Source Database: 
ELMCIP
Source Entry URL: 
Source Entry OAI-PMH Identifier: 
oai:elmcip.net:6455
Author(s) of the Source Entry: 
Hannelen Leirvåg
Source Entry Language(s): 
English
Description(s): 

This is a generative poem you can visit for years and continue to find things to surprise and delight. It is structured around a text— aptly named as “a strand” (as in a fiber or rope made of letters or characters)— which is shaped by “aspects,” which are programmed structures that shape and transform the strands through color, animation, scheduling, formatting, and other transformations possible in DHTML. Considering there are 10 “strands” (plus a “user-fed strand”) each of which can be shaped by 36 different “aspects,” each of which can have multiple controls and toggles, you don’t have to do the math to realize that this is a work of staggering generative possibilities. Combined with a few randomization and combinatorial touches, this is a work that will always welcome you with fresh moments, inviting you to play with its structures.

(Source: Leonardo Flores, I ♥ E-Poetry)