#2 (Un)titled Dialogue
Second part of my MFA project:
Making Variable – An act of reading
(Un)titled dialogue is an online publication with an aim to activate the reader and allow randomness to affect the meaning of the content. Visit the publication at: untitled-dialogue.com
The previous (#1) publication are scanned to become image again and elements/traces from reading behaviour are added which are generated during my process when others and myself have been reading and correcting the stories. The eight image descriptions are then fragmented and placed in an online algorithm to merge, combine and generate new stories.
The elements exist in the moment, fragmented and removed from their original context to this ephemeral reading experience. Extracted, and
presented here at random, in an unforeseen composition.
The title (Un)titled dialogue refers to a dialogue between the reader and the publication where the reader is able to change the title alter the stories and create new narratives.
There is no hierarchy in the text setting, it’s up to the reader. You can’t go back or forth, free to enjoy the content in its direct form, without definitions, purpose or context and open to interpretations and imagination.
This is a frame where stories can occur and the algorithm set the conditions for narrative possibilities.
It’s an experience only for the reader, nothing is saved or traced, every time you re-load the page everything disappears, like it’s never happened, and a new story occurs, to illustrate the appearance and disappearance of material in an online context. You read in the moment.
“There is no page ‘in itself’. No page, only descriptions of possible pages whose realization is up to the reader. The page we are reading at any moment is only stable if we, while reading, actively make it so” (Tabbi, 2003)
Content: #1 → Scan → Select fragments → Algorithm → Online → Alter/affect/add to the story.