[artinfo] criticalartware_Version.3.1415926535

criticalartware said hello hello at criticalartware.net
Thu Feb 19 06:24:16 CET 2004

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after almost two years of development, criticalartware introduces liken, the 
new substructure of the criticalartware [application/platform].

liken stores criticalartware's growing database of information, resources + 
discourse as a collection of self-connecting nodes that anyone can add to [+/
or] comment on. the pathways connecting these nodes slowly change based on use; 
more popular paths grow stronger, while weaker paths fade away. these 
relationships are also described in a public XML file, making it possible for 
anyone to develop alternate [interfaces/interpretations] of liken's unique + 
ever-changing content + structure.

liken departs from a hierarchical site structure which over-categorizes 
information, relinquishing some of the supremacy of "hard-coding" links between 
documents. part discussion platform, part [plastic/collaborative] site 
structure, + part [iterative/genetic] search engine, liken [encourages/
necessitates] a more [subjective/personalized] form of navigation. unlike 
anonymous "browsing," the paths that liken users follow can be [stored/
reviewed/discussed], + affect the structure of the [application/platform] 
itself, creating a [literal/cybernetic] feedback loop in which less-used paths 
wither away, well-used paths are strengthened, + entirely new paths grow + 
crisscross recursively in response to discussion + new resources. like lichen, 
itself a composite meta-organism resulting from the symbiotic growth of algae + 
fungus, liken's [form/structure/body] is [a/an] [product/agent] of 
criticalartware's resources that grows symbiotically with related discourses.

furthermore, by using a publicly-accessible XML file to describe these 
[pathways/relationships] of liken, criticalartware [invites/encourages] users 
to develop [alternate/critical/"new"] ways of [imagining/visualizing/
navigating] liken's [pathways/relationships]. liken could easily be traversed 
as a 3D video game, a mindmap, a soundEngine, or a Flash animation. in this 
way, liken is the beta version of a criticalartware operating system, for which 
anyone can develop compatible [applications/

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