by anonymous on May 19, 1997 at 01:25:36:
In Reply to: authorless art posted by alex galloway on May 17, 1997 at 01:37:45:
: i'd say that there is much room for authorless art. theory i'd reference: barthes' death of the author, others... but that's not the point.
: i'd like to focus on how the computer makes this possible for the first time.
: ken, perhaps you could humor me with my metaphor. yes, people write code. but in the hands of the artist this code reflects back on the artist
: and acts out a sort of artificial life that is unlike traditional art forms.
: My point here is that art (texts) *act*. they perform work. they may be authorless.
: Interactive art doesn't create an object, per se. the object is created by the user.
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