3 is the third issue of a quarterly arts magazine published on CD ROM
in London, 1995 by Rachel Steward.
ROM presents the work of ten digital artists in addition with a feature
on STRIKE, a fine arts project based in London, an interview with artists
Paul Ramsay and Oona Campbell, THE LONELY ARTS COLOUMN, as well as, a
GRAFFITY CUBICLE. All this can be found within the virtual walls of a
three-d rendered public lavatory. Concerning its idea, structure, and
design, it is one of the most exiting CD ROMs. The cyber convenience is
neither merely a scenery with stereoscopic effect, nor a surface of aesthetic
design but "real" cyberspace where each element has a specific function.
Though the joining of the arts and the urinal might well be seen in the
Duchampian sense, it is rather to be understood as a public space that
stretches at the crossroads of different ideas and points of view where
traditional and new, real and virtual, and, last but not least, art and
life confront with each other. [review]