Methodology 77 to 15

Developing a project from nothing.

The project will take place within the date range: 13 July to 26 October 2015.

A total of 106 Days.

These dates make up the framework and boundary of the project, and they themselves now become the focus of the project.

Arbitrary decisions are made as to what the next step will be.

As the dates are yet to take place the date range is examined retrospectively.

The year 1977 is arbitrarily chosen as a retrospective focal point.

The research is to be exclusively confined to the internet.

The dates are now searched using the worlds most popular search engine, Google.

Each date is entered using the most widely used date format: dd/Month/1977

Google Web-search results are observed and documented with screen grabs.

It is decided that the results of the search will become the project content, using arbitrary parameters to dictate what will and will not be included,

Parameters are decided upon as the results are returned.

Only the top Google web-search will be used but the search result must be unique and not a generic, repetitive result.

Of the 106 date searches, 7 dates return results that adhere to the parameter.

These 7 dates, now form the focus of the project.

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The link of the search result is followed for each, and becomes the starting point for research into that result.

The date and and the link information now become the title of that result.

1: 13 July 1977 – New York City blackout of 1977

2: 15 August 1977 – Wow! signal

3: 16 August 1977 – 16.08.1977 Elvis Presley Died

4: 10 September 1977 – Hamida Djandoubi

5: 12 September 1977 – Steve Biko

6: 18 October 1977 – 18 October 1977

7: 20 October 1977 – 1977 Convair CV-300 crash

The content and form of the project is as yet unknown: Research and arbitrary choices (based on subjective interpretation of the data retrieved, and on external, influencing factors the artist is subject to during the project’s evolution) will dictate the outcome.

The hashtag #77to15 will be used to document the project on Instagram and Twitter.

This blog will serve as an online journal that will supplement a physical journal of research, experimentation, and project development.