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invite(*, BLIT:SCREEN) {


this is an open invitation to collectives, clans, classes, cabals,
crews + colleagues to contribute+participate+activate BLIT:SCREEN!

blit /blit/ vt. 1. [common] To copy a large array of bits from one
part of a computer's memory to another part, particularly when the
memory is being used to determine what is shown on a display screen.
-- jargon file, []

BLIT:SCREEN is a [webApp|system|artware] running on the
criticalartware platform. localized groups (collectives, clans,
classes, cabals etc.) sign up, register a mailing address + media
playback capabilities + then receive media from randomized sources
throughout the WWWorld. once a month, the BLIT:SCREEN system sends
each group an email with the mailing address of another group to
which to mail media. as a result, every group who participates in
this physical exchange receives a DVD-R or CD-R or VHS or VinylRecord
or any other media type delivered in any other appropriate format
from 01 other participating group every month. likewise every group
sends 01 instance of BLIT:SCREEN out to 01 group (whom BLIT:SCREEN
has suggested), thereby creating a deeply distributed + dynamic 01 to
01 network.

BLIT:SCREEN is both a distribution system + a distributed archive. in
this way the system is grid distribution + grid archiving. nothing is
prescribed about participating groups; a group might be a hacker
collective living in a squat, an experimental television station [+/
or] a professor collecting + distributing student work. media
distributed through BLIT:SCREEN could include completed projects,
artworks, raw materials for production+remix, critical txts,
unearthed archives, shared cultural resources, &c&c. the BLIT:SCREEN
system assumes no prescriptions [+/or] standards as to what
participants do with the material they receive, however, screening
+discussion+archiving are encouraged. BLIT:SCREEN draws connections
from the hystories + technologies of bicycling physical video tapes
during the early video art moment, {sneaker|floppy|walk}-nets +
onLine {communication|development} [channels/paths] in demoscenes +
BBS culture as well as {highlighting|suggesting} contemporary
possibilities for the role of decentralized distribution modalities +
resource sharing.

BLIT:SCREEN runs on the criticalartware applat ([application/
platform]). criticalartware develops new media discourse by engaging
early moments of {code|concept}-based experimental [media art/
artware], conversing with + interviewing those active in these early
moments ++ sharing cultural resources connecting these
conversations. criticalartware as a crew of core.developers is also
a [user/participant] in the BLIT:SCREEN system. as such
criticalartware core.dvrs will send, receive + BLIT:SCREEN media.
BLIT:SCREEN as a project has been initiated by criticalartware jake elliott + {continues|extends} criticalartware's
commitment to open exchanges + criticalConspiracies.

register + BLIT ->




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