titles  author  designer  WebTake
   rhythm science  paul d. miller  COMA    peter halley
   
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At the very beginning of Rhythm Science, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, tells his readers, “Once you get into the flow of things, you’re always haunted by the way that things could have turned out.”

Rhythm Science is a text organized around synchronicities, mirror imagings, circularities, repetitions, loops, and spirals. Miller combines and recombines autobiography, history, theory, and practice. He entreats readers to try out their own recombinations: “Dig beneath what lies on the surface only to arrive where you started. It’s a circular logic, a database logic,” Miller intones.

In this WebTake, Rhythm Science is transmuted into a hypnotextual database. Select a keyword, and one, discrete selection of text appears. Read it, dig it, and only then click again. It's a mesmeric machine with which to conjure your own remix of the text.

Give it a spin. You may be haunted by the way things could have turned out.

Peter Halley

Credits:

WebTake Concept: Peter Halley
WebTake Realization: Casey Reas

Text editor: Kera Bolonik

 
     
                   
      This pamphlet can be purchased online from MIT Press, Amazon and good bookstores.