Detail: Multi-dimensional layering within an interactive depth interface.
Hidden secrets and interactive layers are packaged by our obsessions with objects and their terrible dark betweens. …..
Between Treacherous Objects explores the space between various contemporary items/ideas. For example, between the Refrigerator and the Death Bed is a heavy lines and gradual space, where eating can fill your world, ending it as well. There are twelve levels, each playing with the depth of the screen, allowing the user to move in and out and around the floating space.
An early digital poem using the same depth interface: this will be the end of you: play4: within within http://www.heliozoa.com/ending4.html
Exploring depth, this work plays with texts inside texts inside texts. Much of the idea for this work arrived after watching loose poem pages blow from my car. The numbered texts are related to some of my dictionary poems. And while this inside-inside page depth has become more common, this is another interface that should be more fully explored. The difficulty with work like this is teaching the user to manipulate the interface. Dreamaphage (one) attempted to use a similar mouse driven fly through.
Withinspace Interface: (http://www.netpoetic.com/experiments/npoem3.html)
I’ve been using this interface for a while. Many of artworks/digital poems use its fancy fly into and out of your screen interface. And while that very movement might be difficult for some to explore, their brains being dizzy and fingers sore, it is really a wonderful plaything for poetic content. Think of this interface as ten or more (or less) planes in a deep 3-dimensional world. On the screen are always two existing artworks/poems, the visual depth of floating lines over floating lines, and the interactive explorative possibilities born from the user’s mouse movements.
The example here is basic, so basically basic that my embarrassed is baked into my skin, a breaded crust, bitter and flaky. So think beyond what I’ve created. Have lines within lines, rollovers and clips which load into levels. Play with the interface and uncover how the motion will effect the meaning and reading of your poetic lines. This is truly enjambment embodied, the ever breaking…ummm line break…but supa deep. Supa is better than super, just so you know.