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Friday, January 20, 2006

Excellent short film

What is Epic?

8 Comments:

At 7:24 PM, Blogger shakescene said...

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At 7:25 PM, Blogger shakescene said...

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At 7:26 PM, Blogger shakescene said...

Same nightmare, different day. Caught the 1984 reference, yes?

But technology changes nightmares and apocalypse scenarios. Now we've got Epic and the Singularity.

Don't worry, though. Old Douglas Rushkoff has a different story for you.

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger Zachary said...

i enjoyed the presentation, and this is esssentially one aspect of my book i've been half-ass working on "the XIVth Cola War" - though i appreciate the simplicity and impact of its style.

whose comments were deleted on here? did EPIC edit itself?

 
At 12:56 AM, Blogger Lorrimer said...

Holy fucking crap.

I didn't catch a specific 1984 reference. Have to watch it again.

But I did notice that in at least one shot, the upside-down reflected image of the word "EPIC" replaced the middle two letters with the symbol for pi.

...does anyone think it will happen anything like that? I mean, regardless of whether google buys amazon or whatever, it seems like the Epic product is where we're headed. And it seems pretty fucking cool on one level. But I don't know that having that would kill off traditional media so directly...

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger shakescene said...

Christ, I don't know. But certainly centralized media will need to find a way to compete.

One thing that seems to get lost in all of this, is how relatively few citizens of the planet are on the internet regularly. There are vast swaths of "digital ghettoes" around the world. One can walk through San Francisco and get free wifi whenever they want. Here in Richmond, it's a different story.

For this vision to become concrete, we'd need both a global wireless network -- on its way -- and free or nearly free access to computers that can connect -- also on its way.

I dunno. I'm hardly qualified.

But I'm sure an expert on an archaic medium for immediate performative art. And I really do think that between this, on-demand TV, and the death of the New Studio System, immediate performative art will be all the more interesting to people.

 
At 12:16 AM, Blogger Lorrimer said...

Yeah. The last ten years have been all about positioning ourselves for the inevitable backlash...

 
At 9:00 AM, Blogger shakescene said...

Laugh if you will...

 

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