A Digital Forum for Communication
Let's begin by deciphering the name above, albeit simply. Time is composed of moments. Whether or not they may be manipulated remains in question. Space is the physical matter between voids; like stars from space or electrons & neutrons circling nuclei. Continuum, obviously, is what holds it all together.
The hard part follows. Digital refers to a new technology that is the invention of humanity. Forum refers to groups where people think and communicate. Time Space Continuum Web, then, will be a place where people from all over may visit to communicate. The primary requisite is that they are both curious and sincere.
Subsections of this site include the description of standards for image display and voting, the site security features, list of member organizations, and the critique/competition process.
Images: This section contains the image galleries, which include: Portraits, Still life, Action and Sports, Nature and Landscape, Miscellaneous, Class and Hall of Fame Gallery. As a member of the Forum, depending on your security level, there is capability for the following: view the images, make comments on them, edit an image, and vote on them with the following ten criteria: Composition, Color, Creativity, Impact, Presentation, Contrast, Lighting, Subject, Meaning and Focus.
Digits can cry umpteen messages - some right and some wrong. A good friend said she thought she was ‘missing something’ and so she felt ‘sad’ for it. To her I say that one can not miss anything for to do so would be to miss something in yourself. The final part of a Digit is the viewer. If something is missing then it is not in that person to begin with. But so what? We are all different. I looked at the Mona Lisa and church bells did not chime. I saw a small, good painting of a woman - nothing special. Others see something more wonderful. That bespeaks something about the viewer.
After all, what tells what in the viewer when everything is in the viewer to begin with? It is the viewers’ ‘story’, after all.
Now that I have made all these Digits (over a thousand) I must get them viewers for their storytelling pleasure.
Their very reason, which is no reason at all, is enough reason to explain their existence.
This image, Digiteze 6 (so called for ‘bookkeeping' purposes), has 'taken a trip’ from Boulder, Colorado to wherever you are, that is deserving of attention.
One of the three images started as a film negative, or Clue, in a traditional negative film roll and was transferred to the computer. The other 2 Clues began as digital images and were transferred. Two very different formats, three Clues, were combined into the single image/Digit you see.
Françoise saw a copy of Digiteze 6 and requested one but in another format. This was sent, via wire, to Françiose.
She printed it, framed it and hung it where you are now reading this and viewing it.
Digiteze 6 is about shapes, colours and the viewer’s imagination. I won’t ‘ruin it' for you by telling you what is where.
Consider it as a lesson in the potential of today’s technology and yourself.
This is the imaging section. TSC Forum galleries contain images characterized by their 'loaders' - or creators. The categories include Portrait, Sill Life, Action & Sports, Nature, Miscellaneous. Special galleries are for classes or groups and the Bedford Archives (named for Francis Bedford, Photographer to H.R.H. the Prince of Whales in the East), where the finest imagery is kept. This list will be revised as necessary.
"Finest" is among the most subjective terms around. Visitors to the galleries are encouraged to judge images according to the system outlined at the start of the galleries section. Its default is mediocrity and excessive amounts either of good or bad quality will be recognized.
It is hoped gallery visitors will feel confident enough to express themselves - at least using the 10 issues applicable to all digital images
"The baby-step-initials of this site were WWW, which stood for World Wide Web. This was a description of what the world would look like with all the wires around it transmitting computer signals by wire; a World Wide Web of Wires. Now there are fewer and fewer wires. Anymore the question 'will things stay on this planet or move to others?' is a real one and not just a source for fantasy.
What is Life made up of? There is Time. There is Space. There is the Continuum that holds Everything together. Wired or wireless ? That depends anymore. "It", you know, is the human experience.
Nicholas McCumber, LMRPS
Lifetime Member Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (Elected 1989)
Founder, Time Space Continuum, Inc.
Join us as Nicholas McCumber's digital images skim around the viewers' mind. Only challenged concentration will excite the viewers' mind when whatching these items. Hopefully dreams will be aroused.
Remember, though, these images remain incomplete until considered by someone.
In addition to being an accomplished photographer, Nick is also a talented fictional essayist.
Each of these links will transport you to a new page, and a new world of thought and philosophy.