Created by Moritz Greiner-Petter, TICK (TIC) tries to embed the notion of uselessness, extravagance and non-intentionality in programmed environments. Tick is an AppleScript that runs in the background to augment the movement of your mouse cursor with neurotic loops from time to time. Once started it runs invisibly in the background, without a dock icon.
The parasite application augments the interaction with your personal computer with arbitrary curly moves of your mouse cursor from time to time. The efficiency and accuracy of the machine is slightly infiltrated by generated quirk. Although beeing totally programmed itself it asks for how easily we allow for exceptions or irregularities in an increasingly programmed reality.
TICK is part of the “Precise Ambiguities” project consisting of a number of metaphorical artifacts trying to reflect on our ability to relate to the world and its phenomena through the tools we create. It is a collection of self-critical “tools of thought” which exhibit in their form or behaviour their own conceptual limits and blind spots.
Posted on: 28/01/2013