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The 12-hour-ISBN-JPEG Project


Began December 30, 1994

Pointless Hypermodern Imagery... posted/mailed every 12 hours... a spectral, trajective alignment for the 90`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 acclaimed... imagery is gradually acquired, selected and re-sequenced over time... ineluctable, vertiginous connections. The 12hr dialtone...

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KEYWORDS: >>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...

Here`s how:

~ 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... Or ->

~ Download from -> /pub/users/bbrace Download from -> /pub/bb/bbrace Download from -> /users/bbrace Download from -> /pub/users/bbrace Download from -> /pub/users/bbrace * 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:

bitftp@pucc.bitnet **

~ 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, 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 and sources.

~ A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and occasional commentary related to this project has been established. Send e-mail to: /subscribe 12hr-isbn-jpeg


This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some opportunities still exist for financially assisting the publication of editions of large (33x46") prints; perhaps (Iris giclees) inkjet duotones on newsprint! Other supporters receive rare copies of the first three web-offset printed ISBN-Books.


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]


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