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_Net.Drenching -- Creating The Co[de][i]n.Text_
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_Net.Drenching -- Creating The Co[de][i]n.Text_
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by Mez
netwurker [@] gmail [dot] com

[Abstract: the following is written via  the polysemic language system termed _mezangelle_, which is constructed using digital formats/stylistics derived from mobile, networked + code-based technologies. To _mezangelle_  means to take words/wordstrings/sentences and alter them in such a way as to extend and enhance meaning beyond the predicted or the expected….
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please parse the following accordingly.]

 

>Date: Sun, 24th Sept 2006 08:41:34 +1000
>To: R[eal]T[ime]readers@deadtree.media
>From: "][mez][" <netwurker@gmail.com >
>Subject: _Net.Drenching – Creating The Co[de][i]n.Text_

 

>> _Net.Drenching – Creating The Co[de][i]n.Text_

>………………………….[insert a projected:]
>soc[ial].net[worked] contemporary culture  
>enveloping & reiterating <a>
>broad telecommunicative <or> networked phenomenon
>………………………….[=]
>an emergent parallel language/meme shift…

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                        [blip]<s(ocial)ta(c)tic>
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                                    .
                        [.connecting 2 CS <Comprehension Server>, please wait.]
                                    .
                                    .
                                    .
…   …… …… … . . ……………
                        ……   ………………….
                        [.connection established]
                        [.downloading context.patch………………………
                        …………………………………………………….
                        …………[context.exe consists of a reader]………
                        …………[.u.]……………………………………..
                        …………[who is an open-ended, active absorber]..
                        …………[ie will attempt 2 engage]………………
                        …………[the vagaries of a networked text]……...
                        …………[in this dead tree <static> media]…….
                        ………………………………………… .     .     …
                        . ..      ….          …..          .         .         …..   . . …...]
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                                    .
                        [.re.establishing _Net--Code.Drench_ connection]
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                                    .
[.connection established]
                        ……………..</static>……………………………..

>………………………….[this]
>infomatic-shift can be sampled directly
>via the mobile technologies inc. the Internet’s condensed webbing
>…………………………..[as well as being entrenched in]
>the action of corporate structures <or> institutions
>who r currently engaged in the rapid assimilation of
>creative telemetric information production.
…………..[think: MySpace.altering.advertising.identities.]
…………..[think: flickr = mining.visual.desires]
…………..[think: YouTube.as.auteur.category.flattener]
…………..[live: social.networking]
……………………………………………………………………………..
.…………………………………………………………………………….
>…………………………..[this shift is]
>impacting on expressive.production[s]
>that rely on these social networked conventions
>i.c [u + this] evolving world of creative
>net-code.production as reflected via
>extended avenues of potential
>communication enhancement/alteration that the
>netwurk intrinsically displays.
>in relation 2 any institutionalised support structures
>it is manifestly inappropriate for a print-mentality
>/object oriented approach to b taken in relation to
>the examination or exploration of net-code.wurks….
….……………………………………………………………………………..
.…………………………………………………………………………….
>…………………………..[as these r not initially designed]
>2 b concretized in terms of an economic, narrative, linear
>or observably aesthetic value.
>it is difficult when various .org(s) purports 2 cater 4 both
 _writing offline|online_ writing continuums….
….……………………………………………………………………………..
.…………………………………………………………………………….
>+ hence freezing them in2 a type'o static tapestry.......
>.

