Two web cams were set up sending images to the
same page on the internet at 30 second intervals. Webcam 1
was fixed and pointing out across the valley to the mountains
Webcam 2 was instead attatched to a moving fan which was being
used to keep all 4 computers in the barganews.com office cool
during the August heat.
Within the moving arc of Webcam 2 was a monitor showing the
two images from both webcams.
So, Webcam 1 had a fixed image which changed
naturally during the day as the weather and light outside
Webcam 2 had a moving image which was mechanically changed
with the chance of random feedback images. (a plastic lense
from a child's toy was also added to this webcam at a later
point to break up the image even
The 2 images were FTP'ed to the same webpage
at 30 second intervals. Which ever image got there first was
accepted by the server and paged up,
Collisions some times occured, when both images arrived at
the same time. This work is about those collisions.
The images only had a 30 second "life"
on the net before being covered up by the incoming new image.
The collision images could only be documented if there was
somebody there to notice them.
Above are 9 such collision images. Click on
the images to see them full size.