Surreal Texture

Why do I enjoy MySpace? Because it embodies what the web is about: information melding with stimuli - indeed, information morphing into stimuli.

The root image for the animation running above was sampled from a photograph posted on MySpace by Erin. The photograph offers information regarding Erin's stand on gun control, but clearly it also lends itself to visually riffing on Erin's beauty and wit, on the fact that Erin herself, in terms of the visual image she thus projects, eclipses information. This process does not negate information; rather, it lends a certain surreal texture.

© 2008 Peter Schmideg

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