T u r u x . o r g   ( o r i g n a l   i n t e r f a c e ,   1 9 9 7 - 2 0 0 1 ):

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I n s e r a t   i m   M a g a z i n   " S p r i n g e r i n "   ( H e r b s t   2 0 1 7 ,   2 0 - j ä h r i g e s   J u b i l ä u m ):

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Ü b e r   T u r u x . o r g:

Turux.org ist ein Projekt von Walter Gorgosilits (Dextro.org), mit Beteiligung von Ulrike Schitter (die durch Turux.org zur Netzkünstlerin Lia wurde). Es entstand 1997 aus dem Wunsch heraus, nicht mehr nur fertige (grafische) Arbeiten zu zeigen (wie seit 1994 auf Dextro.org), sondern sie mit Code zu generieren, und zwar dezentral: vom Autor würde nur ein Rahmen vorgegeben werden, von möglichen Verhaltensweisen, und er hätte keine Kontrolle darüber, oder Kenntnis davon, was genau der Betrachter durch seine Interaktion mit der (Macromedia Director / Lingo / Shockwave)-Applikation generiert und sieht.
Um noch weiter hinter die Arbeiten zurückzutreten, sollte der/die Urheber anonym bleiben.
Aller Code sollte selbstgeschrieben sein (und mit Ausnahme von Che Tamahoris 3D-Funktion, die er uns freundlicherweise zur Verfügung stellte, blieb es auch dabei), von Grund auf. Denn es sollte nicht Bestehendes adaptiert werden, sondern etwas Neues aus dem Nichts geschaffen.
Um dem intuitiven Zugang auch die größtmögliche Hürde (Rationalisierung, Kategorisierung) aus dem Weg zu räumen, sollte keine verbale Erklärung angeboten werden. Auch der Name Turux war eine Wortschöpfung, die Assoziationen weitestmöglich hintanhalten sollte.
Und, das Projekt sollte, wie zuvor schon Dextro.org, keinen kommerziellen Interessen dienen, und nicht auf irgendeine Weise beworben werden.
Denn das Interessante war ja, zu sehen wie viel Aufmerksamkeit bzw. Anerkennung etwas vollkommen Nicht-gegenständliches (nicht zu verwechseln mit Abstraktem), Nicht-kommerzielles und Wortloses hervorrufen könnte.
Es wurde einfach ins Netz gestellt, und dann wurde (quasi aus der Deckung) beobachtet.
1998 (oder 1999?) gewann es dann den ersten Preis des Josef Binder Awards (in seiner Kategorie), und Preisstifter Design Austria verdoppelte, aus schierer Begeisterung, das Preisgeld. (Das war die einzige Förderung (im weiteren Sinne) für dieses Projekt.)
Turux.org war auch zweimal in Ausstellungen im Künstlerhaus zu sehen ("Sounds & Files", und die Nachfolgeausstellung), jedoch eigentlich, weil Dextro.org eingeladen wurde und Turux.org (und Paul Wagner, und Pomelo, und noch wen) mitnahm. Und einmal im St. Pöltner Klangturm...

Turux.org ist die alleinige Erfindung von Walter Gorgosilits (Name, Idee, Konzept, Interface, Font, Logo, Domainregistrierung). Knapp drei Viertel der Arbeiten darauf stammten von ihm.
Sie sind nun auf Dextro.org, Sektion B/C zu sehen. Und Lias Arbeiten auf ihren Websites...

Turux.org gilt heute als Pionierarbeit der österreichischen interaktiven Netzkunst.
Dextro.org hofft, damit etwas zu Österreichs reicher Tradition im Bereich nicht-gegenständlicher Kunst und abstrakter Ideen beigetragen und ihre Digitalisierung und Animation etwas angeschubst zu haben.

(Turux.org ist nicht zu verwechseln mit Turux.at, das Ulrike ca. vier Jahre später angemeldet hat. Aus dem Umstand, dass sie den Namen Turux patentrechtlich schützen hat lassen, ist nicht zu schließen, dass sie irgendeinen Anspruch darauf hat, sondern nur, dass Walter Gorgosilits keine Lust hat, eine frühere Partnerin zu verklagen. Wenn sie weiters sagt oder schreibt, sie hätte Turux erfunden oder gestartet oder auch ohne ihn gemacht, oder Turux.at bestünde bereits seit 1997, oder sie hätte auch schon, bevor er ihr beibrachte am Computer zu arbeiten, digitale Kunst gemacht, so sind das (leicht widerlegbare) Lügen.)

