You have reached the hidden agenda page for THE ARCHIVERSE.

The (hidden) agenda is ongoing, as follows:

How can we make THE ARCHIVERSE explore itself? Would this be a function of the networked app? How would THE ARCHIVERSE behave in such a mode? Variable zooming and panning rates—incrementally, entropically slow to exponentially fast, an exploratory continuum? What would it seek, and how might it record and present its findings (or might we say observations)?

Install THE ARCHIVERSE in an active gallery exhibition space—active in the sense of producing artifacts on site, open to visiting archinauts. Explore authorship in collaboration with artists who produce their own archiversal figures, fabricating captures in various analog and digital processes and mediums. Exhibit mutating digital mediations (projection and sound) among plastic-arts manifestations (prints, paintings, sculpture).

Collaborative archiversal works credited to participating artists: e.g., THE ARCHIVERSE, by Carl Ferrero.

Create a deck of cards featuring captures, to be arranged in relational spreads.  Artist(s) renderings on reverse.

Language objects (letterforms, cf LETTERS FROM THE ARCHIVERSE) are in the process of (not) emerging from the field (THE ARCHIVERSE). Cf. Kim Cascone, “The Aesthetics of Failure: ‘Post-Digital’ Tendencies in Contemporary Computer Music” & cf also our agenda to transform/read/render THE ARCHIVERSE as sound art app.

ARCHIVERSE app must be a synthesizer. Cascone: “Any selection of algorithms can be interfaced to pass data back and forth, mapping effortlessly from one dimension [or program] to another. In this way, all data can become fodder for sonic experimentation.” So app ought to be able to sonically interpret text, layers, colors, object relations.

ARCHIVERSE might be a durational compositional space in which each gesture adjusts overall sound, e.g. by edits but also by zoom, pan, etc. Cf body presence and motion in Dream House affects compositional expression, but in ARCHIVERSE the sonic composition would be affected by archinauts, and sound waves might also affect letterforms.

ARCHIVERSE app findings/versions
1. version (e.g. LETTERS FROM THE ARCHIVERSE) JJ writes and curates (with guest composers) for general view; it’s live so archinauts can see changes real-time and can receive notifications when it’s being worked on
2. local versions archinauts can download, manipulate and share
3. app-wide sculptures that go live for general archinaut participation (for limited or extended duration)
* archinauts can create and share their own pieces, and open them to a collaborative network as they wish
* so LETTERS FROM THE ARCHIVERSE is one of many versions, and app can promote particularly active or successful versions
* LETTERS FROM THE ARCHIVERSE might also sample from works by other archinauts
The ARCHIVERSE app should have a performance roaming mode that algorithmically (algorhythmically) pans through mapped fields to promote improvisation. Can be adjusted for smoother or more jagged movement, visual pitch and flow, zoom rates and frequency. This will allow ambient washes and jump cuts.
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