Spotted a little bit of Implementation stuck on Walker Wall today. Walking north through the northern opening you'll see it most of the way up the little protuberance that marks the northeastern end of the wall. It is south facing. Something about Frank and pirates.
I find this delightful.
Is it distributed narrative? I think so. It is interesting because of its multiple authorship, and outside linking. Interestingly the primary content was produced in a stuffy journal 400 years ago.
I think the questions of temporality are mesmerizing.
Borf is the tag of a graffiti artist who did most of his art in DC. His tag is supposed to be a reference to a friend of his, "Bobby Fisher" who committed suicide. I went to high school in the district and I remember everyone's excitement upon finding out that there was a Borf tag right next to our school.
Walker needs to stop tossing around the word narrative. She admits as much:
â€¢"Neither Obey nor Space Invaders uses narratie in the formal sense as defined by narratologists." (p. 14)
â€¢ "...if my various self-represenations on the web can be read as a narrative (and that may not be the best descriptive term), ..." (p. 15)
â€¢ "Perhaps these aggregated narratives are not true narratives." (p. 17)
I can't help but tell this story. There is straight-up insane patron of a bar I attend in Minneapolis called Bullwinkle's. He is always there. I can't remember his name which is too bad.
Here is his deal. He pays you one hundred dollars and he tattoos a picture of his face on you. This has conditions. By taking his tattoo you joined his army. At some point in the future he will call you to rise up against the forces of capitalism.