I have come across pieces of a project conceived back in 1997. It is no doubt inspired by the Quilt (the NAMES Project) and by the title of a line of poetry, “These waves of dying friends” from Michael Lynch.
In the comments in the HTML one finds the following remark.
– – PLEASE CHANGE BACKGROUND TO BLACK ON DEC. 1 (WORLD AIDS DAY) – –
And a set of simple instructions to achieve a certain look.
– – MAKE A SOUND FILE OF THE PERSON’S NAME
ANCHOR A LINK TO THE SOUND FILE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE NAME – –
The visual cues to the anchors were open and closed parentheses looking ever so much like sound waves.
My initial five names were
((( Jamie Perry )))
((( John Reeves )))
((( Michael Smith )))
((( Chris Ingold )))
((( Hal Tatelman )))
The Whispers Project is now mute. Its echoes reverberate.
And so for day 246