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soma suture

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my last remix of 2012

an animated e-poem created in Flash
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Truck :: n. a self-propelled vehicle for carrying goods is a blog exhibiting a cornucopia of digital art, e-lit, net art, animations, writing and poetry by a wide range of artists and writers. A few weeks ago Erik Rzepka, Truck’s curator for the month of December, invited me to contribute something. So I created soma suture, which I remixed from Turning Away Toward + rawVamp + some texts from various posts at Truck in December. As a remix, soma suture also appears at R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX (a little differently).

Today is New Year’s Eve so soma suture is obviously my last remix of 2012 but it may also be the last remix I create in Flash. I love working in Flash but I’d like to create e-lit for all kinds of screens and devices, including mobile. So… Do I feel a New Year’s Resolution coming on?… WTF!… Yes… I resolve to make future remixes in JavaScript and HTML5 in 2013!

Happy New Year!

Scenic trail of remixes

A crissxross trail < R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX

one remix player’s scenic route through remixworx

A new work! It’s a kind of meta-remix of my personal creative journey through remixworx, our collaborative online remixing project. Conceived as a poetic interactive infographic with lots of multimedia animated content, this ‘scenic route‘ presents a sample trail of 33 out of the 100 remixes I’ve created since joining the remixworx group blog in January 2007. The trail includes a text commentary about my experience of remixing and co-creating over the past six years.

This particular crissxross remix trail formed the core of my presentation for the ELMCIP conference on Remediating the Social in Edinburgh, on 2 November 2012. Remixworx founder, Randy Adams, also presented at the conference, remotely from Canada. He gave an overview of the project and showed a couple of remixes (bookish version 1.3 and Notes Noir) before giving a live online VJ performance of the Visual Poetry Generator 0.1, accompanied by a spoken word and music soundtrack. Below is a sample screenshot from VPG 0.1.

Sketch 1
Randy Adams’ screenshot of random animation created by a Flash engine called Visual Poetry Generator (VPG 0.1), used for VJ sets

See more images in the remixworx flickr pool. You can also see a video of our conference presentations on the ELMCIP bambuser channel.

Chris Joseph, another prolific remixer who has been in it from the start, couldn’t make the conference but he contributed to our section in the Remediating the Social catalogue (free download).

SonoBuoy

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SonoBuoy: a dance of disclosure is the third in a series of dynamic animated remixes I created for R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX in response to Alan Sondheim‘s avatar work. This one is remixed from Letting Slip and Turning Away Toward and Alan’s thinworld.mp4 (video) and blackswan.mp3 (music).

Letting Slip

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Letting Slip: a dance of disrememberment is the second in a series of dynamic animated remixes I created for R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX in response to Alan Sondheim‘s avatar work. This one is remixed from Turning Away Toward and Alan’s vyrgyn empy avatar and trudy (extract).

Turning Away Toward

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Turning Away Toward: a dance of introduction is the first in a short series of dynamic animated remixes I created for R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX in response to Alan Sondheim‘s avatar work. This one is remixed from: rawVamp and Alan’s Anorectic Avatars (skins of Julu Twine) and tora (music extract).