hi, i apologize for the delays in my reply, i was thinking/feeling
through what i was thinking/feeling through when i was remixing your
remix the book…
…but now i know i can reply as simply as possible; as quickly as
cutting && pasting; as purposefully as we are all remixes like Dr.
Harraway’s cyborgs; all allwwwaze alrdy remmmixxxed && remixing each
others; all tied togethers; all Markov chained to each others; “as
memoryless (i.e. exhibiting the Markov property): the next state
depends only on the current state and not on the entire past” or most
generally agreed upon definition online or rather as cutcopies
instantiated without precendent: a remarkable series of remarks
marking traces, tracking back towards routes along paths signalled
from a distance. i was many games of chance, thinking/feeling
connections (as you mentioned) to hystories i/we have/share codework,
Glitch Art, error, encoded, Noise && New Media Art vocabularies. the
language of influences enumerated delicately for your open
files/formats to list like flowers, outside a window operating in the
systems of Psychic TV or rather Psychick TV or rather the Temple Ov
Psychic Youth from which my youth was spent misspelling while watching
static for patterns + listening to data as raw.
or rather, + mayhaps more clearly, a screen is a point of recording,
rendering, running unstable sources. we generate facts through
repetition, mantras ringing in our thirdMinds from the
Gysion-Burroughs complex. these bells chime and take a toll out of a
deserved desire for sharing alike along lines of attributions but i
tend towards the copier farther lefter while still constantly
navigating the spectrum we all live in online. Digital Cultures can
call such inconsistencies home on a Prepared Desktop. Animated GIFs
get called by names like ‘Legacy Format’s but i suspect they are
(while proprietary) also a kind of comfort to/for me. i remember them
+ make them (now && now again) + feel them close to home like those
tendencies i mentioned earlier, those thoughts/feelings of:
bitcrushing (fetishistic 1-BIT high contrast collapsing of color
ranges), Markov chains, generative texts, pseudo-codes + sum sense of
re:connexxxionz to constant considerations.
jonCates seeks to achieve + exxxpress high awwwesumness && deep wwweirdness through experimental New Media Art aestheticonceptechniques.
jonCates’ projects can generally understood as the creation of conversations, contexts + commununities.
jonCates makes, organizes and teaches experimental New Media Art. His projects have been presented internationally at various events in locations such as Beijing, Berlin, Madrid and Mexico City; nationally in Chicago, New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco and are widely distributed online. He works at the intersections of Glitch Art, Computer Witchcraft, digitalPunk and Noise musics. He is based in Chicago where he teaches in the Film, Video, New Media & Animation department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.