#7 : Wonders
Chris Arnold & David Wright
Jan de Weille
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Tic Tac Wonder
A snowball’s chance in Hanoi
The Emerging Gardens of Babel
Instructions about how to (dis)appear completely The rest is left over
Marie Curie - Thank You Note
Moons of Jupiter 7
What wonders await? Watch
stunning demoscene effects rotate through language;
a Jovian moon being cratered with letters,
and then, extend your voyage
into color and resonant sound.
glyphs in generated
read poetic code as it
displays itself on the screen,
a forest of language-trees grow
Circles of vibrant colors vibrate and deflect
in a tribute to Julio Le Parc. At a much more meditative pace,
black dots form language,
for a while. After work is done,
pile those items in storage
see what you find in the night sky.
One poem, evoking the organic,
moves toward a stable seven-line form
made of numerals and colors, overwrites itself constantly
in an assertive seven-wide grid.
Games are at play here too: The famous
pyramid puzzle with snowball poems
on each rod as well as
a wobbly, interactive reimagining of tic-tac-toe.
One of this issue’s offerings reconstructs
a famous musician’s portrait,
while another encodes a
thank-you note from a famous scientist.
Everyday wonders can be brought to mind
when you take a virtual dérive
— and when you’re ready to leave the screen,
follow printed parageographical instructions
to really get lost.
Each of the poems in
is licensed as
free software for you to use, study, modify, and share
however you like.