In re-transmitting it, As Time Goes By, we will Play It Again, but this time with a difference. We will introduce disruptive elements to offer a fuller accounting:
“Rotate, reconfigure, edit, render the form,” as D J Spooky advises.
Interactive and endlessly generative, this project intends to allow its navigators to follow Spooky’s lead as they engage the site (and even add to it): “Here again, we’re left with the ability to make our own interpretation of a given framework, and are invited to run with it as a kind of game ‘system’.”
So, to borrow a phrase from a movie you almost starred in:
Play It Again, Sam. . .
gives cause for apprehension,
With speed and new invention,
and things like fourth dimension.*
Yet, we get a trifle weary,
with Mr. Einstein’s the’ry,
So we must get down to earth at times,
Relax relieve the tension.
No matter what the progress
or what may yet be proved,
The simple facts of life are such
they cannot be removed…
—Herman Hupfeld (Prelude to As Time Goes By)
* “third” changed to “fourth,” an error the song writer learned about later