Tuesday, October 23, 2007

From Walla Walla

This video was made by a young person in Walla Walla.

It is bizarre to "find" something in electronic space that corresponds to a person relatively close by physically, don't you think ? I'm thinking about Bill Viola's words about the internet as an accurate reflection of human social behaviors.

It reminds me of how weird it is when "real" life and internet life collide - say, for example when conversing face-to-face with someone you've chatted with before only online. I haven't met the artist behind this work, but meetings like that bring up a weird sensation... has anyone else experienced this ? I think: "wow. this is obviously the result of interfering with fate... this meeting should never have happened. And wouldn't have... without the internet". There's tension in breaking a barrier... and tensions between the possibilities and limitations of both forms of communication (online and in-person).


Excaliborn7 said...

I'm curious: how did you know know it was made by a young person in Walla Walla?

Brett said...

"Queen guitarist salutes Pioneer Middle School student’s LEGO music video"


Brett said...

Brian May's original comment is on his blog: