Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

BWAIN: An Artistic Web Interpretation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_14,
        author={Linda Huber and Michael Bi\`{a}mann and Stefan Gottschalk and Alexander Keck and Andreas Sch\o{}nefeldt and Marko Seidenglanz and Norbert Sroke and Alexander Radke},
        title={BWAIN: An Artistic Web Interpretation},
        proceedings={Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Browser Generative Art Sound Interactive Media},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_14}
    }
    
  • Linda Huber
    Michael Bißmann
    Stefan Gottschalk
    Alexander Keck
    Andreas Schönefeldt
    Marko Seidenglanz
    Norbert Sroke
    Alexander Radke
    Year: 2012
    BWAIN: An Artistic Web Interpretation
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_14
Linda Huber1, Michael Bißmann1, Stefan Gottschalk1, Alexander Keck1, Andreas Schönefeldt1, Marko Seidenglanz1, Norbert Sroke1, Alexander Radke1
  • 1: Art_Works, Technical University of Dresden, Email: art_works@web.de

Abstract

BWAIN is a creative web browser which uniquely combines graphics and sound using the HTML structure of any selected web page. The structure behind the web page which normally remains unseen, is revealed in a process of visualization. The HTML Code acts as a genome for building an image which looks and sounds quite distinct. Several web pages may be linked with each other and thus reflects the character of the web. The user may achieve a wide range of styles in the visualization and actively navigate through the scene by scaling and translating the image. The opportunity to scale and transform the image becomes a creative process resulting in varied compositions.