Colors to use: Pure Black. C=0,M=0,Y=0,K=100.
Black out and we are all doomed. The K slowly exudes itself onto sheet after sheet. Incessantly in motion, impossible to backup, Flee Immediately? But no, time is not on our hands: mechanism moves to override manual. K-K processes prints to dot-dot. The incessant turning of the wheel only serves to fill any voids that remain to be discovered. And the voided elements are only there to serve in the oblivion of the black. We cannot Flee Immediately; we must remain exploring.
Dimensions: Please print on A1, as per instructions, fold down to A5.
Blink once and the doom is still there. The sheets slowly contrive into the fate of their line by line. Glaring of the screen, glitch of sight, Flee Immediately?
All codes seem to begin with a defining element, whether it be use simple;, doctype html, or #!/usr/bin/perl. Each element sets up the structure of the code. But what’s inside the structure, as long as it follows the order - the rules that define it, can be changed and adapted: creativity within limits.
This editorial will be no different. It’s the defining element of the structure of the journal. But at the same time it is different. It’s a call to finally see in between, to form, re-form and see the details. To not let the structure close in, but to open up: to flee immediately is to ironically explore remaining.
It all started as a gap, a gap that Flee Immediately! does not flee but takes as its guide. In the world of looking for jobs and explaining what you do, sometimes you just don’t fit the code, the check box, or the other way around. No I do not design websites and create phone applications. There is more to it than that.
Flee Immediately! is a forum for ‘the more to it’. It attempts to develop within this gap, speaking against, using, critiquing, endlessly re-imagining, the coded perceptions of ‘interactive media’, the ‘media art world’, and ’...‘, while creating its own new code...
Feel free to contact us about ideas, questions, past issues, submissions, workshops, events, proposals, anything!
fleeimmediately [at] gmail [.] com
Flee Immediately! was started by artist/designer/writer/coder Renee Carmichael after finishing her Masters in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice at Goldsmiths College in London. It is done in collaboration with people from the course, the Open Systems Association and many more collaborators/ collaborations.