spheres
Santiago Ortiz

Spheres shaped by dialogue, a net of semantical combinations. The richness of words consists in their relations with one another. A single pair of words placed together is enough to create narrative, reflections, theories, poetry, humour, or even the arbitrary…

Spheres is a project in constant evolution. At this point in time, there exist four spheres: Three spheres of words in distinct languages and one trilingual sphere, of recent publication, created as an interface of communication between the scientific and social communities.

The spheres of relations, with available versions in Spanish (inauguration in March 2004), English (November 2004), and Portuguese (March 2005), are spaces of stimulation and inspiration; spaces in which a slow conversation among words can be developed, and through these words, among peoples. Upon selecting two words in the sphere, spontaneously or premeditatively, the question arises: What relation exists between them, between their meanings? Therefore one may respond with the first thing that comes to mind, search for a profound relation or merely arbitrary meaning. That which the spectator chooses to write, will live on in the sphere; others will read it and write new relations.

The complex sphere is not only a metaphor for the layers of dialogue between scientists and non-scientists, concerning terms and preoccupations; it is a real interface of paused and accumulated conversation. Within the surface of the sphere, scientists and non-scientists from around the world, with different backgrounds and experiences, weave these texts together.


project homepage: http://moebio.com/spheres
keywords: dada-instructive-interactive-interface-intuitive-
patterns-social-active-philosophical-algorithmic-
subjectivity-anti_information-eccentric-poetry-educational-
pop_culture-archive-literary-symmetry-live-
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formalist-process-text_manipulation-mathematical-meme-
friendly-messaging-metaphorical-typing-generative-
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information-relational-holistic-complex software for the Internet
category: social software
uploaded by santiago, 14 Jun 2005




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