Comments: Spaghetti

I find it extremely a kid i loved reading those "what if" books... from space adventures with robots, clones and aliens... to indiana jones... i also enjoyed playing D&D (actually, every friday night a bunch of alcoholic roleplaying geeks have their sessions at my house, but i'm not part of that circle, it's my younger 23 year old brother's hobbie)... some videogames i really like as a similar form of narrative, but i guess more dinamic, i actualy love to watch people play videogames, 'cause you never know how it's going to end, every player makes a diferent "story" with the same game (of course, i'm talking of videogames where you are free to wonder arround, and have a nonlinear structure)... and then i look forward to the development of interactive cinema, see how it turns out... what i'm trying to say i guess is that i find your "Spaghetti" program very... i guess stimulating is the closest word... can't wait to see how is used by creators and artists...

un saludo

Posted by Luis humberto Rosales at February 5, 2003 02:42 PM

a bit late to make an intelligent comment, but it sounds very cool.. have you ever checked the rhizome concept [Deleuze and Guattari], the one fran in on of his early posts was speculating whether it existed or not... i do have to make a comment on that at some moment.

i like the image too!

Your concept/system sounds also connected to what Howard Rheingold calls "sentient things". He discusses in his latest books how thing are soon going to be equipped with rfid [radio frequency ids: microchips] that will allow to connect information to them, - besides other functions... This way you might be walking in some natural park and point your 3g / gsm cell phone to some stone, and the phone would tell you the story of that stone... going from one object to another one thinks that you might get some kind of "pasta" narrative of /from the place... will see [rheingold, 2002, smart mobs]

Posted by osfa at February 5, 2003 06:39 PM

Wow!, very interesting and intriguing...
It sounds like a lot of work to have a good and complete story...

And, as Luis and Osfa, I would be expecting for somebody to use your Spaguetti...


Posted by Cindy Gabriela at February 6, 2003 12:07 AM

correction to previous comment:
it should say gps cell phones instead of gsm... canīt find how to edit the comment, sorry...

Posted by osfa at February 6, 2003 06:24 AM

I do not talk about it much with people. But it is good to know that people see a value in the concept.

I am talking to two programmers to port it from the newton to other platforms. They are awaiting a presentation (they only know part of the concept). I havbe to finish it next week. hmm, better hurry, I'm only half way:-)

Posted by Jeroen Goulooze at February 6, 2003 07:52 AM
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