what if you were a cdrom- prompted by a dream i had

.... how would you structure yourself? what kind of interface would you have? would you be images- scanned photographs of yourself from days gone by? would you write? transcribe letters and cards written to or about you from people who have been important in your life? include their voices with your interpretation of what they said? will homepages become so huge and full of (useless) information about individuals that you will publish them on cdroms... your interface ... your- inter-face. would you show it to your parents? what would you want it to say about you or to you? educational cd? academic cd? hypertext? hyper ingeneral? just images clickable for no apparent reason? would you be a stoner cd? or would the images be beautiful and artistic, a slideshow with no interaction? forcing yourself on others? could you fake it? make the user think that the path they followed was determined by them? when really it never changed? would you use images of others to represent yourself? silicon can do wonders in some realms for your appeal to persons of some persuasions? if you were going to publish a cd rom for someone else.... what would it mean? what would it be? how could you interpret someone else? would the interpretation in fact be yourself or them?

in the dream, influenced no doubt by neuronmancer, change in the weather and extended conversations of existence and technology or something like that , being put in a player .... there was no monitor or speakers or interface ...


someone else's idea.....
present a visual image of me appearing as ghost -a mere shadow, barely there- and occasionally have the ghost morph into very concrete images of all the people i have known throughout my life. the concreteness would move to a severity equalling the image of the person but then it might fade into some kind of combined image of the two of us and then back to the shadow ghost man. then perhaps there would be multiple morphing contributors in a spectral spectrum of variation between concrete personhood and shadowworld -a swarm of personages all haunting the world in/as/through me...


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if you have ideas... about yourself as a cdrom...