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Author(s):
Christian Riekoff
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2004
URL:
[Null]
Project Description:
tree is a translation program. the simulation of real space by software as a starting point and basic question characterizes the search for an algorithm (design specification) which illustrates a real tree. tree interprets each html page as a design specification; the html space determines the algorithm and generates the visual world of the translation beyond simulation.

tree accesses the source code of a web domain through it's url and transforms the syntactic structure of the web site into a tree structure represented by an image. this image illustrates a tree with trunk, branches and ramifications. first each tree is initialized, than all html links are detected, chronologically saved and finally displayed.

the structure of any url can be visualized and transformed into sound. the aesthetic is not arbitrary or accidental, rather each url/domain determines the variation of trees in form and color.

Comments (1):
the great power of nature is a source of inspiration. best ever seen :)

Posted by voloh on Sep 30, 2007 at 10:07 AM (GMT)

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