A Little Talk About Reproduction

J. R. Carpenter

I have called myself an installation artist. I have called myself a writer. I have dabbled in photography. I have messed around with collage. But a computer programmer? Has it really come to this? I had always considered myself to be relatively "low-tech", or at the very least, firmly rooted in physicality with a healthy distrust of all things digital. What was it then, that led me into the tangled web of hypertextuality? Was it a theoretical shift? Did substance slip away from the dis-engendered subject, the post industrial, non-traditional, site-specific, time-based performance space? Or did the lure of the non-linear and the tangential simply become too much for me?