San Francisco | CA | December 2000
Today's software and rapidly increasing bandwidth capabilities enable new ways of experiencing the Internet. One of the ways in which this is explored is in the concept of NET.FILM. NET.FILM relies on the motion picture language in displaying the online content. The following manifesto describes the specificities of the NET.FILM in detail:
- The term NET.FILM describes a certain types of web pages that calls upon the perception of film using the WWW browsers.
- NET.FILM incorporates the multimedia nature of the Internet.
- The Internet platform gives NET.FILM the ability to change content and structure at any time.
- NET.FILM is assembled for the viewer in the very moment of the activation of its link.
- The different files that make up the structure of the NET.FILM can change at any time. The film always stays in separate components. NET.FILM is therefore never fixed. It can change from one second to another.
- NET.FILM can be modified only by the authors that have access to server[s] were the components reside. Thus, the authors of the movie are always known.
- The NET.FILM makers always have the possibility to change or add content.
- NET.FILM is programmed to refresh itself and to link its components without interaction by the viewer.
- The browser is used as a "projector" for the NET.FILM.
- The collaborative aspect of NET.FILM is essential and will be present in the viewers mind when he/she knows that the film being watched could change its appearance at any time.
- NET.FILM is different from all other types of film because its parts reside as separate files on a server[s].
- The NET.FILM viewer does not participate by physical interaction but mentally as with any other film experience. Instead of having an on-click navigation, the NET.FILM plays all its components automatically in the way it is programmed.
- A web page employing REFRESH header [ http-equiv="refresh" ] or any other REFRESH method that leads the viewer through its content, and makes intentional structure out of this, could be regarded as a NET.FILM.
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Bull.Miletic is the name of the collaborative team of Synne Bull and Dragan Miletic, founded in San Francisco in 2000.
Synne Bull was Born in Oslo, Norway in 1973, and currently lives and works in San Francisco, California and Oslo, Norway. Synne received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2003 and her BFA in 2000. She studied History and Theory of Theater at the University of Oslo, Norway, in 1998 and Philosophy and Science Theory at the University of Oslo in Bali, Indonesia in 1997.
Dragan Miletic was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia in 1970, and currently lives in San Francisco, California and Oslo, Norway. Dragan received his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2000. He received his BFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia in 1997.