The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project: Continuous Hypermodern Photo-art

Brad Brace

Enculturation, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1997

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>>>> Synopsis: The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project began December 30, 1994. A `round-the-clock posting of sequenced hyper-modern photographs by Brad Brace with reactive imagery from respondents worldwide. Classic HyperModern Photos... posted/mailed every 12 hours... perfect trans-avant-garde memes for the 90`s!

A continuous, apparently random sequence of original photos... authentic gritty, greyscale... corrupt and compelling experience.

An extension of the printed ISBN-Book series... critically acclaimed... imagery is gradually acquired, selected and re-sequenced over time... [ see ]

>> Promulgated, de-centered, ambiguous, homogeneous, de-composed... >> Multi-faceted, excentric, oblique, obsessive, obscure, opaque... >> Personal, permeable, reckless, provocative, poetic, plural, perverse, potent, prophetic, pathological... >> Evolving, eclectic, egregious, exciting, entertaining, entropic, erotic, indigenous, entrancing, enduring...

Every 12 hours, another!... view them, re-post `em, save `em, trade `em, print `em, even publish them...

Here`s how :

~ Set www-links to -> Look for the 12-hr-icon. Heavy traffic may require you to specify files more than once! Anarchie, Fetch, TurboGopher... Or ->

~ Download from ->
Download from ->
Download from ->
* Remember to set tenex or binary. Get 12hr.jpeg

~ E-mail -> If you only have access to email, then you can use FTPmail to do essentially the same thing. Send a message with a body of 'help' to the server address nearest you:

WWW by email:

~ Mirror-sites requested! Archives too! The latest new jpeg will always be named, 12hr.jpeg Average size of images is only 45K. * Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories: *

~ Postings to usenet groups:

* * Ask your system's news-administrator to carry these groups.

~ This interminable, relentless sequence of imagery began in earnest on December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the project has been over twenty years in the making. While the specific sequence of photographs has been presently orchestrated for more than 7 years` worth of 12-hour postings, I will undoubtedly be tempted to tweak the ongoing publication with additional new interjected imagery. Each 12-hour posting is like the turning of a page; providing ample time for reflection, interruption, and assimilation.

~ The sites listed above are currently active. They also contain some information on other cultural projects and sources.

~ A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and occasional commentary related to this project has been established. Send e-mail to: /subscribe 12hr-isbn-jpeg

-- This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some opportunities still exist for financially assisting the publication of a CD-ROM archive of all the 12hr-ISBN-JPEG imagery. Other supporters receive rare copies of the first three web-offset printed ISBN-Books.

-- Jpeg and gif are types of image files. Get the text-file, 'pictures-faq' to learn how to view or translate these images. [ftp]

-- (c) No copyright 1995, 1996>

Copyright © Enculturation 1997

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