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<nettime> Announcing: _:terror(aw)ed patches:_ [A Google Wave(let) Trans
mez breeze on Thu, 26 Nov 2009 00:25:43 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Announcing: _:terror(aw)ed patches:_ [A Google Wave(let) Transformation Wurk]

_:terror(aw)ed patches:_
A Google Wave(let)
Hinton <http://non-playercharacter.com> + Netwurker

Title: _:terror(aw)ed patches:_

URL: http://non-playercharacter.com/?p=43

Description: Shane Hinton + Netwurker Mez create a new method of
collaborative fiction through _live concurrent editing_ in Google Wave. This
process results in expressive output[s] termed "Transformations":

"Google Wave <http://smarterware.org/1955/the-google-wave-highlight-reel> uses
an algorithmic variation of ?operational transformations? [live concurrent
editing] which occur through a process called transformation:

   - The server transforms the client?s request, resulting in the client
   manifesting the same transformed output.
   - The notion of concurrency is invariably important as it mimics
   geophysical conversational states.
   - Utilizing the server as a point of relay [when more than one client's
   output is involved] assists in providing scalability and reliability.
   - The playback feature allows the server to present the document as a
   stream of operations that have occurred thus far in a particular wave/state.

Transformation relies on continual modification...This accent on process
acts to rewire the notion of documents as statically defined ?objects? and
[by proxy] any information contained within. This has enormous implications
in regards to such institutionally-governed categories such as literacy,
media, the professional/amateur divide, narrative, and information
Feedback appreciated.

Reality Engineer>
Synthetic Environment Strategist>
Game[r + ] Theorist.
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