Ein paar der Artikel in dextro.org/info/presse.pdf beziehen sich auf Turux.org.
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G ä s t e b u c h ,   A p r i l   -   N o v e m b e r   2 0 0 0 :


your website is pretty cool
hey
- Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 10:13:47 (CEST)

gute seite, warum sieht man deine expressions nicht in kommerziellen anwendungen ???
andre
- Friday, April 28, 2000 at 15:56:02 (CEST)

do you wanna come to the ecal?
(ecole cantonale d'art de lausanne)
hope to see you there soon
angelo
- Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 19:18:07 (CEST)

Thanx for the combination of "utils" and "oodles." We want to be your friends. May we send you something?
jamesw@skyweb.net, jemerritt23@hotmail.com
- Monday, May 01, 2000 at 00:45:40 (CEST)

This is the best thing I've seen on the net so far... SOOOOOOO CCOOOOOL!!!! I feel very little with my ßash animations... You can still come and have a look on http://www.geocities.com/lebonze/binginside.swf
Thank you for this wonderful experience...
lebonze55@hotmail.com
- Wednesday, May 03, 2000 at 15:54:39 (CEST)

don't you just wish clients would let people create sites like this? the web would be a far better place to live in.
copey
- Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 13:01:03 (CEST)

arf oooooh
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saski
- Monday, May 29, 2000 at 20:53:00 (CEST)

Beautiful website. Really cool shit.
http://harborside.com/~burtonjb/
Koala Monkey
- Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 00:25:42 (CEST)

excellent. just damn excellent. thankyou.
klein
- Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 08:07:04 (CEST)

This is the most powerfull break I've seen on the net
no coments incredible
araujola@hotmail.com
- Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 17:00:39 (CEST)

ahoi:: cool update! will spend hours in it! --> greetz henne http://www.tideguide.org
henne
- Sunday, June 11, 2000 at 12:57:33 (CEST)

you are possibly the worstest piece of euro trash shit i ever done seen on our sacred gaia and i hope with all my heart the amerikan fascists cum and bust your guts, you slimy artzy
lls7
- Monday, June 19, 2000 at 21:45:21 (CEST)

ps: you stink like 100000000 genocided corpses witch
lls7
- Monday, June 19, 2000 at 21:46:48 (CEST)

i luffs u so much u got creativity arborted
in your bones, m'chers, amis, doggy liks you, bark, bark, bite me, mein artiste, you like juggling one vatermelon at at time in old shanghai, oui, je me regard cette cheap
amigos
vraiment, alors, you speak like english, cat
elles cette tres funny slavery, ole
why oh why oh why is ßamenco so fuking hard pour vous l'entendez?
por favor
jodi
- Monday, June 19, 2000 at 21:55:17 (CEST)

haha
ebk
- Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 04:31:08 (CEST)

with sites like this, one can never get bored.
ill keep comming back for more and would be really interested to view some of your other works. interactive art is where its at.
so keep it moving >>>>>
i would love to collaborate with you, waiting for your reply
trevor
mad respect >
- Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 21:21:42 (CEST)

do you wanna come to the ecal?
(ecole cantonale d'art de lausanne)
hope to see you there soon. They are to digital interactive media what autechre are to music. I'm glad you have the courage to represent the aesthetic of subtle geometric abstraction in an era where it seems impossible to avoid the extremist attitudes of popular culture. To lls7: you represent the ubiquitous philistine. If you really believe in what you're saying then say it in your own voice and use your own name. You're a coward and a trashy one at that.
Juven Tukemoto
- Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 00:08:25 (CEST)

Thanx for the combination of "utils" and "oodles." We want to be your friends. May we send you something?
jamesw@skyweb.net, jemerritt23@hotmail.com
- Monday, May 01, 2000 at 00:45:40 (CEST)

