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behind the glass [27 Jul 2006|09:44pm]

[ mood | giddy ]

first word that comes to mind: Hypnosis

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[17 Jul 2003|03:42pm]

I hate to pimp myself like this, but I just started a journal for book reviews that you all might find interesting. There hasn't been much activity here of late, so maybe some reviews will stir things up.

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the first word that comes to mind? [19 Jan 2003|09:31pm]

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Dust Covers skeleton site [12 Feb 2002|05:29am]

[ mood | here. ]

Okay, I've got a skeleton site up for the 'zine idea I've mentioned. Here's my basic plan of attack from here:

1. Find a featured artist. This is a big one. I know a lot of talented people that I definitely want to include. I'm sure some of you do too -- feel free to nominate someone by commenting to this post.
2. Get the first part of the visual free association game going. someone_else has thought of an image based on the "dust cover" I've made for the first issue so I'm thinking of kicking off the 'zine game with his image [once he has made it] but There is absolutely no reason why we can't have more than one game going at once. All I request is that your potential image be all your own intellectual property so don't go find a photo and alter it unless you have permission from the photographer.
3. Finish writing the copy for the site.

From there I'll get everything sorted and launch the site by the end of this month. I intend to do a new feature [and a new design for the site complete with a new dust cover] every month. Featured artists will have the opportunity to design the dust cover and I'll do a site design around that.

The free association game will take place here, in this livejournal community, and through e-mail [for non-livejournal users and people who don't have their own webspace]. I'm going to need a LOT of help with that since I want the game to make up the majority of the content for the site.

Some questions for you:

What else should I include on the site that I haven't already?

Should I develop more sections than I have at this point? Should there be more content than there will be with the game and such? What do you all think of the whole thing in general?

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Idea part II [11 Feb 2002|01:43am]

All right, I didn't get anyone writing to me to say my previous idea was terrible and I did manage to drum up a little bit of interest so I'm going to go for it. I've never created an online 'zine before but I think the visual free association game is a unique enough idea for me to consider breaking that unspoken rule so here we go.

This is what I'm going to do:

-- design and host a website for the zine
-- post it here for critique and review
-- write up some submission guidelines and come up with a few generalized criteria for the site
-- promote the hell out of it and this community
-- try to drum up interest both on livejournal and outside of it

This is what I really need help with:

-- promotion. If you guys think this is a good idea, please mention it in your journals and to the creative people you know [after the site is built].
-- a feature to start the site off with. I don't want this to be all me so I want to feature someone else's work as the first part of the game.
-- creative help: anyone with a cool idea please feel absolutely free to comment here.
-- help coming up with some good guidelines and criteria. I've got the basic idea -- the visual free association game -- but how should I define it from there? What do you all think of the "mission statement" of this community? Can it be modified in any way to make for a more interactive and enjoyable experience? What can I do to get more people to submit things? What should I do as far as judging what gets on the site and what doesn't? Should I leave it up to myself, put it up for vote, what would you guys like to see?
-- what -else- should I include in the 'zine? The visual free association will obviously take center stage but I'd like to include some other sections. What would you guys be interested in seeing?

That's all I can think of off the top of my head but feel free to offer any ideas you might have. Like I said before, I don't want this to be all me. I'm perfectly willing to maintain the site and community but I don't want to be a dictator. Let me know what you'd like to see and what would interest you.
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IDEA! [09 Feb 2002|04:06pm]

Hello everyone,

Please take a moment to read this since you are part of this community and I would very much like to hear your thoughts on the proposal I'm about to make.

The visual free association game is a great idea in theory [if I do say so myself] but there's not a whole lot of incentive for people to post things and not very many people have joined. Flushed with the enormous success of my other community (critical_skin) I can hardly believe this one wouldn't take off just as well. I've been brainstorming some ideas for how to get things going and keep them interesting. I've decided that if I made this community into a sort of web 'zine it might go over very well indeed.

So here's the proposal.

Dust Covers: The Zine.
A visual free association game.

The premise: A website gallery [as if you haven't seen -those- before] with a twist to keep things interesting. People will submit their work and others will submit response images, make comments, make collages out of the images posted... add to images posted... play the "photoshop tennis" game or declare battles... whatever. The point is it will be an interactive gallery space. I want it to be like a notebook passed between people and added to over time.

What do you think?
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Has it come to this?? [01 Jan 2002|11:17pm]

[ mood | awake ]

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Okay, it's visual free association time.... [29 Dec 2001|08:01am]

[ mood | tired, wired, waiting, woah ]

post the first thing that comes to mind. Don't think, just post something that this reminds you of.

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if you dont get help here, get help somewhere. [22 Dec 2001|02:41pm]

funny that you're listening to underworld.. i picked up the underworld dvd "everything, everything" an hour or two ago. so far this dvd seems well worth 17.95$ ...

anyways, here's my contribution. anti-pharmaceutical photoshop doodle. inspired by my sketchy, messy roomie who graces my house with dirt/grime , strung out on several amphetamine/benzo cocktails . . . sometimes? all the times! guaranteed moneyback sorry no refunddrivethruplease.......

ps i hate the colors

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Welcome [21 Dec 2001|07:33pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Welcome to the visual free association game. This is a community where you can post your images, or images that move you, and members will post images that the images remind them of or "response" images, if you will. There's no structure, no guidelines and no rules except the rule of respect (as always).

The only pre-requisite for joining is that you have web space of your own to post images (or links to images) for use in this community. This is a visual community so I'd rather not see a lot of words but words can be visual too. If you're intending to post words, make sure they are also striking visually or descriptive enough to invoke pictures in the viewer's imagination.

I'm going to announce this community in my personal journal and a few other places before I begin posting visuals too but I will be taking an active role in this game since it's something I really like the idea of. I've played word-based free association for years but visual free association will be a new experience for me.

So, have fun. Post visuals. Post responses to other people's visuals. Post responses to responses. Layer and layer this thing full of imagery!


--Catalyst Echo (microchaotic)

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