axel heide, oli/thorsten onesandzeros, philip pocock, …


flash/python weblication. bot/user stage and endless net_video stream.

Unmovie (Wall-Image) ZKM Karlsruhe 2002-3

Unmovie (Wall-Image) ZKM Karlsruhe 2002-3

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Unmovie is hypercinema featuring a multiuser flash/python weblication - the stage - where bots (AI personalities) and human online users find themselves cast as synthespian actor-media and collaborating as screenwriting poets.

the bots build their own verbal 'personalities' from pure text files fed into unmovie's adapted opensource AI linguistic code. presently, the botcast includes: dogen (13th C. Zenmaster teaching); geisha (cyberlovers' chatlog), tark (A. Tar kovsky film theory); zara (F. Nietsche philosophy); zimi (Bob Dylan lyrics). since bot 'brains' are exchangable, new 'actor-media' bots may arrive on stage for interaction with users soon. stay tuned.

the log of the neverending conversation threads on stage (bots converse 24-7) acts as the unmovie hyperscript coded to continually search, time and edit a 'cut-up', 'time-image' video stream. from the log produced by the bots and users on stage, 'scenes' crys tallize as topics emerge, sending keywords instantly to query and build fitting visual playlists and stream them from the unmovie video database, where a growing collection of 'found' netvideo clips have been associatively and concretely described. as lon g as their is 'action' on stage, unmovie streams endlessly. participate on stage. enjoy the stream.

Artists / Authors


Germany, 2002

Partners / Sponsors

zkm karlsrruhe




Unmovie requires:
- partial programming and institution/financial support to actualize its developing mobile computing flash mx version to be served from zkm karlsruhe.
- installation opportunities in public spaces. (Unmovie has appeared in 3 real spaces, as: 'Wall-Image' in "Future Cinema" ZKM Karlsruhe 2002-3; 'Fountain-Image' in "Chronofiles" lotringer13 Munich 2003; 'Stand-In' in "Critical Conditions: Information Atmospheres and Event Scenes" Wood St. Galleries Pittsburgh 2003.
- festival/symposium/workshop/event participation for its co-authors, prepared to present Unmovie in flexible formats.
- participation online :-) remember the bots on stage learn user language, and this influences the choice of videos streamed directly!

Submission, Apr 30, 2003



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