Text by Anne Friedberg, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer
A companion piece to Anne Friedberg’s book The Virtual Window in which users can play with various combinations of formats, content and viewers to explore the ways in which apertures of vision affect the content we experience within them.
A brief demonstration of the project is presented below.
Unusual combinations are possible, as seen here with a painting frame enclosing a screenshot from the Mac OS X interface.
A wide range of content is also available to place within the apertures, from Renaissance paintings to cinema to digital interfaces.
Mobile devices can also be used as apertures, to explore how small screens affect the viewing of all kinds of content.
Keywords floating in the viewing space can be expanded to reveal related discourse and theory.