by Ken Feingold on May 02, 1997 at 21:42:02:
In Reply to: Re: anthropomorphizing the machine posted by alex galloway on April 24, 1997 at 02:42:16:
:you say "human action by a nonhuman object"
No, not at all. I said "Interactivity is , in many ways, about affirmation of the human action by a nonhuman object". That's quite different.
:can you talk more about why you are not interested in the work, the text, that exists outside of the author? it seems that, with computers, we can for perhaps the first time starting working in this radically-authorless space (that people have been *theorizing* about for 30 years).
I'm sorry to answer your question with a question - but what are you talking about? I can't imagine art that has a basis outside of an author. What is a "radically authorless space"? Which theories are you referring to? How does the computer provide a possibility for "authorlessness". Who writes the code?