Notes on Study2
study is a representative construction which has been created manually to demonstrate the aesthetic qualities of its proposed dynamic form. Study2 consists of 25 text strings parsed from news articles on 23/03/2004 from www.bbc.co.uk which have been transcribed by a data matrix label servlet into bitmaps. These images are completely lossless in nature and can be reverse engineered to the original passages. The resulting image library is the exclusive source material used in the formulation of the study.
For the resolved composition, the source images will reside on the server and will be created though direct spectator interaction. There will be an online encoding interface through which users can input passages of text which will then be encoded by the data matrix servlet and added to the image library in real-time.
For the audio component of this study, components of the processed database have been filtered and used as parameters for the Koan-based sonic composition. This information generates note events, filter parameters, arpeggios, etc. The goal of the audio component is to provide a sonic realization of the various patterns as well as the changing nature of the database over time.
The visual element of Study2 is generated through Flash by sequencing the bitmap library into a video-esque image field which evolves at 10fps. In the final construct, Actionscript will be utilized to dynamically import images from the expanding server-side library, thus creating a morphing video field with an infinite number of permutations.