Inhabited Text

From Rhizome Artbase

Inhabited Text was originally developed as the online companion to the PhD Thesis:
'Inhabited Content: An Exploration into the role of the viewer through the realisation of In Conversation and other works.' The work functions as a chatspace where visitors to the site can ask questions of dr_susan and also about the text environment they find themselves in.
"I didn't set out to make this (text that is) as a piece of work, although it may well become that. The intention was more to find a form of writing that might critically reflect the processes within the work that it seeks to describe/contextualise/investigate. A truth to materials/content principle inasmuch as I'm applying some of the same 'situation-specific' rules to the writing that I do to the artwork. This is also an attempt at defining an alternative methodology/outcome for a Fine Art Thesis for a PhD by practice. The writing here is definitely rooted and coming out of a 'practical' investigation." - dr_susan
Inhabited Text cgi and chatserver programming by Michiel Dethmers.
The development of Inhabited Text was financially supported by a research and development grant from the Combined Arts Unit of the Arts Council of England.

Susan Collins
20 June 2002
Legacy descriptive tags
Susan Collins, Michiel Dethmers, Touched, Pedestrian Gestures, In Conversation, Introductory Exchanges, Cruisin', AudioZone
Attribution: Susan Collins
Participatory, Generative, Documentary, contextual, Conceptual, surveillance, social space, robot, performance, memory, language, interact, HTML, Virtual, Text
Attribution: Rhizome staff
Variant History
outside link
open submission
20 June 2002
Susan Collins
static files
20 June 2002
Rhizome staff