The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project began December 30, 1994. A `round-the-clock
posting of sequenced hypermodern imagery from Brad Brace. The hypermodern
minimizes the familiar, the known, the recognizable; it suspends identity,
relations and history. This discourse, far from determining the locus
in which it speaks, is avoiding the ground on which it could find support.
It is trying to operate a decentering that leaves no privilege to any
The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project
began December 30, 1994 Pointless Hypermodern Imagery... posted/mailed
every 12 hours... a spectral, trajective alignment for the 00`s! A continuum
of minimalist masks in the face of catastrophe; conjuring up transformative
metaphors for the everyday... A poetic reversibility of exclusive events...
A post-rhetorical, continuous, apparently random sequence of imagery...
genuine gritty, greyscale... corruptable, compact, collectable and compelling
convergence. The voluptuousness of the grey imminence: the art of making
the other disappear. Continual visual impact; an optical drumming, sculpted
in duration, on the endless present of the Net.
An extension of the printed ISBN-Book (0-9690745) series... critically
unassimilable... imagery is gradually acquired, selected and re-sequenced
over time... ineluctable, vertiginous connections. The 12hr dialtone...
[ see ftp.idiom.com/users/bbrace/netcom/books.txt ]
>> Disconnected, disjunctive, distended, de-centered, de-composed,
ambiguous, augmented, ambilavent, homogeneous, reckless...
>> Multi-faceted, oblique, obsessive, obscure, obdurate...
>> Promulgated, personal, permeable, prolonged, polymorphous, provocative,
poetic, plural, perverse, potent, prophetic, pathological, pointless...
>> Emergent, evolving, eccentric, eclectic, egregious, exciting,
entertaining, evasive, entropic, erotic, entrancing, enduring, expansive...
Every 12 hours, another!... view them, re-post `em, save `em, trade `em,
print `em, even publish them...
HOW TO LOCATE
VISIT ON THE WEB
(Note: all "Teleport" addresses (web/ftp/email) have been eliminated:
no thanks to Earthlink scum. Please choose alternates listed below:)~
Set www-links to
Look for the 12-hr-icon. Heavy traffic may require you to specify files
more than once! Anarchie, Fetch, CuteFTP, TurboGopher...
Download from -> ftp.pacifier.com /pub/users/bbrace
Download from -> ftp.idiom.com /users/bbrace
Download from -> ftp.rdrop.com /pub/users/bbrace
Download from -> ftp.eskimo.com /u/b/bbrace
Download from -> hotline://artlyin.ftr.va.com.au
* Remember to set tenex or binary. Get 12hr.jpeg
E-mail -> If you only have access to email, then you can use FTPmail
to do essentially the same thing. Send a message with a body of 'help'
to the server address nearest you:
Mirror-sites requested! Archives too!
The latest new jpeg will always be named, 12hr.jpeg
Average size of images is only 45K.
Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories:
Postings to usenet newsgroups:
Ask your system's news-administrator to carry these groups! (There are
also usenet image browsers: TIFNY, PluckIt, Picture Agent, PictureView,
Extractor97, NewsRover, Binary News Assistant, EasyNews)
This interminable, relentless sequence of imagery began in earnest on
December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the project has been over twenty-four
years in the making. While the specific sequence of photographs has been
presently orchestrated for more than 12 years` worth of 12-hour postings,
I will undoubtedly be tempted to tweak the ongoing publication with additional
new interjected imagery. Each 12-hour posting is like the turning of a
page; providing ample time for reflection, interruption, and assimilation.
The sites listed above also contain information on other cultural projects
A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and occasional
commentary related to this project has been established at topica.com
ISBN is International Standard Book Number. JPEG and GIF are types of
image files. Get the text-file, 'pictures-faq' to learn how to view or
translate these images. [ftp ftp.idiom.com/users/bbrace/netcom/]
(c) Credit appreciated. Copyleft
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