about global and personal mourning. It's a virtual quilt that
invites people to express grief over terror victims in the form
of an open database. It switches from personal expressions to
the visualization of masses. It's unedited and uses a meaningful
symbol system that generates navigable quilt-like patterns.
Memolog deals with communal ability/inability to identify with
victims and their keens. Contrary to mass media that flattens
individual stories into one endless story with identical features,
the internet can encompass the highly personal and subjective
views of both the individual and the whole. The internet may escape
manipulation of communal expressions of grief by allowing full
unedited participation and by crossing barriers of time and place.
Memolog was inspired by the Aids Quilt. It is based upon a set
of trans-cultural symbols derived from the Phoenician culture.
The incarnations of these symbols appear in nearly all religions
throughout the times.
The visual change within Memolog bears meaning. It stands for
the action of people who visited the site, their behavior and
the amount of data accumulated on the site, It is based on the
abilitiy of the medium to record the evolution of structures.
The change is documented periodically and will be printed on cloth
that will be preserved along current statistics. The printed cloths
are actually memory blankets, quilted digitally by user's participation.
This work is completely open; it will hold the memory of anyone
his keens wish to include, from any nation, since 1.1.2000 onward.
Virtual wars that might occur on the site will be part of the
Memolog does not wish to portray an accurate list but a subjective
flux of intentions, memories, and a flickering shift between the
undefined masses and the very personal identity of any of the
victims included in it. Page up