This is a really beautiful–both to read and see–but simple project that I came across recently. Certainly an example of how people working in an “art” or “book” context — this was published by Information as Material in the UK — crosses over with the interests of electronic literature people.
Playing with this PDF kind of has the feel of being like a hand-cranked Young-Hae Chang piece. You can put on some jazz and pace your use of the down button for the full effect. It also has the feel of some of those obsessive David Daniels PDFs from the
egatesofparadise.com/”>Gates of Paradise.
The image on this post is for the 552 page “index” to the hundreds of links that appear in the PDF.
Here's the info from the website (which has the download link):
Deciphering Human Chromosome 16 bookworks use text in a visual way to document the ethical, economic, political and philosophical polemics associated with mapping the human genome.
We Report Here is an ebook which contains links to over 250 websites collected in the months following publication in the journal Nature of “The sequence and analysis of duplication-rich human chromosome 16″( Vol. 432. December 2004). Its contents change over time as the websites change, migrate or disappear.
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