Friday, November 25, 2005

like dreams


Who is dreaming? The user, or the Internet itself? In a certain way, both. The program generates a personal moving picture, unique, unpredictable, and forever gone when it is finished, just like dreams. But that dream is made out of pieces taken form the subconscious of the whole net, gathered by some words of the user and the obscure logic of searching algorithm

The first key words I submitted were my usual search words: black labrador. A black lab is more motif than specific dream - but the result was quite moving as it endlessly dreamt up suggestions and reminders in not-quite-figurative formation.

The other night I dreamt of about 30 cats nesting in trees alongside 2 possums. As you do. Alas, Cats in trees with possums was too complicated: Your words gave to few results... but cats in trees worked.

Cats in trees with possums gave to few but Lucy in the sky with diamonds was last seen forming a shape that resembled the band on a record cover from the sixties...

via the presurfer

Comments: like dreams

That's a very interesting dream boynton. Two wiley cats and thirty wide eyed possums. Mmmm. I will endeavour to turn up a black lab for you.

"All this is but a dream". Rx (eternally), helps with perspective.
Posted by Link at November 25, 2005 09:22 PM

Best I could do, sorry about the gauche linking I must have forgotten how to do it manually. Hope it works
Posted by Link at November 26, 2005 09:25 AM

That is just beautiful!
Many thanks. Is it one of your pics?
Posted by boynton at November 26, 2005 10:32 AM

Yes, an old slide from many moons ago.
Posted by Link at November 26, 2005 06:45 PM

Ah- I've been AWOL and have only just caught up with the story ...
Posted by boynton at November 27, 2005 12:45 PM

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