By re-conceptualizing the notation of an idea, can we provide a solution to the decay and obsolescence which plague realized forms of new media?
I will present a genealogy of related original pieces intended to bring up questions of representation, as well as facilitate collaboration and theft. Conventional roles for notation, especially in music, are normative and may not expose anything about the initial affinities that guided the composition. In addition, work that addresses recent technologies faces constant devaluation because of the transiency of that technology. These are very real threats to the legitimacy of many new media forms, including computer music. I explore how new ideas about notation might improve the standing power and transparency of realized forms, and furthermore may give the creative community a protocol for sharing ideas across disciplines.