I discovered Wax whilst rummaging around in a website I found a while back called FUSION ANOMALY
I was really excited by this site because it takes me back to when the web was clunky and strange and not dominated by the big 4 (5?). But what is it that excites me? It feels unknowable and random yet highly structured and intelligent. I don’t know what is going on here, so it makes me keep scratching around.
The site is essentially a collection of NODES so in that sense it is simple reflection on the web itself at its most basic level, hyperlinks.
It takes you to a list of films like this one: Emergency Broadcast Network
EBN works to harness the power of multimedia audio-visual technology into the most effective electronic behavior control system.
EBN’s techniques involve a collection and analysis of massive amounts of randomly recorded audio and video television programming. After a careful screening process, the choicest bits are chosen for inclusion in compositions using digital sampling and video editing in their own production facility.
And this is where I found Wax.
The Fusion anomaly site freaks out Safari because it is old and uses old Java
(for the comments)
As the first film streamed across the Internet in 1993, the New York Times declaring Wax or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees an “historic event.” That same year, the hypermedia version of the film, Waxweb, was one of the first sites on the World Wide Web, and thus has been repeatedly cited as a milestone of Internet Art.
There is a sense in which we have all had televisions implanted in our heads. And those sets broadcast television’s version of reality. Who really knows what those endless reruns are doing to us?
NYT 1993: Cult Film Is a First On Internet
By John Markoff, New York Times, Published: May 24, 1993
A small audience scattered among a few dozen computer laboratories gathered Saturday evening to watch the first movie to be transmitted on the Internet — the global computer network that connects millions of scientists and academic researchers and hitherto has been a medium for swapping research notes and an occasional still image.
Another site I found that relates,, to cyberpunk, and all that.
Dangerous and harmful activity
PageRank (PR) is an algorithm used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results. PageRank was named after Larry Page, one of the founders of Google. PageRank is a way of measuring the importance of website pages.
Harun Farocki: Parallels
Jean Baudrillard: The Gulf War did not Take Place
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky: Necessary Illusions:
Detournement: Guy DeBord
Fake textures and sounds