Broken City

From Rhizome Artbase
2006
Description

This piece lies somewhere between generative art, software art, interactive fiction and photomontage. Interacting with it allows the user to paint different combinations of the various elements of a city and its inhabitants, and compose a random soundscape. Mini-narratives are generated from these ever-evolving juxtapositions.
The fragmented aesthetic employed within this hypermediated environment echoes our increasing ability to multi-task due to the computerisation of western society. It is an examination of this quasi-evolutionary development of human culture which Lev Manovich calls transcoding.

James Alliban
11 April 2006
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2006
open submission
11 April 2006
James Alliban
static files
11 April 2006
cloning
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