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.
                        [context software insert here:]
.
.
.
                                    .hordes of
                                    .emailers+
                                    .IRCers+
                                    .MMOers+
                                    .txters+
                                    .l33t7.speakas+
                                    .ICQers+
                                    .Y-talkers+
                                    .tag(g.cloud)ers+
                                    .bloggers+
                                    .voggers+
                                    .Flickrers+
                                    .beboers+
                                    .MySpacers+
                                    .YouTubers+
                                    .google_mappers+
                                    .folksonomites+
                                    . Del.icio.usters+
                                    .Wikites +
                                    .slashdotters+
                                    .diggers+
                                    .rss_feeders+
                                    .ascii cuneiformers +
                                    .coders =
                                    .knitting &
                                    .morphing &
                                    .developing a
                                    ._new_cod[literatur]e_text_fabric
                                    .
                                    .
                                    .
                                    .
                                    .
                                    .
>many of these emergent genre/s [including my mezangelle.pseudo.codework]
>employ numerous avatarian-type-functions ie employing a _netwurker_ tag
>used 2 define autopoethical/fictionalised n[ew]uances + integrate them
>in traditionally defined correspondence pathways [via "mezangelled" language iterations].                       
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.
.
.
[4 more information, click on context software link above].
                                    ……………………………………………………………..
…………….[.well.]……………………………………..          
…………….[in a folksonomy crèche or
…………….program/txt or code editor/]…………
                                    …………….[u *would* be able to access]………….
                                    …………….[additional information <or have>]………….
                                    …………….[meanings spliced & extended via]…….
                                    …………….[socially windowed nuances]………………
                                    …………….[.howeva.]……………………
…………….[in simple words, the challenge becomes]…...
                                    …………….[a context credit <or> debit]………………… 
                                    …………….[depending on yr world [wide web] view]….
                                    . ………………………………………… .     .     …
                        . ..      ….          …..          .         .         …..   . . …...
…….. ……. ………..            .    … …       . .    ...
>…………………….[<<+ associative codeworks r]
>impacting <through> incremental learning/methods
><+ on> replication techniques such as the
>canonised linear/narrative structure
>that “literature” still espouses//writhes under.

