Some older experiments are no longer playing. Therefore, java links will be crossed-out.
Behind this site is Ariel Malka, Tel-Aviv based designer and programmer, half of whose time is spent working on a wide range of interactive projects, the other half dedicated to research at chronotext.org.
Discovering hicetnunc, the now defunct NFT marketplace and community. Thanks to the low minting costs and the capability to host interactive works, I was able to mint most of the chronotext experiments, nowadays accessible via Teia.
Where do Georges Perec, Golan Levin and Jello Biafra meet on the web? On ubuweb:sound of course!
As a tribute to one of my favorites websites, I had this idea of proposing an alternative interface to the entry page.
It took me a while but it finally happened:
TextNoise is an iPhone app for playing with text and generating sound.
It allows sharing via e-mail, SMS, and WhatsApp, so let's hope it goes viral!
After years of solo research, the time has come for another level of interactivity with the public.
A new avenue of research will yield a growing collection of software experiments that can be fed with markup data or controlled by script.
These experiments are called slashruns and they're waiting for your participation at slashrun.org!
the war of the words | 2008
a slashrun that will turn you into a general, commanding an army of words
A foretaste of the feast to come.
Building on the software toolkit developed at chronotext.org over the years, a handful of real-time 3D applications are ready to emerge.
Alongside them, a growing interest in augmented reality, folksonomy, and live data sources in general will spice up the menu…
mapping, augmented | 2007
the art of mixing virtual content with actual photographic material
A year of recognition and maturity…
The ongoing research on text at chronotext.org can now be described from a perspective of two thousand years of Bible reading, with the commission of a permanent work at the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Additionally, considerable progress has been made in OpenGL technology, multiplying the previous figures (dozens of thousands of text characters are now flying overhead…)
a metaphorical journey in 3 episodes on the theme of desert wandering…
Thanks to OpenGL, a technology previously used in costly military flight simulators and later on in electronic games, it is now possible to animate thousands of text characters in real time, laying the groundwork for a new generation of applications.
Beginning to envision works suited to physical presentation spaces (at the very same time, the Israel Museum is knocking down my door…)
sketchbook on the book | july 2005
a series of sketches wherein one can read the Biblical Book of Isaiah mapped on a virtual landscape
Several invitations to produce new works are the occasion to create more complete pieces.
Additionally, the processing period is reaching its completion, and a new era of pure java (or whatever works) is dawning…