Image from aug 6 1991
aug 6 1991
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aug 6 1991

Text, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer

aug 6 1991 is an interactive CD-ROM in which users experience a poem from the “inside out,” by exploring a cyclic web of links between the images, sounds, symbols, and themes the poem evokes.

L.A. Freewaves Festival 5th Celebration of Experimental Media Arts


Image 1 from aug 6 1991

The “Browser” area allows users to playfully remix the raw elements from a given stanza of the poem—images, symbols, and pictographs.

Image 2 from aug 6 1991

Images and video from the locations described in the poem are used to provide users with a sense of context before reading a given stanza.

Image 3 from aug 6 1991

The “Pictograph” area combines graphics inspired by the poem’s symbols, media and text to create a pictographic representation of a line.

Image 4 from aug 6 1991

The appearance of the text is the final step in the cyclical navigation structure of the piece.

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