The overall idea (as of today) is that when the webpage is opened in a browser, each element will first appear in the format that I have placed them out in, but each of them will be able to be moved, interacted, and collectively re-organized by the user.
My desire to enact this experiment is , as far as I can tell-if one can even claim to tell much about their own mind, split between two apparently incongruous idea-desire constellations.
1. On the first hand we have the whole surrealist thing (much more coming on this). The interventions of Aime Cesaire and Robin Kelley. The ability to reimagine and reconstruct the world…wide websites and all their elements as we want! The marvelous mischievousness that is allowed when all the elements become movable, when we we can (re)Construct our words, our worlds, and and our world wide websites to be more…like us, or more like the furthest horizons of our imaginations.
2. And then on the second hand, we find a very focused, perhaps obsessed set of ideas and desires i have around the optimal methods and frameworks for the organization, representation, and exchange of ideas, data, and information. I love and find comfort in good systems! But I don’t love being forced into systems not designed with me in mind; or that don’t allow me to be myself. I am interested in developing systems that allow us to organize the information and intake of the world in a way that makes sense, and FEELS GOOD, to us!
As I learn and become better at digital and technical systems, I’m realizing that the future I would like to see in the realm of digital development is creating systems and software and platforms and websites where people can re-organize the information in a way that makes sense to them! There is no reason or websites need be so static that every person views them the same! This is not interactive! This is not humans as re-creators, its humans as spectators!
This experiment begins to explore the possibilities of shifting the inherent assumptions that websites make about the organization of information, so that people are truly interacting with it; making it make sense and connect to their world.
So, over the next few days I will be experimenting with making the Language (re)Creation website itself a site for (re)Creation; for people to interact with the project not just as spectators but as re-creators. A gesture.
Today I have experimented with adding interaction and animation to the first set of elements you interact with on the website. I am still working the kinks out so I have not yet integrated this into the Language (re)Creation site, but will in the next couple days. For now, you can check it out below and play with a live version at http://danielsilber-baker.com/movingLangRec[/cs_text][x_button size=”global” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”http://danielsilber-baker.com/movingLangRec/” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””]Try it yourself[/x_button][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_raw_content]