"A stockhouse of gestures, routines and habits", Natalie Bookchin's classic CD-ROM Databank Of The Everyday addresses the death of photography in the electronic age, fusing the computer database with a stock photography catalogue.
Manifesto in style, its subject is the everyday use of computers in our culture - the storage, transmission and dissemination of massive bodies of information - and the impact of such usage on the human body.
Launching the incorporation of net art at e-Media, Bookchin's The Intruder adapts a short story by Jorge Luis Borges using the interactive strategies of early computer games such as Pong.
In both projects, the computer loop represents the body's desires, habits and compulsions.
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