Monday, October 06, 2008

Expanded Browser Cinema

Here is a cut-up waterwork. Entitled Diced & Sliced. It is an expanded browser version of Row Row. Just how the piece looks and sounds depends on your browser, the speed of your broadband connection, amount of RAM and the general state of your computer. Its different on every set up and slightly different every time you load it.

If you are on a Mac use Safari, Firefox loads movie files in a different odd way that privileges one file over the others and here the browser is showing 16 movies at the same time. Also tested on a PC with IE where it seems to work fine.

If you feel so inclined you can stop and start any slice by clicking and double clicking. Reloading the page will also shake things up. Now and then your browser may crash. Diced & Sliced


Steven Ball said...

very effective, reminded me a little of the Australian artist Daniel Crooks (see here: but he does it all in one movie - it can be done in After Effects, painstakingly - but of course lacks the indeterminate quality of the QT slices in the browser.

Philip Sanderson said...

I didn't know Daniel Crooks' work, rather nice and as you say there is a connection/similarity though he is in screen rather than on. I like the way with doing it the Dice & Slice way the projection ( so to speak) takes place in the browser and the changes and randomness have a uniqueness that is viewers specific and occur a the moment of viewing (even as your browser crashes). Also like expanded cinema you can mess with frame(s)


works superbly.
extremely interesting. did not yet figure it out in my IT illiterarity, but i assume it must be simple to manufacture, in all its complexity? 16 slices?

Philip Sanderson said...

Yes it is pretty straightforward process relying as it does on your browser to do the time delays on each segment. The faster your connection the more synchronised the parts become. Though you can also introduce your own determinacy by clicking and double clicking on any segment to start and stop it.