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<nettime-ann> [ann] world's longest running interactive project complete
Brian Thomas on Wed, 30 Nov 2005 16:39:24 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> [ann] world's longest running interactive project complete


Writing software for the Mac is like being an architect on a planet  
where the laws of gravity change each year. Seventeen years of  
building and expanding IF MONKS HAD MACS taught me that much. From  
the first release of MONKS in 1988 I aimed to create a world as  
engaging as the Macintosh itself -- a world that included games and  
literary machines. Monks is a library of interactive art that  
embraces the fight to take our culture back from corporate sponsorship.


When the Voyager Company released the first 24 volume color version  
of MONKS on CD-ROM MacWeek declared the project, "A seminal work of  
hypermedia art." I promised then to bring IF MONKS HAD MACS to the  
Windows operating system. That was difficult but not as challenging  
as building in the ever shifting gravitational field of OS X. I  
remained engaged in the project by expanding it at every delay.


Now, at last, what must may be the longest running construction in  
the history of new media is finished! While my work might be a legend  
in the Mac world, I suspect that it is less than a rumor in the art  
world. Now at its completion I'd like to invite any of you who are  
interested to visit. MONKS is controversial, yet beautifully  
illustrated, quick and deep.


For More information visit:


http://rivertext.com/





Brian

http://rivertext.com/
mixing art & ideas online since 1986

http://rivertext.smugmug.com/
my photo gallery


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