All posts tagged: text

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The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading [Books, iPad]

Written by Peter Lunenfeld, The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading is a book about using digital technologies to shift us from a consumption to a production model. After half a century of television-conditioned consumption/downloading, Lunenfeld tells us, we now find ourselves with a vast new infrastructure for uploading. We simply need to find the will […]

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Lines [WebApp]

Lines is based on a writing technique from medieval times developed by monks as a solution to expensive paper and tedious writing. The monks were writing in the centre of the page allowing enough space for others to annotate the pages on the sides, method allowing you to read the story through other people’s writing. […]

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The Frankenfont [Processing]

The Frankenfont project by Fanthom (Ben Fry and co) is an edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein laid out using characters and glyphs from PDF documents obtained through internet searches. For each of the 5,483 unique words in the book, the team ran a search (using the Yahoo! Search API) that was filtered to just PDF files. They downloaded […]

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Textoy [Mac, Windows, Cinder]

Textoy is a cinder app by Ariel Malka that is all about physical interaction with text and a slight touch of generative sound. Latest work in progress in the series of projects exploring interactive text and typeface, in this latest experiment Ariel has created an app that allows you to draw a curve along which custom text follows. The iPad version […]

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2SLEEP1 [Games]

2SLEEP1 is a playlist of audiovisual performances in text mode, designed to make you fall asleep. The idea is to show the music being composed in real-time along with typewriter-style animations. Both the music interface and the graphics are built up from text symbols. This means that the (graphical) objects can work together with the (musical) […]

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Text2Image [iPhone, iPad]

Created as a net artwork by Ted Davis, TEXT2IMAGE is both a web app and now iPhone/iPad app that explores the nature of digital media through the use of JPG format or better know as glitch. The app uses JPG corruption technique to visualise any word, phrase or ‘story’. Within the realms of cross-media visualization and glitch […]

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Babel Tower [iPhone]

Created by Ariel Malka, Chronotext is a growing collection of software experiments exploring the relation between text, space and time. One of these is the new iPhone application called Babel Tower. The app lets you visualize, in 3D, the Biblical passage mentioning the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), wrapped around a helicoidal path, allowing you […]

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Visualizing Fontane’s “Brücke am Tay” [Processing]

Created by Diana Lange, this project is a visualization of Thedor Fontane‘s poem “Brücke am Tay”. Included are 5 different applications, each one visualising the poem in a slightly different way. Built with Processing. More information at thesis.diana-lange.de + download the full archive including the applications and thesis PDF document (in german). Links to 5 apps […]

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ASCIImeo [WebApp]

ASCIImeo (asciimeo.com) is a project by Peter Nitsch that renders Vimeo videos in three different textmodes. Here are some of Peter’s favorite videos in ASCII: Metamorphosis by Glenn Marshall MOTOR / AMBIENT REEL by KU-SCHNEIDER Magnetic Ink by flight404 Still Run by DANTE NOU Look At Me by Patrick Lawler Read more incl technical info on […]