same old dreams

Interactive Art Project


© Lisa Cianci 2001

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Same Old Dreams is an online artwork. It uses the Memory Pool database, which holds text and links to content objects (still and moving image, sound, and interactive animation), to create interactive and dynamic web pages.

The website relies on voluntary and involuntary user interactivity (in a structured way) to randomly access the content in the Memory Pool database. Voluntary interaction occurs via mouse movement/clicking and text input, involuntary interaction occurs where content objects are randomly selected upon loading a web page or by programmed events.

Users are invited to "collaborate" throughout the website by submitting text which will be stored in the Memory Pool and used in the artwork. By structuring the content in a database, and allowing users to add to it, the Memory Pool becomes a dynamic resource, and the ability to randomly serve this content, makes the Same Old Dreams project a non-static artwork that will grow and change over time.


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Published 6 June 2001.
Last modified 19 June 2001.