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[end: insert]
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                        [<click 2 (or 4)>blogging explanation]
                                    .
.
:: the act of blogging does move procedural writing in2 a more
:: public meshing of|exposure 2 introspective information
:: & corresponding communication strata[s].
:: blogs manifests the potential 2 realign educative|theoretical discourse.
:: blogs act 2 actively inject the author/writer/textualiser's ego [in a psychoanalytical sense]
:: in2 contexts that impart knowledge without seeking 2 data-sanitize
:: or information-objectify or [obviously] adhere 2 academic|scientific clinical rigor
:: or render the author passive|invisible.....
:: the selection of the data that is [blog] archived
:: + propagated is chosen via individualistic filters
:: [which in term utilize node-progression in order to diffuse +
:: could even be considered the inverse of honed-down traditional theoretical practice].
            .
                        .
:: in 1 way, i admire blogging 4 this potentiality.
:: i also speculate as to where this type of personalised data
:: morphing|selection|exposure|info-cohesion can or will lead.
:: blogs also illustrate a type of net.wurk component that is
:: dispersed from points that freeform
:: + connect via functionally fluidic states –
:: virtually the conceptual antithesis of earth-laden Statehoods
:: [geo + ego physical |human meat| text ownership territories]……..
            .
            .
            .
>>_Net.Tectonics – Exploring The Nuances_
.
.
                        [searching 4 host]
                                    .
                        [host found:]
                        …………. … . ...
                        ……………. …..
[logging on2:  mezangelled text zone]
                        . ..*&%4?????…
[Be prepared 4 re:wiring/writing/routing]
[eg. A mezangelled rewrite of this section’s title wood b:
            .
_Net.Te][xt][ctonics – X.ploring The N][ew][uances_]
            .
>the _mezangelled_ textual system is one example
><of> net.literature that is currently m.pacting
><on> the way poetic writing is [re]constructed
>+ promulgated via a net--code.wurked ………
>system.
                        .
                        .
            ………………………………<SO:>
            .
.
……………………………………………….<IF:>
.this system evolved/s largely from a gradual process of net--code.work element integration
……………………………………………….<BY:>
.employing [and developing] a dynamic that demands the use of network-dependant modes of communication [namely through a  clutch of software such as email programs, International Relay Chat or IRC, and MOOs/Multi-User Object Oriented systems] in order to converse with fellow users
……………………………………………….<THEN:>
.begins a process of adaptation and application of certain chat-based conventions into  hybrid writing/poetic styles ie a type of encryption + integration of code dynamics + chat conventions + mobile-speek under the umbrella language of english. most of the punctuation + abbreviation + truncation that makes up the mezangelle language system is derived from computer code...such as perl + javascript.
.this process is still colouring the current mezangelled versions [it is constantly changing + flavoured by the contextual hinges that surround it ie the markers of the medium itself].
.the production + translation of these mezangelled texts via a variety of levels [each coded [with]in their own meaning trajectories] increases the platforms via which ppl can choose 2 input their own personal cues.
……………………………………………….<GO TO:>
.multifarious email exchanges + livejournal.txt.speckling.
.computer code flavoured language.
.net iconographs + MMO.chat.spikes [« lawl »].
.advocating areas that sing information & view dataflow [of a repetitive nature such as cross-postings or otherwise] as valuable.
.view information that flows + flits within the parameters of a cross-threaded communication system as a resource 2 b treasured & acting as a [source] pool of communally accessible data.
.multiple exposures 2 information or code-derived variations via perpetuation of data as it explodes beyond a canonistic idea of absorption & meaning extraction.........
                        .
                        .
                        [n.sert learning curve .here.]
                        .
                        .
>2 _mezangelle_  means to take words/wordstrings/sentences and alter them  <in> such a >way as to enhance meaning beyond the predicted or the expected.
>It is similar to making “plain” text hypertextual via the arrangement, dissection, >and splicing of code scripting practices in2 english. mezangelling attempts 2 >expand traditional text parameters  <through> layered/embedded/alternative meaning inserts.
                        .
                        .
 >2 mezangelle is 2 encourage:
+ ev[post-po-m]o.lutionary and active structural/netwurked realities
+ sliding from IRC/ICQ/MSN/YAHOO/MOO-like word infusions in2 denser, phonetically + hypertextually-layered|feathered text tracts.
+ further linguistic delving & particip[collabor]atory action[s + electrons + neurons].
+ innate s[entence]tructural divisions + play loadings
                        .
                        .
>mezangelle is more a [crucial] by-product of  the data fluctuations swirling
>thru [+ constituting the very fabric of] the net.
>mezangelle crosses code with ascii & then projects this thru a networked-based
>chat|poesis convention-blender + strands of reoccurring infomatics or
>occurrences involving surrounding data entities.
>the selection of text incidents + stylistics vary according 2 which programming
>languages|net.scripting|tagging|game sphere formulas i'm manipulating|aping.
>most ppl who r exposed 2 these wurks don't naturally parse this underlying
>format|structure. i try 2 cater 4 englishophiles as well in that the english
>component is d.cipherable via regular poetic comprehension.....
                        .
                        .
>the net--code.wurk texts i produce r labelled with various textually-demarcated
>identities that may *seem* quite similar but r quite variable [in execution, not
>purely in terms of overall|relevant meaning-absorption]. they function more as
>cues regarding content|intent than actual avatars [which is y i prefer 2 tag them
>as _netwurkers_].
>netwurkers call in2 question projected ego-definition + identification thru _the net_ - by projected ego-definition i'm referring 2 personas as projected sense/s of self via an are[n]a that allows 4 perpetual rewrites - making persona construction a less-than-predictable phenomenon. in its primary textscape n.carnation [read:
