[wordboxes] – Decomposition of Yes | Decomposition of No | Three Letter Words Limited edition series | série en édition limitée2.25″ x 2.25″57mm x 57mm2019 Working in dialogue with notions of play from Fluxus to OuLiPo, these functioning puzzles deconstruct and reconstruct language, in both French and English.  Everyone knows this Cube Puzzle is an… Continue reading [wordboxes]


Video [xyz] Three interactive game stations, video projection, game software with soundDimensions variable2009 There is an ancient desire to expand poetry’s expressive potential by integrating visual elements and break free from a purely linear text. Shaped poems in Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese and Sanskrit suggest a common human urge to more closely model written… Continue reading [xyz]


[arborescence] Paper, models, software, computerdimensions variable2006 [arborescence] is an interactive installation using the gradual growth patterns of forests and trees as a metaphorical structure to map time, space and language. Making physical the routine internet actions of searching, tagging and streaming RSS feeds [arborescence] creates a contextual time-scape in which interests grow and change over time.… Continue reading [arborescence]


[theHouse] Software, text, digital poetrydimensions variable2006 [theHouse] is a digital poetry piece which takes the form of computer based, spatialized organism world. Through the process of enacting texts within, alongside, and outside of the text of computational code, this autobiographical work is regulated by the computational process of the sin wave. Here, the text is… Continue reading [thehouse]


Video [meme.garden] Software, networkdimensions variable2006 [meme.garden] is collaboratively created software which allows participants to search words, find clouds of associated words, and “plant” their word searches to create “forests” which may or may not have relationships with other participants in the system. Participants’ plants grow through time and reflect network changes through time about their… Continue reading [meme.garden]

[ghost city]

[ghost city] Software, computer, performancedimensions variable2006 [ghost city] uses a game-like interface where the participant maneuvers around an aerial map of the district around Bellevue Hospital in New York City. As the participant moves around the map, roving snippets of text, selections from poems written in the neighborhood around Bellevue, slip down streets or pop up… Continue reading [ghost city]


Video [ineffable] Computer application, digital mapDimensions variable2005 Email is now so pervasive and so essential to our lives that it’s difficult to remember how we communicated prior to its emergence. The ramifications of the nearly wholesale replacement of our physical voice with a detached written text continues to be felt everywhere email is used, whether… Continue reading [ineffable]


Video [rootwords] (QuickTime .mov) [rootwords] Computer, software, projectionDimensions variable2002 [rootwords] is a language experimentation environment. Beginning with a simple poem by the maker, the program’s goal is to “grow” a new language from English root words using common prefixes, suffixes, and other components. Users click the root words to grow an organism of variations and… Continue reading [rootwords]


Video [collection] Network, hard drivesDimensions variable2002 [collection] is an application which collects material from users’ hard drives, gathers the material up on a centralized server and displays these items mixed from the various “donor” participant data sources. These collected bits and pieces of data — sentences from emails, graphics, web browser cached images, business letters,… Continue reading [collection]


Video [search] Software, network, computerdimensions variable2002 When it was proclaimed that the Library contained all books, the first impression was one of extravagant happiness. All men felt themselves to be the masters of an intact and secret treasure… At that time it was also hoped that a clarification of humanity’s basic mysteries […] might be… Continue reading [search]