Keyword: Interface

Resources

Silhouette series / Evan Roth

„The Silhouette series utilizes the 18th century technique of the same name by representing a subject as an outline cut into a single piece of solid black paper. … Although the technique most commonly depicts a person in profile, it is applied here towards the proportions and shape of the modern day Internet. The individual compositions are composed from pieces of the artist’s own Internet browsing data and based on standardized internet advertising proportions, drawing into question whether these proportions are in reaction to or are a driving force behind the general shape of the web.“

http://www.evan-roth.com/

The Pathfinder / Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek

„An automated music clip making use of the interfaces and applications in our computers.“

http://www.ecal.ch/

I/O/D

http://bak.spc.org/iod/index.html

Critical Interface Toolbox / Interface Manifesto

„THE CRITICAL INTERFACE TOOLBOX unfolds as an online resource that exposes experimental methodologies, practices, and tools aimed at enhancing critical thought towards the actual configuration of the Interface.“

https://crit.hangar.org/toolbox/

Manifesto for a critical approach to the user interface

Unfold

„Unfold is an online publishing and archiving platform based upon the structure of the digital folder.“

http://unfold.thevolumeproject.com

The Readers Project

„The Readers Project is a collection of distributed, performative, quasi-autonomous poetic ‚readers‘ — active, procedural entities with distinct reading behaviors and strategies. […] Each reader follows traces of linguistic and poetic structure — symbolic idealities — that define their specific focus of attention. Since the their behaviors are derived from a necessarily partial, aesthetically implicated analysis of human reading, they explore and reveal certain contours and outlines of linguistic materiality’s ‚other dimensions‘, in work that we propose to be significant, affective, and literary.“

http://thereadersproject.org

Objectifier / Bjørn Karmann

„Objectifier empowers people to train objects in their daily environment to respond to their unique behaviors. It gives an experience of training an artificial intelligence; a shift from a passive consumer to an active, playful director of domestic technology.“

https://bjoernkarmann.dk/objectifier

Land Lines / Zach Lieberman, Matt Felsen

Land Lines is an experiment that lets you explore Google Earth satellite imagery through gesture. “Draw” to find satellite images that match your every line; “Drag” to create an infinite line of connected rivers, highways and coastlines.“

https://lines.chromeexperiments.com

Socratic Search / Ted Hunt

Socratic Search is a speculative search engine based upon the principles of Socractic Questioning, and built on Google Custom Search technology. Replacing a single search button with multiple search options. It’s aim is to guide users into a deeper, more disciplined ways of questioning the worlds information that Google organises and returns to us every day.“

http://www.ted-hunt.com/SOCRATES.html
http://www.ted-hunt.com/Socrates/

Design for an Entrance to the Internet / Ted Hunt

„A workshop and ongoing research project which uses Sir John Soane’s unrealised architectural speculation ‚Design for an Entrance to London‘ (c 1805) as a means to reimagine how we directly access and perceive the internet as the modern equivalent to the living organism of a city. The workshop questions how we might do this in a way that more critically considers the role access to the internet plays in authoring our interpretation of reality, our shared values, our social potential and human evolution.“

http://designforanentrancetotheinternet.com

Contra-Internet / Zach Blas

„Contra-Internet engages the emerging militancies and subversions of “the Internet,” such as the global proliferation of autonomous mesh networks, encryption tactics, and darknets. Contra-Internet aims to function as a conceptual, practical, and experimental framework for refusing the neoliberal logic of “the Internet” while building alternatives to its infrastructure.“

http://dismagazine.com/discussion/73352/zach-blas-contra-internet/

Jupyter Notebook

„The Jupyter Notebook is a web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text.“

http://jupyter.org

Gingko

Writing environment with strong focus on structure.

https://gingkoapp.com

CanonCat (1987) / Jef Raskin

A computer system with text-based interface and some ideosyncratic tweaks developed by Raskin aimed at high efficiency and convenience. He elaborates on his approach in his „Humane Interface“ book. Most notably the LEAP function, a way to quickly navigate around documents, that also introduced the dedicated LEAP buttons on the CanonCat’s keyboard.

CanonCat demo video
Promo video for the LEAP technology

ThingLab (1978) / Alan Borning

One of the first constraint-oriented simulation programs.

Video Demo
Online Version

Apparatus / Toby Schachman

„… is a hybrid graphics editor and programming environment for creating interactive diagrams.“

http://aprt.us

Soylent

„Soylent is a crowd-powered interface: one that embeds workers from Mechanical Turk into Microsoft Word.“

http://projects.csail.mit.edu/soylent/

un arbre à calculer / dcfvg

http://calc.dcfvg.com
More projects http://dcfvg.com

Text in N-Dimensions / Xiangjun Shi Trofimov (Shixie) & Anne Burdick

„The project aims to re-invent the traditional reading interface for digital humanity scholars based on Jerome McGann’s idea: a “dynamic space that can be organized in an indefinite number of perspectives.” The idea is that the reader will be able to „wander“ through a field of text content, and by taking different perspective to view this field of content, derive different threads of argumentation.“

http://www.shixie.org/project_ndtext.html

VisiCalc

Early spreadsheet software, to be considered the first „killer app“ for Personal Computing and the first application that convinced people to invest in whole systems (the Apple II). First software that went through a whole software career cycle, until its decline fueled by competitor „Lotus 1-2-3“. Also notable for its good documentation at that time.

http://www.bricklin.com/history/sai.htm

Ted Nelson / Concepts & Prototypes


1965, Side-by-side connected comparison of parallel documents


1972, Transpointing windows


1999, PYXI viewer by Ka-Ping Yee


2014, OpenXanadu by Ted Nelson and Nicholas Levin

Key concepts
Xanalogical structure
Parallel documents / Transpointing windows
Annotation
Deep links
Deep versioning and re-use (transclusion)
Xanalinks
Stretchtext
Intertwingledness

Links
http://ted.hyperland.net
http://xanadu.com/xUniverse-D6
http://xanadu.com.au/ted/XUsurvey/xuDation.html
http://xanadu.com/XUarchive/htn8.tif
JS implementation of Stretchtext
ZigZag database system

Bravo & Gypsy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo_(software)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsy_(software)

Desktop Neo

https://www.desktopneo.com

Griffograaf

A Hardware Controller for InDesign

http://griffograaf.xyz

GUI Rube Goldberg / Sebastian Ly Serena

http://sebastianlyserena.dk

pattrn / Forensic Architecture

http://pattrn.co
http://gazaplatform.amnesty.org

Project Soli / Google ATAP

Project Soli

http://otticamedia.com/

Scream / deprogramming.us

„Scream sits quietly in your computer’s system tray and automatically springs into action when it detects a scream. Scream disturbs your Windows interface. […] When your throat gets tired, Scream can double as an unusual music visualizer – or as a new approach to desktop filmmaking. Use Scream to start a meme. Or simply as a random act of deprogramming.“

http://scream.deprogramming.us
http://deprogramming.us