A is for Apple is a flash website project that uses the hypertext linking of interactive work to investigate a cryptography or hermeneutics of the apple. Using a series of associative links, the work looks for hidden meanings, coincidences, and insights that stem from the apple. The image of the apple leads to references and ideas borrowing from western metaphysics, popular culture, the history of cryptography, ideas of language, and psychoanalysis. The piece was constructed using the paradigm of collage. First paper collages were made that became the basis for Photoshop images.
“Cameron’s World,” built by Berlin-based designer Cameron Askin, is a frenetic web-collage created as “a love letter to the internet of old.” Divided into thematic rows of over 700 images Askin sourced from archived pages, the website is a well-organized gallery exploding with decades-old browser detritus composed of blinking texts, animated pictorial cursors, MIDI files, and cheesy GIFs.
Who is dreaming? The user, or the Internet itself? In a certain way, both. "Dreamlines is a non-linear, interactive visual experience. The user enters one or more words that define the subject of a dream he would like to dream. The system looks in the Web for images related to those words, and takes them as input to generate an ambiguous painting, in perpetual change, where elements fuse into one another, in a process analogous to memory and free association.
Indirect Flights, a new online work by Joe Hamilton with sound by J.G. Biberkopf and supported by The Moving Museum, is a sprawling landscape of layered images. Raw materials, satellite images, organic textures, brush strokes and architectural fragments are all blended together into a dense panorama extending in all directions. As you pan across the terrain like Google Maps the layers move at different speeds giving the illusion of depth, constantly changing what is hidden and exposed.
And that everything one day, an hour, one letter, or one word will be over and just cannot ever be over. A net-art piece by Group Z(Belgium).
LOVE consists of 7 series of 7 pages. They are linked together in an interface that lets you navigate from page to page in 5 directions. From almost every page you can reach 5 other pages. And yet it is not easy to reach all 49 of them. Like in real life, LOVE sometimes stops when you don't expect it to.
Geoffrey Lillemon (1981 USA) brings a classic romantic painting and drawing style to technology to reinterpret artistic practice. As one of the leading artists of the Net Art Movement, Lillemon has consistently foregrounded the interplay between the digital and physical world in his work, blending the traditional mediums with interactive animation that responds to human touch, brainwaves, and even heartbeats.
SUBCULTURE.com is an autistic web paradise, full of information but stuck in annoyingly repetitive patterns and pop-up screens that are hard to kill. Disturbing, unsettling, violent but entertaining.
Visit SUBCULTURE (be aware)
"The doorman" is an interactive, 'photo-cinematic' flash piece, created with documentary photos of the subject shot over two months. Like insert-cuts in films, the sequences can be played over time and arranged in your mind.
A doorman spends his days in the dark of his lodge. His chair gives onto a wall at one corner of the entrance hall. He cannot have an entire view unless he stands on the sill of his porter's office window.
Like the doorman of a theatre who cannot enjoy the show, the doorman sits in his lodge, just witnessing other people passing by.
Visual Chaos is a short web work that that explores the idea of chaos on the web. It uses the space of the web as a sculptural space, allowing viewers to interact with animated graphics to delve deeper and deeper into an imaginary city. The images are culled from various print media sources. The texts are either found passages from urban theory or specifically written poetic musings on the city. The site explores ideas relating to an abstracted idea of the city. The images depict shadows and bodies. It explores the ideas of being swallowed by the city.