"…the ubiquitous Qfwfq, is emblematic of unity amidst the heteroglossic variety of possibilities offered by expanded degrees of perception made possible by scientific devices. In one story, Qfwfq is a dinosaur, but in other stories he is also a fish, a small mammal, a subatomic particle eternally plummeting through the void. Qfwfqs constantly shifting position in the universe, despite his consistent first-person narration, suggests the extent to which his form accommodates his point of view. In “The Aquatic Uncle,” which precedes the story of the last dinosaur, Qfwfq, here featured as some sort of protoamphibian, venerates the reptilian and eschews his ichthyoid “roots”. In Cosmicomics, Qfwfq encompasses all points of view except for non-existence. As a result, his various incarnations cannot be contrasted: they are all linked to one another. While Qfwfq venerates the reptilian and consciously attempts to conceal his water-bound past, in “The Dinosaurs,” none of the mammals recognize that Qfwfq,a dinosaur, is actually a dinosaur."

in “Defining irrealism: scientific development and allegorical possibility” by Dean Swinford


related activities


SutChwon (or Subject to Change without notice) is a continuous inquiry into software protocols and systems for remote collaboration, design and performance. It is a supporting initiative that develops through, with and as a part of other FoAM activities.

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200608 Research gathering with zzx and pix

2006-08-18 12:00 Europe/Brussels
2006-08-18 18:00 Europe/Brussels

Research gathering on visual programming and real-time audiovisual systems.

Notes: http://libarynth.org/resgat200608

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Multiplex translations | Entangled aphasia

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Conference Paper


International Conference on Media Futures, Florence (2001)

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How do artists want to create software? What environments already exist? What new directions are needed?

Tale of Tales will explore these questions in a dedicated workshop.

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