David Jhave Johnston is a poet-programmer who has produced a large body of intermedial Flash-based net art for many years at glia.ca. His most recent project is titled Sound Seeker. He says in the “About” section that Sound Seeker is “an online real-time beat-synchronized poem animator. Sound drives the rhythm of the words: their speed and style of display can be controlled.” What you see on the homepage of the project are twelve experimental videos produced by Jhave with Sound Seeker. You can access the underlying interactive Flash app itself in the “Method” section of the documentation. In the “Motivation” section, Jhave discusses remarks by Rudolph Arnheim concerning intermedia.
This is a fascinating project that also has terrific documentation. The Sound Seeker app has interesting features, ie, code ideas, the videos are compelling, the music is fascinating in relation to the text, and the writing is very strong. This is net art of the first order and one of the strongest works of digital writing in several years.
For more work on Sound Seeker, see Jhave’s site glia.ca.