This is the best thing I've seen on the net so far... SOOOOOOO CCOOOOOL!!!! I feel very little with my ßash animations... You can still come andou can still come and have a look on http://www.geocities.com/lebonze/binginside.swf
Thank you for this wonderful experience...
lebonze55@hotmail.com
- Wednesday, May 03, 2000 at 15:54:39 (CEST)

Beautiful website. Really cool shit.
http://harborside.com/~burtonjb/
Koala Monkey
- Tuesday, May 30, place to live in.
copey
- Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 13:01:03 (CEST)

excellent. just damn excellent. thankyou.
klein
- Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 08:07:04 (CEST)

with sites like this, one can never get bored.
ill keep comming back for more and would be really interested to view some of your other works. interactive art is where its at.
so keep it moving >>>>> i would love to collaborate with you, waiting for your replytrevor
araujola@hotmail.com
- Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 17:00:39 (CEST)

The people who have worked on this site are truely misunderstood. They are to digital interactive media what autechre are to music. I'm glad you have the courage to represent the aesthetic of subtle geometric abstraction in an era where it seems impossible to avoid the extremist attitudes of popular culture.
To lls7: you represent the ubiquitous philistou really believe in what you're saying then say it in your own voice and use your own name. You're a coward and a trashy one at that.
Juven Tukemoto
- Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 00:08:25 (CEST)

Awesome. I always loved dextro & turux..
extremely interesting to me all the time..
Juven Tukemoto
- Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 00:09:14 (CEST)

You are the beginner of a new aestetich lenguage.... never seen before
Paolo
- Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 12:35:05 (CEST)

njoy your site and now that I know that you are out there I will be returning quite often as well as letting others know that you are out there. I would like to introduce you to a site as well. www.vidayoh.com
it is a site for streaming video. Check it out and let them know what you think
on there message board.
I think your site is great.
this is a great site
- Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 23:06:40 (CEST)

at 2eturn true"
should be
onmouseover="self.status='825-135 blum'; return true"
and so on...please make the corrections.. I love your site, but every time a new page loads containing this menu, it sets my script debugger off twice.
Good luck,
keep up the good work

Very very good.
md
- Monday, September 18, 2000 at 15:ay to day...or whatever...
question: is it possible to buy or order any lingo scripts from you...you might hav a cd rom or products like that??? anyway cu and thxyz again...
j.t.birdy
- Thursday, September 14, 2000

j'aime enormement cette nouvelle conception de l'art
cyril
- Monday, September 18, 2000 at 22:58:11 (CEST)

very good site!!!
etzo
- Monday, September 25, 2000 at 07:10:08 (CEST)

you'rzon the way finding the way (to a new poetry)
but you'r not in, let's find it guys ...
gbog@caramail.com
- Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 16:50:14 (CEST)

Sehr geehrte Verantwortliche
Internet ist eine tolle Sache, wenn richtig umgesetzt wird.
Träge oder unlesbare Seiten hingegen werden schlichtweg übergangen.
So geschehen bei "turux.org" ? leider ist kaum was zu erkennen.
Betreffend B1 (CEST)

::detroit loves your style | very well done>thanks for pushing the space>
::I just wish we had a couple of you guys here>
::masoncreative
- Friday, October 27, 2000 at 04:56:31 (CEST)

los entropos :)i like it:)
jose/f
- Wednesday, November ber 01, 2000 at 20:32:44 (CET)

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
www.turux.org
- Monday, November 06, 2000 at 00:21:18 (CET)

danke für die anspornende Bildschirmanzeige von neuro figmentations. wenn es eine passendere Schilderung unserer Diskretion in Richtung zur täglichen Lebensdauer gibt, die wir so häufig sehen nicht können, muß sie, als Knorpeljustagen von chaotic Regelungen fong unserer Diskretion in Richtung zur täglichen Lebensdauer gibt, die wir so häufig sehen nicht können, muß sie, als Knorpeljustagen von chaotic Regelungen formatively manchmal amalgamieren, fand in den Tönen von autechre. die Verwirrung, die Sie sich sind divine. die Ironie werden fast benannt gebildet haben, Sprachdigitale Sprache noch einmal, Glückwünsche auf einer schönen Site. a more apt portrayal of our discretion towards everyday life which we so often fail to see, it must amalgamate formatively, as cartilage adjustments of chaotic regulations. sometimes, found in the sounds of autechre. the mess you have formed is divine. the irony is almost called, language. digital language. once more, congratulations on a beautiful site.
che:ew:250:1:ai
- Tuesday, November 07, 2000 at 17:29:15 (CET)

