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Forest of Imagined Beginnings.

Isley, V. and Smith, P., 2008. Forest of Imagined Beginnings. online art environment/installation.Lisbon, Portugal: Computational Aesthetics, The Eurographics Associations.

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Vicky Isley & Paul Smith (aka boredomresearch) researched the potential for manipulating forum and BLOG technologies to encourage a more contemplative and rewarding experience. In FOIB ( online environment users explore a landscape approach to managing and navigating the changing space of an online forum. boredomresearch developed new interactive generative software to create tree structures that recreate the decrepit appearance of fruit trees seen in Japanese Edo Period Paintings (1600-1868) and a 2D renderer that displayed a stylized graphic representation of these tree structures. In this environment you can navigate through the forest and users can embed their own messages on selected trees which get permanently stored within a MySQL database. This online navigatiable environment creates a spatially oriented approach to allow alternatives to our established data navigation that respond more intimately to our inherent ability to return to and navigate a remembered space.

Item Type:Artwork/Design Object
Location of Work:boredomresearch server
Additional Information:FOIB is an online artwork co-commissioned by Folly, Digital Arts Organisation, Lancaster UK & Enter_Unknown Territories, International Festival & Conference for New Technology Art, Cambridge UK (25 – 29 April 2007).
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:14526
Deposited By: Mrs Vicky Isley
Deposited On:14 May 2010 11:42
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:31


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