Chan, Paul

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

I make art that reminds me that things may yet turn out.


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    Chan, Paul (2006-11-15T16:24:52Z)
    Alternumerics explores the intimate relationship between language and interactivity by transforming the simple computer font into an art form that explores the fissure between what we write and we what mean. By replacing the individual letters and numbers (known as alphanumerics) with textual and graphic fragments that signify what is typed in radically different ways, Alternumerics transforms the act of typing into a digital performance and any computer connected to a standard printer into an interactive art making installation. There are five fonts in the Altemumeric collection.
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    2003 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Chan, Paul (2006-11-15T16:21:26Z)
    Visions from the economy of waste is a collection of interactive media pieces that explores what happens when a human by-product becomes a point of convergence between humans and machines. Visions starts with a simple premise: In the near future, technology finds a way to store data in human feces. Cheaper to produce and infinitely renewable, shit replaces computer hard drives, CD-ROMs, and floppy disks as the data storage option of choice. Technology transforms shit from human waste to digital necessity, and makes it a focal point in the information economy. Each of the nine media art pieces explores a particular facet of the future use value of shit. Each piece is based on a fictional character working and living in the new economy of waste. Each piece is created with a specific media in mind that appropriately expresses, in form, content and interactivity, the narrative arc of the fictional characters. When finished, this project is staged as an installation that resemble an exhibit at a natural history museum, documenting the social, political, and technological genealogy of the shit to come.