David Blair on Mon, 23 Aug 1999 09:07:39 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Announce: feature-length hypervideo on the Web

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Announcement: feature-length hypervideo on the Web

Jacob Maker is a beekeeper who designs flight simulators. 
One day, the past arrives out of the future, and Jacob enters:

By David Blair

http://www.waxweb.org	(1993-1999, final version)

hypermedia version of the theatrically-distributed electronic feature 
"WAX or the discovery among the bees" (1991, 85:00). 

Available on the Web, in English, French, or Japanese versions. 
 or CD's in each language also available from the author.


Play the movie from beginning to end.
An 85 minute theatrical feature.         

Or click the "hypervideo" at any time.
The movie has 1200 shots.
Every shot is recomposed inside 25 unique pages/spaces. 

	Meaningful and endless resemblence; 
	start of a mechanical dream.

	Hypertexts for each shot, 
	sideways to time, and talking.

	Silent movies around each shot.
	The void of the dream.

Stutter through the dream. 
Then cut back to the movie. 

As you go,
the movie moves 
into endless time.

Expanding to become 
a grotesque 
and miniature world.


Waxweb (1999)


creative and technical authoring: David Blair

Hosted by the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
Partially supported by a grant from the New York State Council for the Arts.


cdRom available 
(with higher resolution video) 
PC (slow or fast versions), Mac (slow or fast versions), 
in English, French, or Japanese (available from the site).

Broadband versions available
(with high quality network video, for intranets or cable systems)


This release completes a project which first went online in 1993.

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