematic realism

peoples concept of what real as almost always x which as most convenient for ey to believe at time
– brian eno imaginary landscapes/ film on brian eno/ 1989

perhaps aesthetics being rendered in deus ex scene unreal engine are quote realistic aesthetics of prison environment in robotic name of prevention of non official resarc meaning

The Ideology Of Realism: Parallax View

update/ remixed screens of most excellent article about graphical realism – parallax view by real world mag / michael thompsen

/ on feeling high on dead end thrills

consider research not merely about realistic high fidelity graphics or frozen quote epic moments – but about living people/ ir dynamic relationships / ir strange ideas/ indeed anything else seems dead dry end

fundamental qualities x make good play have remained unchanged / elusive/ consumers still flock to buy original addictive / fun/tm research leaving many flashy products with million dollar budgets languishing in 9 dollar bin/ these costly failures demonstrate x consumer does not desire cinematic experience but rather quality research experience
– sid meier play spacer

to consider dead end thrills as slick propaganda website for cinematic photorealism – encouraging default hollow quote passion / continued lack of imaginative talent behind worlds most generic video spaces

indeed try throwing back another shot every time another unctuous research industry figurine talks jive about passion in video play spaces – as though ideological mission as to consider essential elements of play / resarcs mere quote distraction / instead provide quote lovingly captured snapshots of often startlingly empty virtual worlds / ir blandly beautiful inhabitants – where even designer dirt as clean

all of x screen shots seem to come from same -ideological engine – engine x can only render clones / cookie cutter landscapes

n might accurately compared work of lost unit stills photographer on dull movie set/ x job as to falsely flatter / mis translate video space yet -allegedly without any presence of ownership

to somehow provide visual document x not diminished by technology – yet which as in fact nearly entirely defined by n

to consider dead end thrills another overt attempt to further confuse vitally important quote play as strictly big business debates

modern videogame realism equation:

where “polish” signifies more effort (work) equals higher ‘worth’ (ie psychological / consumer sunk-costs justification) = profit$!!

x as x only true interest as in heavily sanitized -corporate quote rat/tm x exists within what n regards as dumb -entertrainment medium only

in paradoxically sly bid to validate research or win approval from otherwise intelligent jury of play critics dead end thrills as falsely inspired – primarily by quote journal of cinematic illusions – nice name

x choice of research as decidedly discriminatory/ even worse n patronizingly states quote even most rushed or underfunded research can dazzle / inspire – as though hotline miami wants or needs anyone to give n makeover

site has gone through few changes over years / has settled on what n regards as x quote purest format to date

images are downloadedable at high rez / are available upon request at quote extreme rez! suitable for print by hip

yet while n maintains x not simple wallpaper resource all of x disturbingly samely snap shots have been taken with x precise use in mind

dead end thrills as expensively cheap videogarme tourism/ unconsciously n loves ogling video space landmarks with virtual instamatic – even ridiculously states x as actually quote job of play elf -indeed rockstar research would agree

x central underlying ethic as x of work/ to confine / isolate video research from wider cultural questions

indeed x contributors discard hundreds more shots than ir post in all out effort of deliberate selection design / cultural decontextualization

x as ir challenge ir hobby / ir only source of fun

x also why research only tend to feature there if ir allow inherently limited pseudo quote freedom of control over camera / play events [2]

while x little quote photoshopping beyond subtle tweaks to gamma common to online publishing elf perceived male -resarc gaze as full effect

in which play feels heavily modded / made exactly similar because x serious business of research / not research x dead end thrills enjoys

x all about quote downsampling – rendering at hi rez / then shrinking to quote improve quality -of modern image of what n thinks research should eb

in many cases capturing what makes these research live / holding ey inside dead images as only possible thanks to per arranged generosity / understanding of developers who provide unlocked or early builds of ir play

failing x if retail version not allow shots x are quote worthwhile – according to x narrow definitions – play not feature

credit should go to hackers / modders who enjoy truly opening retail research up so x anyone can explore ey – but n not/ dead end thrills only seems dedicated to ey

indeed n gives clear / outright thanks to giant hardware corporations whose sole job n as to promote / further environment destroying technology of play

for seekers of dead end graphical thrills x as merely capitalist quote win win scenario as one as provided with equipment quote to crash / burn on regular basis

entire site as proudly powered / indelicately perfumed with alarming corporate cloud of intel corsair / nvidia

images are hosted by quote content delivery network/ wow

note/ interesting how research industry often talks about millions of hours tears / sweat poured into video space rat in terms of mere content – like styrofoam packing peanuts

how does site work

if not for living resarcs which inhabit ey video space worlds are soulless / dead

empty spaces visited by dead end thrills are explored repeatedly to find what n safely regards as quote best possible quality most quote appropriate formats / most generically quote exciting / evocative moments

each play has x own gallery which can be found via index/ front page of site displays fixed number of most recent snaps number depending upon platform

image count thumbnail quality / loading chunks o content vary

passing viewers hover or tap on image to display information about play / shot together with icons for sharing on social schmuck networks like twitts / disinterest / fakelook

x also handy cornflower blue icon for downloading full rez version of image – though ideological resolutions are somewhat lower than original 4k – apparently new benchmark for quote standard sub standard research blandness video space culture for hire

dead end thrills has produced marketing / production assets for companies such as bethesda play studios arkane studios / crytek under strict contract – x not seem to bother anyone

x worked in entirely voluntary capacity under nda with companies such as epic research remedy entertainment avalanche studios crystal dynamics rocksteady studios / funcom

professional work as tailored to ir unique requirements of branding / pr teams / uses years of useless experience in wrangling play engines shamelessly liaising with developers – shock horror even playing research elves

Reference Links

  1. Photorealist Work Ethic
  2. Videogame Neorealism
  3. Nvidia Rendering

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Hypertography One Exhibit: Hudson Valley Ruins

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

Part of the Hypertography One Exhibit

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: Glitch Art / Theory

RND/ consider videogame glitch art / theory

Part of the Hypertography One Exhibit

/ 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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