Old Dreams is an online, interactive artwork. It uses a database called
the memorypool, which holds text and links to content objects (still and
moving image, sound, and interactive animation), to create randomly generated
and dynamic web pages.
The website relies on voluntary and involuntary user interactivity (in
a structured way) to randomly access the content in the memorypool database.
Voluntary interaction occurs via mouse movement / clicking and text input,
involuntary interaction occurs where content objects are randomly selected
upon loading a web page or by programmed events.
Users are invited to "collaborate" throughout the website by
submitting text which will be stored in the memorypool and used in the
artwork. By structuring the content in a database, and allowing users
to add to it, the memorypool becomes a dynamic resource, and the ability
to randomly serve this content, makes the same old dreams project a non-static
artwork that will grow and change over time.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lisa Cianci is a visual artist from Melbourne, Australia who has been
practising for over 12 years.
Starting with analogue media and a classical education in painting and
drawing, she began working with digital media 4 years ago and now works
in both analogue and digital, with her current focus on web-based art.
Lisa also works as an archivist, freelance web designer and does some
sessional teaching in interactive media.
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