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by Ed Stastny [oed SITOme] [email Ed Stastny] 2000-01-17 10:12:10 [83]
Do you know what "HyGrid Unplugged" is? It's a process of creating HyGrid pieces with paper, pens, glue, glitter, pencils, crayons and whatever you have laying around. A group of people is physically gathered to scribble on a long strip of paper (we use calculator paper) until every inch of space is representin'. Then you scan it and chop it up into 100x100 squares for mass-pasting to HyGrid. You'll usually need to make a "linker" piece as a bridge from a current HyGrid piece to the handmade bit.

I've personally been in on a half-dozen of these sessions myself, only a few of which have made it to the actual HyGrid. Today, I cut up and uploaded nearly 40 pieces from a HyGrid Unplugged created in late 1998 in Portland.

You can jump right into the middle of it here: ...hygrid?center=syd056.jpg&layout=4

I really love the analog roughness of stained paper. Also, sitting around a table with a bunch of friends, a heap of drawing utensils and mugs of coffee is a lot of fun.

SYD is the ID I'm using for all "HyGrid Unplugged" uploads. If you have some multi-artist unplugged stuff you'd like to upload under SYD, get the pieces to me somehow and we'll set it up.

Even if you are working alone, hand-drawn HyGrid pieces can be a gas. Try it.

Currently, I have an unplugged set from Burning Man 1999 I still need to scan. Also, we have a free-roaming unplugged stuck into the guestbook of a Portland coffeeshop that's continually being added to by its patrons.

Here are some other "unplugged" spots of HyGrid:

...hygrid?center=syd007.jpg (Omaha, 1996)

...hygrid?center=syd103.gif (Omaha, 1996)

I'm going to try to keep all of the unplugged segments attached to one another, perhaps create a whole unplugged "neighborhood" of HyGrid.


Coffeehouse Unplugged MIA..
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Re: reediting additions to HyGrid
 Jon Van Oast  01-02-16 07:31
reediting additions to HyGrid
 epiphysis  01-02-16 05:43
blade runner hygrid piece?
 Jon Van Oast  01-02-04 07:38
Re: collab communications
 Ed Stastny  01-01-01 17:36
collab communications
 Daryl Roche  01-01-01 07:56
Re: debig3
 Roz  00-12-13 03:01
Re: debig3
 Bertrand Eberhard  00-11-22 13:22
Re: debig3
 Ed Stastny  00-09-13 22:37
 Mary Dettloff  00-09-13 19:00
524A2 - HyGrid Crossover
 Ed Stastny  00-09-02 03:27
Linking to HyGrid
 Ed Stastny  00-03-27 08:10
Re: amazing!
 Lenara Verle  00-02-19 14:16
I am not a fish.
 Rowan Lipkovits  00-02-07 06:47
Re: The new face of HyGrid
 Kiyotei  00-01-28 02:50
Coffeehouse Unplugged MIA!
 Ed Stastny  00-01-25 09:11
 Steev Hise  00-01-23 03:04
 Ed Stastny  00-01-17 10:12
Re: The new face of HyGrid
 Ed Stastny  00-01-14 20:26
Re: The new face of HyGrid
 Kiyotei  00-01-14 20:15
The new face of HyGrid
 Ed Stastny  00-01-13 03:43
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