javascript chat switch

There is an idea that tickles for a long time now. Its to do with unarticulated feelings. Maybe unarticulatable feelings? Anyway, am very unhappy with operating systems. I think they do not recognise networks, the fact that we are linked, and even the tools that consider themselves linked – are too static. eg basecamp, google docs, etc.. They are kind of self contained and do not recognise the links between elements, the switches – or possible ones. eg, if i type a document, i want to click and make part of it a txt to a friend. click and blog that bit, click and send it to my phone, click and add a code, click and turn something into dna, click and do todo, click and get a bot searching to update, click and stream, click and later, click and idk..

The stuff i think might recognise networkabilities is actually Chat, imho. So am going to begin with chat and javascript because that’s best i kind of have a clue – js that is – and see where it takes?

wordpress as an example for systematic waste via imagination

I just installed a site to do all my time – personal time 😉 – activities on. Put a todo and a calendar & wasn’t too disturbed by the fact they are all “resting” on the wordpress system they plugin to. Then it occured to me how forgetful I really can be, so added another plugin to the system – an email reminder.
Now things became a bit more interesting, I think. 3 different entities worked to produce 3 elements – calendar, todo, reminders. These rest upon another, larger entity, wordpress, which imagines itself as a system open for plugins. It is therefore self contained – system – that one can add bits to. Each bit needs to speak with the system – however, because of the system (neeed to be self contained), and its structure (both are interdependent?) – to make plugin “talk” to one another is a bit of a fiddle that will require a lot of re-writing of the plugins..

In drupal there is CCK, content construction kit, which allows some flexibility in terms of putting together addons. ie you can take an addon of the text input + addon for email and if they were written for CCK, you could put the together into a new content type. However, apart from having to reply on code for cck, even there, the drupal system tends to get in the way of sharing good code people wrote, because it is time consuming to the extent that it can be wasted as well.

In a large company, or even a company, products are often made to “talk” or integrate with one another. As company’s projects grow, so do the elements that make it. Google began with a search, added gmail, that talks to the search both in terms of spamads, UI, and ease of use – or attempt to.
In Opensource projects like wordpress & drupal there tends to be a lot of same idea repetition – which is fair enough as people do not coordinate, at times dont want to – however, if there was interoperability between elements/plugins, then you could have more robust use of time, because users -off all kinds – could take code and easily deploy it in a variety of combinations.

For this to happen, I think the system based imagination has to drop, it is an old way of thinking.. It is routed in ridgid perception of the world, a view I think has to become more fluid if we – as a socio-cultural body – want to maximise resources.

I think that perhaps imagining stuff, in particular on a network, as switches made of at least 3 connective elements: connect, dissconnect, and unattached. A bit like lego, or indeed bricks – maybe connecting via language rather than a lingual system, then maybe more could be done with stuff thats already out there..
If that was the situation, I could have simply indicated that the reminder switch is linked to the calendar and todo list switches..

the fabrica/cafe/network/investigation operating system #1

* the language of art

PERHAPS
the focus on language development is actually appropriate here as a link between timeless developments and new sensitivities such as artists doing languages..?

* the links to I Art English
* the gallery as a system for focusing on Art.

* How do we respond with that system to artistic practices and sensibilities that were not there when fabrica began let alone the idea of gallery, even in its modern sense.. ( traceable to 50’s)

* Technology and gallery – eg the tv gallery experiments.

* THerefore I propose a research/investigation as to how an endeavour such as developing a possible OperatingSystem for artists – or artists in mind, can be done in a gallery context. Or might not. Indeed the investigation will question itself as to the very need of art based OS. (eg dyn) or that art requires a different approach for its interaction with computers, or indeed invent the new ways of operating perhaps without a system. (Seems to focus away from the gallery.. hummm..)
Also there is the issue of a language creation rather than operating system or switch..

Perhaps focus on sensitivities and gallery?
Perhaps the network and the local?