INTERFACE 1) In his Treatise of Painting Leonardo da Vinci wrote that the human eye "discovers a thousand objects in an instant - but then sees them very confusedly, and in effect does not discern above one at a time." He argued that in order to "gain any determinate knowledge of what you have seen, you must consider it piecemeal, forming the letters into words." 2) Experiments with eye-tracking devices have enabled scientists to map the way people look at a picture. They conclude that an image is dynamically constructed with a series of glances - a kind of simulation based on extracting principal features and querying mental models. 3) It is the discrete mechanical process that provides analogue photography with an objective means of representing nature. And yet by framing her subject in the viewfinder the photographer already isolates it from its context and activates a system of visual editing. 4) The series MutationFaktor/Flora and Fauna Division was exhibited in early 1996. Revolving around the interaction of systems, biological and technological, it also refers to futuristic issues such as cybernetically enhanced lifeforms, genetic engineering, and internet based VR. To this extent the magnetically charged particles on a hard disk act like the molecules of any physical object: they both rely on the primal force of gravitation and remain beyond human visual or tactile reach without an interface. 5) An electronic virtual environment, eg. for the purpose of displaying information on the web, might consist of a menu-driven architecture derived from library/gallery paradigms rendered with a graphic interface that ranges from pure text [32-126], wireframes and pictures, to streaming content. A User Agent navigates between levels, laterally, branches out via hyperlinks, or gains access to an input facility; the interaction of some machinic user agents is steered with semantic markup. 6) Read more: www.flightcrystals.net/gallery/interface.html concept, text (c) Marcel Ritschel 1996 - 2003
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