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- Troy Innocent: memespace
- Tofts, Darren
- It is often said that the most pressing issue facing interface designers and multimedia artists is the need to find a language that is unique to computers. It seems to me that this is an adjacent, rather than direct angle of attack. It is actually more appropriate to speak of a language of computers and the electronic spaces they generate. While this might seem like so much hair-splitting, there actually is a difference. The difference lies in the recognition that new media-spaces already constitute a language of sorts, conducted on an infra-visible, inhuman level. Remember, this is a space of abstraction we're talking about: "there's no there, there". Perhaps we need to start thinking of new media artists as translators, mediators between the virtual and the real.
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- Swinburne University of Technology
- Mesh, No. 11 (Spring 1997)
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- Art exhibitions; Australia; Cyber art; Digital media; Innocent, Troy; Interactive art; Technology
- Experimenta Media Arts
- Copyright © Darren Tofts 1997. This article appeared first as: Tofts, D. (1997). Troy Innocent: memespace. Mesh (11), available from: http://www.experimenta.org/mesh. The published version of the paper is reproduced here with the kind permission of the publisher.
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