stream of consciousness
an interactive poetic garden
tom white and
aesthetics and computation group
A six foot square garden sits in the middle of an otherwise ordinary
computer lab. Water briskly flows down a series of cacsades into a glowing
pool. Projected on the surface of the pool and flowing as if they were
caught in the water's grasp are a tangle of words. You can reach out and
touch the flow, blocking it or stirring up the words causing them to grow and
divide, morphing into new words that are pulled into the drain and pumped back
to the head of the stream to tumble down again.
Joan Musgrave, of IBM, interacts with the liquid interface to the stream.
June 20, 1998