researching on one-dimensional communication in digital answering machines
SW>Y>PE ::: V
SW>Y>PE TOUCH I
TOUCH I is all about haptics and hygenics, surrounding the body’s borders. The wish for physical contact, ensurance, warmth and the non-touching society rules neglecting the body are opposed. The limited possible actions with a digital answering/vending machine are frustrating. Dark layers of roughness prevail under and above the transparent glasses of enlightenment.
SW>Y>PE ::: VI und VII
putting the data exchange closer to the body: skin contact chains
SW>Y>PE TOUCH II and III
Chains for the daily wear, not to be opened, to ensure a permanent contact. The man-machine interface is working ist way closer to the body, even into it, comiing nearer and nearer to the brain to make the vision of thought control come real. Improvement of mankind aswell.
Brain-enhancement by chemistry will be followed by digital devices. The chains are bi-directional: they may do the wearer some good, but they also (and much better so) serve undefinded others. Beauty and horror are intermingled.
Taking part in a conceptual project of Caren Florance about swiping technologies:
Write me a script for the zine. Send me your script with instructions as to pagination, and let me know if there’s a special spot on a page where something particular should go. If you’d prefer, I can send you the digital file and you can interact with the pages directly using Photoshop or any other graphic software, then send them back to me. Once you have participated, I will send you the link to the other contributions. You will also receive five physical copies (and you can buy more very cheaply). I am planning to create a web version where people can click in and out of the various versions. Of course, the other participants and their versions are out in the open now, but everything else still stands.