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james pollack: SPHIROS

If we press our fists against it, as with a door, we may hammer away to no avail - now we open it as a curtain and peer into the room beyond.

// SPHIROS -- interactive fiction w/text, video, music (Sigur Ros), animation

/// http://www.jamesbpollack.com/work/SPHIROSFINAL.swf

/// built with Adobe Flash & Jason Nelson's WithinSpace interface.

// "SPHIROS" presents the fictional tale of what happens when a timequake creates a world that really is open source.

/// Art is in the arrangement -- The screen is a projection of infinitesimally small physical components onto a wall that we can manipulate. If we press our fists against it, as with a door, we may hammer away to no avail-- now we open it as a curtain and peer into the room beyond. We construct narrative as a synthesis of our own experience in combination with an experience of the materials that the author presents to us. We pick up a book and we put it down: narrative cannot be so contained.

// Installation History:

/// Version using custom head tracking software, infrared glasses, and Wii Remote for navigation presented May 2009 in Maya's Room [named after Maya Tanaka Hanway '83], the only undergraduate art gallery at Yale.

/// Created as an independent project for credit in Yale University's English Department under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Pressman.

 

Year: 
2009