Walker Art Center


February 02, 2003

Do not believe every word I say

Do not believe every word I say. Some days I try very hard not to lye, but it wont work. Some days Im simply telling the truth, but nobody notices, not even me.

This is the story of my live (the short version): I try very hard to be the eternal student, even though this is a thing from the past. As a school dropout and squatter I studied the street live and tried to find ways to live without electricity, water or gas. When I realized everybody else around me was going crazy, becoming an addict or both, I moved on to the next course: a study to become a welder and a lathe operator. At the same time I did some courses at the university, that is: I simply walked into some university building, followed a group of students that seemed nice and joined whatever class they where attending.

After a while I discovered the existence of a special exam that would grant me access to the university even though I never finished high school. I passed the exam and started studying history. Since I got a degree (general literature, on a thesis about the work of Heiner Mueller) I first studied very hard to become a journalist and after that I tried to find out everything there was to know about web publishing.

The last five years I am working on new narrative schemes for interactive scenarios (games, movies, stories) and I am about to release the groundwork for a program in which these schemes can be used and managed by writers, designers and programmers. A prototype has been build, but unfortunately that was all done on the Apple Newton Messagepad. A lot of people think in terms of decision trees or forking paths when they describe interactive fiction. I tried to find other ways to deal with the problem at hand. I'm thinking squares and cubes, populated by tiny dots. No trees, no, no. Who needs them anyway? If you want to know why (or how or what) just ask me. Or wait, till I write some more.

Posted by Jeroen Goulooze at February 2, 2003 11:16 AM

uuhh that sound slike a good way to go to school!

Posted by: osfa on February 2, 2003 12:05 PM

hating trees... has that anything to do with D + G?

Posted by: osfa / prensa local on February 2, 2003 12:07 PM

D + G????

Posted by: Jeroen Goulooze on February 3, 2003 09:17 AM
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