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Website Unseen #100: The Light That...Into Our Sight works in this way:
From the main page you click launch the artwork which takes you to the work which corresponds to your local time. Visit at different times during the day to experience different artworks. All of the work was contributed by members of the rhizome.org community.
The contributors are:
MTAA (M.River & T.Whid Art Assoc.) 00:00 - 02:00 hours
Christine Wang 02:00 - 04:00 hours
Yael Kanarek 04:00 - 06:00 hours
yann 06:00 - 08:00 hours
J. Allan 08:00 - 10:00 hours
James Buckhouse 10:00 - 12:00 hours
Pat Lichty 12:00 - 14:00 hours
R. Anderson 14:00 - 16:00 hours
mez 16:00 - 18:00 hours
one38 (Eryk Salvaggio) 18:00 - 20:00 hours
Alex Galloway 20:00 - 22:00 hours
Terrence Kosick 22:00 - 00:00 hours
Michael Daines javascript contribution

website unseen #100 was commissioned by Mark Tribe of rhizome.org. The following snippets of discussion took place on the RHIZOME_RAW mailing list following a post by Mark inquiring as to when the commission would be completed.

>Okay Mark, here is a way to work on this together. T
>Whid and I have been thinking about working on one of
>the website unseens with a group of people for some
>time. This could be the time and rhizome could be the
>stage. So, anyone who wants to think about this
>project, please join in.

from this point forward m.river and t.whid will only discuss the creation of WebSite Unseen #100 publicly on the RHIZOME_RAW list. we encourage any interested subscribers to contribute their thoughts and ideas to the creation of the project.

RHIZOME_RAW will be privy to the initial concept discussions (it's already started so sign up if your not a member (thanks to michael daines)), prototypes, beta sites, and fine tuning. this isn't a beta test of the software though, it's 'one of those "slice of life" voyer [sic] trips', with the key difference being that the members of RHIZOME_RAW are as involved as the artists.

special note to m.river:
i will delete any email arriving at my box discussing this project if it hasn't come through RHIZOME_RAW! i will not receive any phone calls regarding this project, if you try to slip it into conversation i will put my fingers in my ears and sing loudly, "LAH, LAH, LAH, I CAN'T HEAR YOU, NOT HEARING YOU, NOT HEARING YOU", the pitch of my voice rising as i sing. if you try to slip me any secret notes, they will be discarded. we will discuss this project only publicly on the RHIZOME_RAW list.
Maybe collect from the web images that in some way fit Mark Tribe's description - starting with the punctum and searching for the source...can you transfer a pre-chosen punctum from image to image? I think Mark's description is beautiful.

"...third, because the title reminds me of a photo i took in college. it was a long exposure of the tree shadows, cast by a streetlight, that crawled across the ceiling above my bed at night. i still have the photo in a box somewhere in my closet, and it reminds me of laying in bed at night, staring at the ceiling and thinking..."
YO! since this is an open source sort of deal then i will be explicit about my intentions with regards to this project.

NOTE:
i will remain a "simulated non-participant" and/or "lurker" during this whole sordid affair of populous idea-generating and collaborative NETwork construction of a work of "art".

UPON the completion of website unseen #100 i plan to COPY IT! COPY IT! STEAL IT! and then sell it on EBAY.COM across 3 diverse categories under the incorrect heading "WEBSITE UNSEEN EXPOSURE #100".

FURTHERMORE i will subject website unseen #100 to a top-secret and highly devious/ transgressive algorithm which will convert the html into a dynamic mp3 sound file equivalent.

THEN i will assume the identities of INFOSLUT and MOUCHETTE (IN SIMULTANEITY!) and create a COLORFUL site at MP3.COM where everyone can download the garbled audio breakdown and or falling apart of "WEBSITE UNSEEN #100" (which is a quite poetic and beautiful gesture in itself when you consider all the extended title of the piece and its current status of construction via all the socio-web-list-elements at play here initiated by m. river and t.whid's generous release of their open source for this project.

FINALLY i will resolve myself to lurking once more.

see you around... or maybe not;)
Perhaps, if we get enough volunteers, we divide the day [12 participants = 2 hours each] and document 2 hours in that persons day, spent outside, or somewhere besides "producing." various media. Photos, writing, html, flash, etc. 12 pieces (or more, or less) Then we could cut these split portions into a single narrative- 24 hours in the life of strangers connected only by the internet in a manner that has got nothing to do with technology.

Could make for some very nice starting/stopping, nonlinear sort of narratives....a collage of "offline life" united only by an online collaboration; "safe to turn off the computer," it all clicks quite well in my head.

Using the "beam of light" as a navigation tool. Like a sundial.
we should talk about how/where to host WebSite Unseen #100: "The Light That Falls Across the Ceiling of the Room that Shows Us The End Of The Day As Night is Slowly Making Its Way Into Our Sight (AKA It's Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer)"

i am putting up a new domain where i will put art projects (hush hush (seriously)) and would like to put WebSite Unseen #100: "The Light That Falls Across the Ceiling of the Room that Shows Us The End Of The Day As Night is Slowly Making Its Way Into Our Sight (AKA It's Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer)" there.

also, i must insist that you refer to this project by its complete and proper name!

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