Friday, September 15, 2006

Mind Time (Traveling Form)

When considering time-travel, I take into account active memory tripping. And then there's always the cognitive neuroscientific angle:
“What we have learned over the years is that what you get out of memory depends on how you cue memory. If you have the perfect cue, you can remember things that you had no idea were floating around in your head,” Norman said. “Our method gives us some ability to see what cues participants are using, which in turn gives us some ability to predict what participants will recall. We are hopeful that, in the long run, this kind of work will help psychologists develop better theories of how people strategically cue memory, and also will suggest ways of making these cues more effective.”
Cue Libet. Benjamin Libet, that is. Libet, whose research investigates what he calls Mind Time or The Temporal Factor in Consciousness, has conducted experimental studies that show how we all engage in a backward referral of subjective time so that we feel like we are living in the present when in reality, we are always living in the past. New media experiments in hyperreality try to catch up with the present through spontaneity and interactivity, where the artist simultaneously and continuously fuses with their readiness potential (to become a present-tense medium).

But I am not interested in making an argument or developing a speculative theory about Melting Plastic Fantastic Time.

Instead, I prefer to time-trip, capturing, processing, and stylizing the data of my experience as I go. The traces I leave behind, well, those are my Form.

Robert Creeley: "Form is never more than an extension of content."

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