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Second Thoughts

June 12, 2014 / 0 comments

In my recent projects and with my students in Advanced Multimedia,  I have been experimenting with the excellent skrollr plugin for creating HTML5 web apps, or self-contained but networked “books” for multiple devices.  I like the way vertical scroll animations facilitate a kind of cinematic reading. The duration of a “dissolve”,  for example, can be left to the reader’s navigation speed, as…

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Motions (a video simulation of a web book)

February 9, 2014 / 0 comments

Motions takes human trafficking and contemporary slavery as its focus. Human trafficking is an accelerating form of crime and is a world-wide problem. It is one of the darker outcomes of globalization, the breakdown of the nation-state, and increasing ease of travel. Static and moving, variable and sequential, the piece presents programmed text, image and…

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Fingerbend (video simulation of a web book)

February 9, 2014 / 0 comments

Fingerbend written, designed and coded by Will Luers An insomniac writer moves to a small coastal town to investigate the work and disappearance of a cult web artist. Like the subject of his research, he can leave nothing outside the narrative: lists, blog entries, mobile photos, loops, and draft sketches of stories. This multimedia fiction,…

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Hypnagogia

February 9, 2014 / 0 comments

by Will Luers (video) and Roger Dean (sound) 2013 | 6min Hypnagogia is a state between wakefulness and sleep, in which dream-like impressions may cross the mind. The video was constructed specifically for the live performance by austraLYSIS (an ensemble of trumpet, piano, and live electronics) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on November 30th…

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FOS @ EFF PDX

April 28, 2013 / 0 comments

Film of Sound, my collaboration with sound artist Roger Dean and poet Hazel Smith will play at the Experimental Film Festival Portland 2013, a small, but enthusiastic fest in my hometown. The screening night is Friday May 24th at the Clinton Street Theater. Film of Sound 10 minute, single channel video Artists: Roger Dean, Will Luers…

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Parataxis

April 14, 2012 / 2 comments

The reason to read Autoportrait is to savor the shocking precision—a guillotine’s—of its rapid cuts between unlike ideas, and to savor the actual information offered about the textures and peculiarities of a specific consciousness. The Prince of Parataxis – by Wayne Koesenbaum “Parataxis” : the juxtaposition of two or more sentences without a conjunction. “I came. I…

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Film of Sound

February 6, 2012 / 0 comments

Having forgotten and then remembered why I once started blogging, I am now going to make a sincere effort to keep my own record of things going on. One of the things going on is that I have a new video work that is out and about, currently awaiting replies from various venues. Film of…

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September 5, 2011 / 0 comments

Database Narrative Archive, call for papers, thoughts and media

August 17, 2011 / 0 comments

The Database Narrative Archive symposium, held last May in Montréal, is culminating in an innovative journal of media and text that will be published on the Scalar platform, a multimedia authoring/publishing platform. We are distributing far and wide to academics and non-academics who are interested in, well, database, narratives and archives – however these meet…

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Lava Beds National Monument

July 5, 2011 / 0 comments

misc. spring

May 29, 2011 / 0 comments

D|N|A Symposium

May 15, 2011 / 0 comments

Just a brief summary of the Database|Narrative|Archive Symposium in Montreal.  I spent last weekend with about 120 others discussing and exploring a range of projects that were mostly non-fiction, interactive and cinema driven.  The scale of the conference was perfect – small enough to weave good conversation, large enough for a range of points of view. Organizers…

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“ambience is a novel with a logo” by Tan Lin

March 17, 2011 / 0 comments

After being gently knocked over by “Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking”, I ordered “ambience is a novel with a logo.”. I recommend you scroll through my little video reading to get acquainted with Tan Lin.  click to play Lin remixes networked and print reading/writing practices into something dense, beautiful, puzzling…

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iPortland: an iPhone photography show

March 5, 2011 / 0 comments

See the full gallery on Posterous Friend and Oregonian photographer had some of her iPhone shots shown at The New Space Center for Photography.

Tan Lin on ” the book as dispersed ambient textuality”

February 18, 2011 / 0 comments

KES  I am interested in your ideas about boredom, especially considering your work in an ambient avant-garde that goes against shock aesthetic. In your interview with Chris Alexander, Kristen Gallagher, and Gordon Tapper you discuss your interest in middle-brow reading, especially material like an index and a forward, both of which appear as appropriations from…

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provocative materials for thought

January 7, 2011 / 0 comments

via amazon.com “The image by itself is not a thought. It cannot possess a wholeness like that of a concept. Neither is it an interchangeable code like a language. Yet its irreversible materiality—the reality that is cut out by the camera—constitutes the opposite side of language, and for this reason at times it stimulates the…

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Fremont Troll, Seattle

December 5, 2010 / 0 comments

See the full gallery on Posterous Sent from my iPhone

Oswald State Park, OR

November 28, 2010 / 0 comments

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Life Data

November 23, 2010 / 0 comments

Back to conversing with the network. This site began as a video blog way back when and has since morphed into academic musings on digital forms with some more reflective journal entries. My main interest and art practice is still video–or “cinema” in general–but things have changed. My iPhone and iPad, for example, have turned…

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LoopLoop

November 10, 2010 / 0 comments

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/1026599 w=500&h=283] via vimeo.com Using animation, sounds warping and time shifts this video runs forwards and backwards looking for forgotten details, mimicking the way memories are replayed in the mind.