Podcast: Using Visual Space Dynamically

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Visuals are usually created with the display space in mind. If the display area is a certain size, you make your visuals fit in that space by shrinking things, rearranging them, leaving things out, or breaking them up into related spaces. But in the digital domain, only the window is generally fixed – the visuals can extend indefinitely, like the outdoors or outer space. You just need a way to show people what you want them to see, or give them a way to navigate where they want to go.

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Duration: 15:22
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An example of an artwork that uses this principle is Civilization, by Marco Brambilla, which is an installation at The Standard Hotel in New York. You can see a video of this work here:


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