Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Lots to cover:
In response to Mica:
Art trade. "It's the stock exchange but the exchange of money is based on ideas alone, artist's ideas, pure ideas." What about when it comes to video? With art, you can always get a copy. Copies, of course, are less expensive. But owning the original, oh boy. Big bucks are paid sometimes. But with digital video...no one can own the original. Unless everything is distributed compressed and watermarked beyong belief. This about it. This art we're creating. It's so amazing, yet there will not be a stock market for it. Of course, collaborative DVDs can be made. But what's in an 'original' with DV? Is it nothing? It's kind of an honor system, where you get Red vs. Blue for free, but then buy the DVD to show support like you would another kind of artist: musician (buy tickets, records), painter (buy original artwork). Granted: DVD comes with bonus features not available for free. It's not even about the money issue, it's the stock market idea. We are the traders, trading our own media by sharing it through syndication. The trade comes when I watch Marc's vlog and he watches mine. Is there an original for digital video?
The Near Future:
I'm leaving this Saturday for Turks and Caicos, a group of islands in the Carribean. It's warm there. We're going to Beaches Turks and Caicos resort for the second time. There's lots of eating, sunbathing, and SCUBA do be done. We fly back into NYC on April 2nd. The next day, Sunday, I have a something going on at NYU, a prospective school for me. Any NYCers wanna get together perhaps? Shoot me an e-mail! Otherwise, you'll have to do without Dooser until April 4.
Finally, this video:
We'll be missing Easter for the vacation. This year, I painted eggs and such with Brittney and the family.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
I have a hard time with goodbyes. I miss people. I don't like to not know someone anymore. What would it be like to converse with you now? Do you hate me? Do I hate you? I was in a state of nostalgia and missing those I've had to say goodbye to. My mind was everywhere at once. It was a dream state. I layed, with my dog: contemplated. I slept in my normal clothes. It's complete awareness of the unconscious. The world is fake, all a matter of illusional relationships. What if I had to say goodbye to _John_ and never see him again? Imagine that, feeling the same way about that later as I do now about things past. Where do I go? Where did I go? What's wrong, what's right? ..Hell, what's left? My mind aray. A ray, of unforgetable things that seem to have never happened. It can't be real, that couldn't have happened. It won't happen now, _John_ won't allow it. Thus, it never could have happened. Did I take the road less travelled? or am I completely off path. Histories. Visual proof of histories. Of feelings that...cease to exist? Yes, _John_ can't possibly want to be my friend now. He would have called. Telephone. A dial tone.
Monday, March 14, 2005
Some of you are aware of Kumquats, the newsletter I'm involved in. Well, Issue 3pi comes out tomorrow. It's a five pager, longest one yet. And accompanying it is Kumquats Video Pi: the first (of many to come) Kumquats video, put on by the staff. Visit the Kumquats website to see the current issue and to download different (better quality) versions.
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Thursday, March 03, 2005
I'm back from my trip. It was excellent. Xbox was down the whole time, to give it a rest. Sorry if you missed the site or something. Doubtful.
The day before we left was the National Honor Society induction ceremony. I was inducted last year. This year, I was asked to make a speech on 'Character'. This is what came out.
AVI cause I'm too busy to convert and edit and all that.
Busy, busy week this week. I'm putting on a show at a local theater. I've been doing a heck of a lot of work for it. You'll see video soon, if I get a few days leisure. That's probably spelled incorrectly.