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    Emergence and Navigating...
    Develop a generative, emergent process to fill space (2D or 3D) using only black lines. Modify a known process or invent your own. Implement your...
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    Webspaces: documentation + version2
    Project: Emergence and Navigating Space
    As ideas for what to represent using the navigation system I came up with, I decided to tackle the idea of "webspace". In brief, each individual's browsing preferences make up their "webspace", which can be thought of as the collected places one frequents on the web.
    Each individual is represented with their own plane, and these can be navigated side to side or flipped through. Each plane presents content extracted from certain websites, as chosen according to preference.
    (To put it in most basic terms, it is a side-scrolling RSS reader, although that was not the direct intention.)
    Each "plane" is ideally supposed to be customizable its user, much along the lines of the Yahoo! homepage, or the iGoogle homepage.

    a video documentation of my project:

    For now, it functions adequately as a prototype, but does need further polishing. For functionality, it would best be executed in a web platform, to make use of the features an internet browser already provides, since parsing xml in Java is less than ideal.
    Also, it would be great to have true chat functionality, so there could be a "public plane" where you could gather with friends online.
    Of course, since I don't know how to do that, this is what I have right now. ;P
    I'm thinking about how to refine the text display, because placing them in columns made sense initially since I thought they were easy to read that way. But now I'm thinking maybe it could be more free-flowing, and alternate between regular and italic text. It could have an interesting graffitti-ish sensibility this way, but I don't know how readable it will be.

    So, I tried a different approach, this time with the text as the focus and stepping away from using the skyline idea.

    I kind of liked the novelty in the first version, although I thought the fading in and out in this version is a good revision. (it's hard to see in the video, unfortunately). This version doesn't have the image feature, since the tint doesn't work well with that, and I got rid of the buttons, since they weren't doing much. video:

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