R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX - selected works

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R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX (remixworx) - selected works:

an online journal of digital art and writing - 2006 to 2012

R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX (remixworx) is a space for the remixing of digital media, including visual poetry (vispo), electronic poetry (flashpo), playable media, animation, music, spoken word, texts and more. It began as a blog in November 2006 and has grown to number over 500 individual works of media. The source material is made available and all media is freely given to be remixed. Each new work is remixed, literally or conceptually, from other works on the blog. Then, the new work is linked to the blog post(s) that contain the component parts, thus the blog 'talks to itself' - "I link therefore I am" (Mark Amerika). The project promotes no single 'author', and we keep dogma chained outside the gate. It is not a tame place, though, and artful innuendo is evident.

R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX is also a playful environment - as with much 'creative discourse' - and we are always surprised and delighted by the remixes. We respond to each other, to newsworthy events, and to trends in politics or art. Some works have been remixed several times and represent a creative dialogue that utilizes social software to explore 'open source', "a philosophy ... that promotes free redistribution" (Wikipedia). We sometimes post completely new work because R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX needs to be fed. In regards artistic practice, R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX is unabashedly new media - 'born digital' - but the project has roots in photography, literature, audio technology, film, animation, poetry, computer programming, dada and outsider art.

R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX is a creative micro-community. Most members were brought together, initially, by the trAce Online Writing Community. R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX continues in a spirit of learning and sharing - in the original spirit of the World Wide Web. Some members have won awards of one kind or another for digital art and writing. Often, in the heat of working on a complex project, a person needs to let off steam - R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX is a place for that, as well.

R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX is an accumulation of spontaneous ideas that spawn at random intervals, a flexible community, an adaptable entity that has been shown in a variety of ways - performed live at festivals and conferences, or remixed live as part of DJ/VJ events. The gallery page of 'selected works' has been created to 'open the project up', so to speak, with a visual interface, separate from the blog. It is presented as an online journal of digital art and writing that spans 2006 to 2012.

UPDATE: the R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX - selected works web page is no longer available but the R3M1XW0RX archive is accessible here: http://remixworx.com/

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R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX contains a variety of media - including Flash, mp3 audio, video - collected in a blog and a javascript gallery page.

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Christine Wilks