I’ve been watching the creation of the words again and have noticed this time that the books do disappear as well as appear. So the decomposition is an effect on the eye and an actual taking away.]]>
Unlike Jeremy I didn’t see the bottom layer being removed but new specks (tiny pics of book covers) being added to the fringes of the letter shape. This had the effect, for me of a filling of space and then suddenly a reduction of the space filled. In one moment the edges of the letter was bursting at the seams, about to fill an outer speck, and then another speck is added even further away, thus making the space already filled seem smaller. It is like play with perspective I guess.]]>
I’m suddenly realizing that I knew the answer to this question (see:Remediation), but then I’m wondering if you or Jeremy could redescribe the process by which the word begins to decompose.]]>
To answer your question Mark, no. I’ve seen the same book over and over again.
I entered ‘Narrative’ and was delighted to see books that I’ve got on my shelf. I felt like the whole history of Narratology was being slowly dotted to form a field, to form a word. I too waited for a good point to grab a shot and even recorded a movie file of Narrative emerging. I waited in front of that screen, waited for the end-point but it never came. Then I set it to record and went out for a few hours. I returned to see the same word filling and decomposing and a file too big to save. Of course Narrative has no ending! What was I thinking?!
But I thought having the word ‘Narrative’ or some other relevant term slowly building behind me on a big screen as I give a paper would be a good image. I’ll definitely do that sometime.]]>
Is each title only present once on any given search image?]]>