A project that visualizes the hidden complexity behind our everyday web browsing.
Here’s something delicious for you! Take a look at Aesthetic Engine 2 which is simultaneously a web browser, a generative data sculpture, and a shape-shifting painting. The project is an application which is said to encode an alternative interpretation of web data, and implement an opinionated, artistic rendering of it. Basically, the thing visualizes the hidden complexity behind our everyday web browsing.
Check out a presentation by Vladimir Mitrovic below to learn more about the project:
Browsing is guided – at startup, one of two predefined websites is loaded. When a user decides to go to the next page (by pressing Space or Enter), she is taken to a web page whose URL was chosen at random from all of the URLs scraped from the current web page. That way, she is slowly “crawling the web”. There is no going back.