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Chrononautic Exxon
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Tasks / Forced-éjà Vu

Make a pedestrian or prosaic gesture which produces a physical artifact. Spill some milk. Crumple a newspaper. Open a book to a random page.

Produce an artifact identical to the first one, but deliberately. Pour (or eyedropper) milk to get a puddle of the exact shape and size as the first one. Crease a second newspaper with the exact creases of the first. Close the book and keep opening it and closing it until you find that same page.

Document, please!

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15 points
Level 1
In the zone of: Chrononautic Exxon
Created by Dr. Subtle

Terms: creation, time, artifact, dejavu, object

6 completed :: 14 in progress
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posted by teucer on July 27th, 2008 9:30 AM

This is pretty awesome.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on July 27th, 2008 10:01 AM

No. It is very awesome.

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posted by GYØ Ben on July 27th, 2008 11:41 AM

Heh. This is nice. I'd like to see the interpretations of this task.

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on July 27th, 2008 10:03 AM



[Jorge Macchi - "Vidas Paralelas"]

An attempt at this in literature
posted by twine on February 14th, 2011 7:34 PM

Or rather, Borges' description of an attempt at this in literature.

"My obliging predecessor did not refuse the collaboration of chance: he composed his immortal work somewhat a la diable , carried along by the inertias of language and invention. I have taken on the mysterious duty of reconstructing literally his spontaneous work."


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Forced-éjà vu by Robert Warren April 26th, 2013 8:13 PM

I've had this task on my list for awhile, but I couldn't figure out how to do it like I wanted.  Initially, I had wanted to do this with watercolors, but that was a bit infeasible after a few practice runs.  But luckily, I was able to get acquainte...

15 + 50 points :: 2 comments :: 11 votes
Forced-éjà vu by cody April 29th, 2011 1:52 PM

A three-part praxis. There is, and has always been, a stained-glass workshop in my garage. When we move houses, it somehow mysteriously moves with us, even though there's little time to actually use it. It belongs to my mother, and it was my playpen...

15 + 42 points :: 1 comment :: 11 votes
Forced-éjà vu by Great President Dad June 11th, 2011 3:55 PM

[youtube:] I chose to try and recreate an uncontrolled event. Unfortunately, I've never had a great deal of skill when it comes to visual arts, so trying to crinkle something the same way (while very cool) w...

15 + 19 points :: 1 comment :: 6 votes
Forced-éjà vu by Amoeba Man July 24th, 2012 6:21 PM

I've been letting the Game down lately. In spite of a totally rad four part completion (start here!), I followed it up with a totally lackluster completion of "The Unexpected" that doesn't even deserve to be linked because it doesn't even deserve you...

15 + 14 points :: 0 comments :: 3 votes
Forced-éjà vu by Elaine Sanderson February 25th, 2012 6:06 PM

I recently learned how to fold origami frogs. It's not too difficult but making two frogs the same can be. I put the first one together fairly quickly. The second one I made to to measure the paper to the exact lengths and folded it the exact same w...

15 points :: 0 comments :: 0 votes
Forced-éjà vu by Corissa Triclyops June 21st, 2011 3:02 PM

I really went with the eye dropper idea...dropping cream into maple syrup...I liked how it looked...I got quite a few to look the same. This was an interesting experiment. THANKS

15 points :: 1 comment :: 0 votes