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Seed_1216976400

Visualises the history of text revisions of four wiki web pages in a form of four giant corrugated recycled paper rolls. "It translates the evolving process of communication, revisions, and adaptations that form a shared Wiki page into the exhibition space, thus making the invisible movements and detours that happen online to be experienced in the physical space."

(in 2008, National Museum of Singapore)

People regard the Internet as 'space' we could possibly inhabit. It is an open environment capable of distributing any kind of information in a decentralized manner and the very nature provides the possibility that objects can exist as evolving pieces of digital data and they are continually remixed by people. Lev Manovich compared information to a train and each receiver to a train station: Information arrives, gets remixed with other information, and then the new package travels to other destinations where the process is repeated. 

'The form follows the content' 

Seed_1216976400 was to map the development process of a new media device over the course of 6 months that had been wiki-documented. The artist cut off every single text line of the revisions after they were printed on transparent paper and pasted them on the hanging rolls. While added and pasted one text line after the other, the rolls were pulled longer and longer and dragged on the floor until they eventually interwove. 




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Acknowledgements: Arts Council Korea, Mirae Seo, Mirage of 
KAIST(the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), National University of Singapore, ISEA2008 and Fred Lee