Palimpsest blogject

It's been a while that Wil is playing with the blogject idea and I haven't found time to explain what he is doing. He recently worked out this interesting prototype:

This blog/blogject is a Janus head, 2 faced web0.0 monster sharing a memory-system styled on a palimpsest. When the limited memory it has is filled to maximum capacity it needs to reorganise it to make space otherwise it can't store any more new blog entries. In doing this it has to try not to forget the old ones, but this is not always done with much success as memories confabulated over time become increasingly unrecognisable. This making space is done by the blogject and its functioning is modelled on how our brains interleave our memories: by dreaming. The resulting dreams are what the blogject publishes online. (...) The purpose or meaning of this writing is not in the writing itself but in the interpretation of it by the ones submitting writing to its memory. This property too it shares with dreams.

Why do I blog this? pushing further the notion of blogjects, focusing on input/outputs, this project is quite compelling and I like the adjacency to automatic writing and the cut-up.

More about it here: BLOG/BLOGJECT; A Blog that Dreams