Entropic Texts

– Entropic Texts (2015),  Jason Nelson and Alinta Krauth –

Entropic Texts is an experiment in using text, image, and an interactive interface, to explore the notion of entropy. Entropy is nature’s tendency towards decay. Thus, it is entropy that predicts the arrow of time, and the length of the life of all things – living and material. As you scroll through this artwork, you are lead into a world where the ‘force’ of decay gets slowly stronger, to the point where text, images, and moving image, become glitched and decayed beyond recognition. This imaginary world of quickening decay is represented by the junkyard. What we often call junkyards are spaces that were once collections of adored or useful items, that have succumbed to entropy, thus they are both clear metaphorical and physical spaces of decay.

Jason Nelson and Alinta Krauth

About the Author:

An Oklahoma native, Nelson teaches and researches Net Art and Electronic Literature at Griffith University in the Gold Coast, Australia. He exhibits widely in galleries and journals, with work featured around globe in New York, Mexico, Taiwan, Spain, Singapore and Brazil, at FILE, ACM, LEA, ISEA, ACM, ELO and elsewhere.( ELMCIP)

Alinta Krauth is an Australian digital artist working with projection mapping, interactive art, generative art, sound art, and digital poetry.


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