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Cracked Glass - 2004
 
Cracked Glass

Same frame, different images

Description

Inspired by the “Quantum Cloud” series by British sculptor Antony Gormley. I made two simple rules. 1. One click makes four cracks on the screen, like cracks on glass. 2. A new crack is limited by existing cracks. Audience made their own pictures within this framework.

Keywords

Participation, Processing, Internet, Collecting

User Examples

Cracked Glass      Cracked Glass
Cracked Glass      Cracked Glass

Content

As in Gormley’s works, I had implemented Cracked_Glass using a computer program which contained simple basic figures and rules so that participants could create their own results. The basic figure was derived from the bullet marks and cracks on glass. I made two simple rules. A click makes four cracks on the screen, like cracks on glass. A new crack’s path is limited by existing cracks. Since I initially considered the human figure as a result, I expected an abstract figure. However, some participants drew a flower or a puppy.

In this project, people also easily applied basic rules to express their own feelings. If there is no rule at all, and people are given a white screen and a mouse for marking dots, then they cannot play like this way because it is too common and boring.