»Hearsay« by Norman White | i |
creators: Norman White
title: Hearsay
year: 1985

text, computer-generated

Ink on paper, computer, global computer network

artwork type: text, computer-generated
collections: Collection Norman White

Hearsay is a telecommunications event based upon the children’s game whereby a secret message is whispered from person to person till it arrives back at its originator. In one case a message was sent around the world in 24 hours, roughly following the sun, via a global computer network (I. P. Sharp Associates). Each of the eight participating centres was charged with translating the message into a different language before sending it on.
The whole process was monitored at Toronto’s A-Space.

The images shows six examples of printed translation variations of Robert Zends text The Message (for Marshall McLuhan).
They exists in variable dimensions.
The last image shows the original used computer.
Other results of a text file compilation you find here
[http://www.normill.ca/artpage.html] (consulted 27.10.08)


Norman White

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