1.1.4 zineish bits ][
in the case of ][ad][Dressed in a Skin C.ode , i used these net + code.wurksas a basis to create a web-based work that uses these net.wurks [ie texts ]as source material as well as the actual processes/methods involved in theirdispersion [which explains the format of each text as a email, includingfooters, subject lines, from:, re: and to: ﬁelds etc].i used ﬂash MX 2 cre-ate the more dynamic components, such as the n.hanced wurks that usemouseovers, clickable regions, audio fragments & ”click- &-hold” areas - ieso-termed ”interactive” [blergh - mebbe co-operative is a better term?] sec-tions that play against themselves in terms of functionality in order to makethe audience play and weave within the meaning loadings. nothing is easy2 ”get” in a mez wurk:) the purpose of manipulating interactive functionsvia these ”ﬂashiﬁcations” is 2 hilight the stagnant methods some [not all]people employ when using prepackaged plugin-tools without any 4thought as2 their limitations/construction/cultural bifurcations. i use a nifty programcalled Soundraider that scans ur harddrive for .wav ﬁles and then manip-ulates these into a type of personalised computer soundtrack with 5 audiolayers that can be locked, muted or shu
ed to create audio that is highlyunpredictable but also controllable via the .wav ﬁle structure you feed it2 it[it can also scan speciﬁc directories alone]. i record this output then selectappropriate sections to integrate.
1.1.5 blurb ][
i produce & translate the mezangelled texts in2 a variety of levels includ-ing multimediac versions as each layering is coded and specialised withintheir own peculiar meaning/interfaced trajectories.....this increases the ex-pressive avenues via which people can then choose 2 input their own personalcues whilst viewing/exploring the wurk and enhance their comprehension lev-els, especially if audience members aren’t in the mezangelle loop...i tried toweight ][ad][Dressed in a Skin C.ode towards a more accessible meaningwavelength, and hopefully it has enu
conventional multimedia elements toentertain those not textcentric or code literate.............this process of extend-ing intitial net/code.wurks into more multimediac territory can have mixedresults, and i’m not essentially sure that ][ad][Dressed in a Skin C.ode suc-ceeds in terms of adequately reﬂecting the whole network mechanism thatunderpins it, even though it does reference it repeatedly. the more multi-mediac interface does allow for multiple interpretive pathways via which anabsorber can choose to extract meaning via more sensory cues.29