Digital Culture –| 2008

electronic art, technology and culture

Mirror States Review

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The Giver of Names by David Rokeby was a tad dissapointing. Conceptually it was quite interesting, however after interacting with it and trying to figure out the correlation between the objects examined and the resultant poem, I could find no connection. I resorted to using my own object a stiped scarf and got the following poem, may use for an artwork concept of my own for fun, however the poem had no connection to my scarf:

A molecular solid

in the center

can excessively cling to the last child

that is the olive-drab cord.

Until this coloured moment

        opposite the coloured solid,

a mouse-coloured schedule

in the center

will continuously crowd together.


Ok classmates what do you think?

Written by neva3548

August 26, 2008 at 8:04 am

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  1. I have mixed response regarding Rokeby’s Giver of Name. In one side, I think it is a fascinating piece that intelligently learns things from what it “see”. In the other side, it is ridiculously creating non-sense “poem”.

    However, I have to admit that the concept of this piece is interesting although cannot be considered as fascinating…


    August 27, 2008 at 5:54 am

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