>UNIX|MUDs|MOOS|IRCs etc] the net seemed|seams capable of enhancing fluid
>conceptions of identity, in terms of it being perceivable as receptive 2wards new
>persona classifications.
                        .
                        .
>in my case, i use the net 2 cast net--code.wurks executed within shifting identity/ownership templates that reflect the content of the piece/s under construction.
>these _avatars_ [or netwurkers] may have only the most tentative of connections with my geophysically-defined self.
                        .
                        .
>these identity tags signify a substantial change in the informational/data flow & can be utilized by a reader|absorber as a way of dealing with the meaning loadings involved in any given wurk-phase…..
……………………………………………………………………………….
………………[_hacking the self_ as opposed 2 _constructing the self_ ]….
……………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………….
>[for instance, 1 email <tag> I have employed comes with the identifier|meznoma >of _app][lick.ation][end.age_ which unpacks/translates in2 the tag|labels of  _appendage_,
>app [abbreviation for application] end, _app.lick.ation_ etc
>- all avataresque names indicating segmented expressive allusions
>- that when taken in tandem with the net--code.wurks themselves
>give clues to the way the wurks should/could be interpreted]...........
                        .
                        .
                        .
                        .
                        <insert mezangelle + netwurker instruction script></hyperjump>
                        .
                        .
                        .
                        .
………………………………………………..<USE:>
. open source distribution and construction
. the reader as an inform[ed]ation node point
. polysemy/parataxis/neologisms/game.play rhetoric
. proactive/reactive states of correspondence
………………………………………………..<AIM:>
. 4 contributors 2 interact via various communication modes that encourage curiosity and radical meaning absorption
………………………………………………..<STORY:>
.mezangelle first began with[in] the 7-11 & nettime mailing lists [b4 nettime became heavily moderated + net--codewurks became  segregated in2 the unstable digest format]. The 7-11 list is largely considered 2 b the gestation/initialisation point 4 the genre of net.art, with jodi, =cw4t7abs, myself, vuk cosic + others instigating a type of ascii art formalising + code adoption|alteration via the use of the mailing lists as a collaborative forum.
.initially the emphasis on these lists was centred around active textual manipulation of items that were being sent 2 the lists.
……….……………………………………...<LEARN:>
.2 love the square bracket + humor + confusion. Use the square bracket <or a bracket triptych> 2 indicate a meaning-mode-hyperjump, whether that b via the implication of a gender discrepancy; indicating an additional sense state|loading, or experimenting with letters <lettah[!]s>
.2 condense letters into their phonetic counterparts - <in> or <and> becomes <N>, <are> becomes <r>, <u> = <you> or <ewe>. Use these liberally within words; <express> becomes <x.press>, <issues> becomes <s.sues>, etc
. 2 switch|encourage double|triple meanings through common associations and phrases; <manifest> becomes <[wo]manifest>; <other> becomes <ot.her[e N there]>.
.computer/mathematical conventions liberally and subversively [ie indicate fracture or mangle points with a dot & translate <for> and <too> in2 the numeric <4> or <2>.
.network elements in your poetic discourse such as emoticons <;)> and abbreviations <r u there?> etc
………………………………………………..<PROCESS:>
.use email editors 2 create a pieces which will then b send out via email lists or create blog snippets + hope 4 co-collaborators 2 contribute 2 it|them.
.alternatively, send a direct english|poetic translation of mezangelled texts in tandem with the original file which then acts as a platform 4 any subsequent merging of these 2 in a more multimediac format.
.begin with an initial concept which may spring from lines of text|code that you will have been previously noting in separate email-editor files.
.the structure usually emerges from this via a method of appropriation [ie mimicking of a international relay chat transcript or a stretch of stylistically (or executably) -breathtaking code].
.employ a melange of iconographs + fragments of programming language-shards  + operating system echos + tree-structures + wildcard refs + booleanisms + unix shell commands + html + java script conventions + ascii - all in semi-random but heavily stylized patterns.
.use repeated allusions 2 hyperlinks via bracketing of meanings which [hopefully] lead 2 alternative curves to absorption + understanding....[almost a mimicking of the x.pansion of the potentialities of code discourse].
.the main elements that keeps mezangelled creched in the netwurk is information trawling, the draw[l] of netwurk language + symbol con[inter]ventions + the collaboratory intent. this is often where the texts leave conventional authorship-attribution lines.
.send these net--code.wurks via email lists + MOO environs + blog + folksonomy houses etc in the hope that the wurk will spiral out in2 a collaborative event.
.even if the scissored textings don't e.voke a direct response, the fact that the method + formulation + *.exe.cution of the texts means mezangelle could not exist without the netwurk as a [sub]merge[nce] arena.
                                    [.stop.]
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                                    .[end]……………….. ….. …………….. ……
                                 [+ begin 2 net.wurk].

[Author Bio:  a partial bibliograph can be accessed - with varying degrees of chronology + linearity - from the following. Warning: search.behavior may be required/n.couraged.]
http://www.hotkey.net.au/~netwurker/nav.htm
http://www.hotkey.net.au/~netwurker/resume2d.htm

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Mez. "_Net.Drenching -- Creating The Co[de][i]n.Text_." "New Media Poetry and Poetics" Special Issue, Leonardo Electronic Almanac Vol 14, No. 5 - 6 (2006). 25 Sep. 2006 <http://leoalmanac.org/journal/vol_14/lea_v14_n05-06/mez.asp >.

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Mez. (Sep. 2006) "_Net.Drenching -- Creating The Co[de][i]n.Text_," "New Media Poetry and Poetics" Special Issue, Leonardo Electronic Almanac Vol 14, No. 5 - 6 (2006). Retrieved 25 Sep. 2006 from <http://leoalmanac.org/journal/vol_14/lea_v14_n05-06/mez.asp >.

 



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