software by Lev Manovich for EO
Even though Windows
NT supposed to be a very stable OS, my PC freezes at least twice
a day. When your computer freezes, it can be annoying if you loose
some work - or it can be liberating, a chance to stop whatever you
were doing and to think whether you really need to be doing this.
In short, an opportunity to reboot and to start over. Or to install
some new software. Or even to install a new operating system (OS).
FROZE is the series
micro-shows guest curated at Electronic Orphanage by the users of
Word, Dreamweaver, Alias, Flash, Final Cut Pro and other software
- in other words, by writers, architects, programmers, VJs, etc.
from Los Angeles and around the world.
FROZE should not
be confused with Freeze (an arts magazine) or a "snapshot," an act
of taking a snapshot of the activity on a computer screen.
will not simply freeze the ongoing flows on our screens but will
inquire what other kinds of cultural software - or> even a totally
new cultural OS - our world needs today.
Lev Manovich, July
2001, Los Angeles.
FROZE book list:
1867. Karl Marx.
Capital. A Critique of Political Economy. New York: The Modern Library,
Kandinsky. Point and Line to Plane. (PUNKT UND LINIE ZU FL?HE) M?chen:
Albert Langen Verlag.
Gropius. The New Architecture and the Bauhaus. London: Faber and
E. Shannon and Warren Weaver. The Mathematical Theory of Communication.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
Wiener. The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society.
New York: Avon Books, 1967.
McLuhan. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. New York: McGraw-Hill
1967. Mao Tse-Tung.
Mao-Tse-Tung's Quotataions. The Red Guard's Handbook. Nashville,
Tennessee: Peobody International Center.
Cook. Experimental Architecture. New York: Universe Books.
Dunsmuir and G.J. Davies. Programming the UNIX System. London: MACMILLAN
Goodman. The Complete Hypercard Handbook. Toronto: Bantam Books.
1987. Ben Shneiderman.
Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer
Interaction. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
1995. Ulf Poschardt.
DJ Culture. London: Quartet Books LTD, 1998.