every-thing.net (2002)

Every-thing.net presents a unified perspective of every thought, person, society, object and history by determining the number of their possibilities. Calculations for Every-thing.net require over 4.28 googol octillion (4.28 x 10^127 ) years of computer processing, a duration of time which is 3, 170, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 times greater than the history of the universe.

From a surface perspective, Every-thing.net appears to have a particular meaning or purpose. Like a mythology, the meaning becomes different when viewed from a deeper perspective. Every-thing.net can be viewed as a mythology, one which uses the great mythological actors of our time: numeric calculations. Within the mythology of Every-thing.net, the heroes are the mathematical calculations and the actions ...

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Every-thing.net presents a unified perspective of every thought, person, society, object and history by determining the number of their possibilities. Calculations for Every-thing.net require over 4.28 googol octillion (4.28 x 10^127 ) years of computer processing, a duration of time which is 3, 170, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 times greater than the history of the universe.

From a surface perspective, Every-thing.net appears to have a particular meaning or purpose. Like a mythology, the meaning becomes different when viewed from a deeper perspective. Every-thing.net can be viewed as a mythology, one which uses the great mythological actors of our time: numeric calculations. Within the mythology of Every-thing.net, the heroes are the mathematical calculations and the actions of these heroes produce the pages of scrolling numbers. The various facts, statistics and calculations within Every-thing.net act as a facade for the potential of thought and physical matter, potentials which may be calculable using mathematics, but potentials which are so large that they become inconceivable.

"In none of Ritter's maturing phases as an artist did he employ technology without reason or merely for its own sake as we have so often witnessed with other artists. In other words, with Don Ritter's work we are dealing with interactive art in its purest and most beautiful form" Dr. Christine Sch

• Year Created: 2002
• Submitted to ArtBase: Saturday Nov 2nd, 2002
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