3CK

Cogs Cages Clusters and Knots

COGS, CAG3S, CLUST3RS and KNOTS
A series of line drawings, produced with algorithms, collected into an interactive format for online presentation.

Originally by Deck from Artcontext Wire on November 29, 2004, 11:36am

Robotross

The Joy of Software
Robotross

Echoing the encouragement that Bob Ross conveyed with television, this online attraction probes the boundaries between genuine creativity and over-simplification.

http://artcontext.org/act/04/robotross

Originally by Deck from Artcontext Wire on May 24, 2004, 10:17am

Collabyrinth

ICO LAB
Reconstructing public space.

At first the software resembles many free online services. Indeed, the main function of this site for many will be its ability to produce files of a particular type (“favicon.ico” Windows ICO files). Styled after Photoshop, the initial interface invites confidence and goal-directed behavior. In its conventional service capacity it works well enough. And it’s free.

Whereas it may be appropriate for tools to maintain a predictable form, poetics thrives on hybridization, metamorphosis, and surprise. Like the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll’s Alice, the sensible façade of the tool gives way to a curious labyrinth of images that were left behind by the site’s previous visitors. Confronted with these unanticipated corridors, disorientation ensues. This harmless entrapment calls for aesthetic interpretations that are typically absent from encounters with software.

Originally by Deck from Artcontext Wire on May 24, 2004, 10:17am

Withdrawal Wizard

Withdrawal Wizard
Disinfect and uninstall.

Uninstallation Art software brings you the new Withdrawal Wizard Iraq Edition, available for free download today. Fix remote command execution vulnerability. End arbitrary codes for executing innocent lines of users in the affected regions. Avoid malicious exploitation! Disinfect the republic!

Originally by Deck from Artcontext Wire on May 24, 2004, 10:17am