Walker Art Center


February 10, 2003


I really would like to tell more about my Spaghetti project. But I’m a bit worried. People are enthusiastic about the idea, and although I do not know if the idea lives up to its promise, I really would not like to see five years of work and philosophic internal debate go down the drain because someone, not one of the people blogging here, reads this on the internet and thinks: ‘Ah, that’s nice, I can do that too.’ And just because he has a bigger… I mean more money he does not give a damn so he hires all kinds of lawyers etc, and he cannot be traced anyway, so why should he care.

This is not just about another way to write interactive stories. This could be more. But I do not want to go into that. Not right now.

I wrote about two-dimensional stories, following a grid, two-dimensional stories that could turn into three-dimensional ones, cubes and more complex shapes. Who would want to make those, one might ask. But one could also ask who wants to use hexameters, iambs, and all those other weird forms of higher poetry.

New times, new art forms, born from old ones (read Bachtine about the novel). And all those new art forms, can only thrive when they have an audience. IF does not have an audience. Games have. But they are but they are still miles away from the possibilities I see.

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Posted by Jeroen Goulooze at February 10, 2003 05:32 PM
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