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 Waveuses an algorithmic variation of “operational transformations”
[live concurrent editing] which occur through a process called
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
The playback feature allows the server to present the document as a
stream of operations that have occurred thus far in a particular
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