The best site in the net. Turux Rules!
http://www.peppergallery.com/
Best Site
- Wednesday, November 08, 2000 at 03:58:36 (CET)

awsome!!!!
you make me speechless, and also frustrated
mathematical.
but i like your concept thought.
soomee
- Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 06:13:15 (CET)

turux????
genocided yet, i really hope not
euro artzys don''t dis gust me
lls7
lls7
- Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 03:59:01 (CET)

turux????
genocided yet, i really!!!! hope not yet
euro artzys don't really dis gust me
in my guts
lls7
lls7
- Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 04:00:27 (CET)

turux, what's that shit????
go get a job euro asshole
be a real worker for once
in your corpse life
jodi taught me that
fuk those zeks
lls7
- Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 04:02:41 (CET)

turux, what a wimp ex sux site
god, it makes me so ashamed that north amerikans
ever liberated euro 1230 years ago
they got no gratitude and they mix coca cola
with wine
lls7
- Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 04:06:50 (CET)

the last time i heard from the turux suk and his lover what the fuk was her name, oh, lia, what a dumb bitch, s/he was complaining about losing a driver's licence due to a minor marijuana infraction like they was afraid of walking
when i, lls7, defeated nazism in their rotten stinking country with my excellent psychic powers, i wasn't even thanked, so much for gratitude these days!!!!
even beethoven thanked me personally
lls7
- Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 04:11:45 (CET)

choco/lls7,
i tried to send you a mail but your address doesnt work, so i use this way.
i dont insist on getting only mails of admiration, but if you criticize me it should be useful, not just based on misunderstandings. then maybe i can feel thankful for your input.
about real job:
i have a real job, i dont get any money for dextro.org and turux.org (i put it there for free), nor do i get any art sponsorship. and i did hard and dirty jobs in my life.
about art/artsy:
im not sure what it means to you. one purpose of "art" (as a business) seems to be to make definitions of what art is (and what it is not), and to draw borders between people in order to gain some benefit/profit or higher position.
im not part of that. graphics is my medium of expression, more than words, thats all. i put my stuff on the net, thats all. i dont promote my works, nor do i raise my person, nor do i claim any territory.
about america/euro:
maybe its useful to distinguish between the people and the government.
i do feel respect for the soldiers who risked and lost their lifes in the war against nazi germany. on the other hand theres the theory that the american government places threats in areas which they want to gain influence over. i tend to believe that. we know that they knew whats going on much earlier than they admitted later. so if their only aim was to save peoples lifes they could have done it better/earlier.
now much shit comes from america (toxic food, cigarette ads, hard capitalism, war against drug users, stupid violent movies...) so that its difficult for me to feel thankful.
i think its unlikely that the american government does anything that wouldnt serve their own benefit/profit.
and i think the "freeest country in the world" and the "best democracy ever" are illusions.
about cannabis/driving license:
i was stupid to complain about that, and i apologize to all people who have more serious problems.
however, the fact that alcohol and tabacco are legal and cannabis is illegal almost all over the world is not a minor problem in my eyes.
i should have put it into different words...
dextro
- Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 21:21:58 (CET)

...and i want to thank those who supported me with their emails and guestbook entries.
dextro
- Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 21:31:38 (CET)

ich empfehle deine geöffnete Erforschung. hast du uberlegt (oder schon probiert), Installation-Arbeit damit zu machen? alles hier ist sehr nett, das auf dem Netz ist, aber ich wuerde lieben, Ihre Arbeit zu sehen, die irgendeine Arbeiten der physischen Form haette. irgendwie public-works interaktive Skulptur oder was weiss ich...
schliesslich moechte ich in die physische Richtung zu verschieben, aber ich bin noch ein Anfaenger.
(und doch, sei vorsichtig von uns Amis. die meistens von uns haben keine Ahnung, und das ist echt gefahrlich)
viele gruessen
chromonym.com
- Friday, November 24, 2000 at 18:11:22 (CET)