Jaka Železnikar

Poet, one of the pioneers of net art/e-literature, programmer

SX

April 2013

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SX is an animation done with HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3, the Perlin noise was used (author: Ken Perlin).

Asciidarij 2

March 2013

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Asciidarij 2 is responsive on-line visual and sound poem.

Typed text is displayed in the ascii art pattern. Over the text the animated letters of the alphabet are shown and hidden, according to the typed text. Also sounds of typewriter are triggered.

Asciidarij 2 is based on the older, technically obsolete work Asciidarij (2001, titled Typescape in English version). Asciidarij 2 recapitulates basic concept, elements and functionalities but it is not identical to the originating poem.

Pregovori (Proverbs)

December 2011

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In Slovene only. Sampled proverbs. An Android application.

Fragments of Distances

April 2010

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Short digital story.

Sara's Giggle

April 2009

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Networked and sound e-poetry.

a b c d

April 2009

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Kinetic/responsive visual e-poem.

Talks

January 2009

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Talks is a work of e-literature, an ever changing networked narrative fuelled by Twitter activity and semantically organised by Zemanta.

Each time the Talks is accessed or reloaded it creates a short social network like narrative.

How? First it creates a text from recent Twitts then is using Zemanta service to extract some overall semantics (tags, related articles). A title of related article is taken for a title of current iteration of the Talks. Then the discussion made of related Twitts (based on tags) is added. (Text sent to Zemanta is not visible to the reader of the Talks.)

And Your Hair / Twit

November 2008

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And Your Hair / Twit is a small work of e-literature. It takes the current weather condition in Ljubljana (authors home town) and it integrates it into the following sentence: It's [...] and your hair is in a mess. Than it adds posts from different users of Twitter that relate to the same weather condition.

And your hair is in a mess

May 2008

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Web poem that changes with the weather in Ljubljana

Sometime around the year 1990, on the left embankment of the river Ljubljanica, just before Tromostovje one could read the following graffitti: Sonček je in ti si skuštrana (The sun is shining and your hair is in a mess). Later on I learned that the author of this sentance was the poetess and painter Mateja Sever. Her graffitti inspired this poem. I have changes in so much that I have substituted the word Sun by - a few hours ol - feed from the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia and its data on the weather in Ljubljana.

So, if you are reading the poem in Ljubljana it will describe the same weather as you can see through the window.

English version of the poem takes weather from the BBC Weather Centre, Observations for Ljubljana.

Poem for 莫海伦

December 2007 — January 2008

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Computational on-line visual poem, Firefox add-on.

Please note that this project include chinese symbols. If you see □□□, ??? or anything similar instead of chinese symbols your operating sistem does not include the apropriate fonts. Instaling Chinese fonts will cure this problem.

Poem for 莫海伦 is add-on (small piece of software that adds new functionality to browser). It adds toolbar to browser. Poem for 莫海伦 can be triggered on any web page. If so the page will slowly, element by element fade to white until whole page is completely white. Process might take up to 2 or 3 minutes per page.

Poem for 莫海伦 is computational visual poem contemplating transience of things and relationships.

Razorganizator · Disorganiser

March / September 2007

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Visual interventions into the web pages. Firefox extension.

The image of any give Web page (or the visible part of the Web page if it is bigger than the computer screen) is understood as a matrix that reproduces itself. The size, height, and width of the reproduction are transformed depending on the matrix. The reproduction is placed in a selected section of the matrix and becomes part of it. The process repeats several times. The result is an unrepeatable visual structure that is based on manipulations of the particular Web page.

Črke · Letters · 字母 ( v. 2.0)

February/May 2007

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On-line visual poem — an extension, i.e. an additional toolbar for the Firefox Internet browser. (updated, v 2.0)

Animated 3D alphabet is added to web pages. Letters respond to the typing. You can also move the letters across the web page.

Clock

15 November - 1 December 2006

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Physical computing.

Hands od the clock stend still if the sorounding environment is quitet. When the sound appears the hands move quicker the louder the environmental sound is.

Technique: a microphone detects sounds in the clock environment and sends data to the software (a pach in Pure Data). Software - throue the MIDI interface - controls the electromotor that moves the hands of the clock. I also used some screws and pice of a adhesive tape. Project was made in the frame of the workshop and exhibition Reality Log/Environmental Scan, led by Stefan Doepner/F18 Institute.

Črke · Letters · 字母

September 2006

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On-line visual poem — an extension, i.e. an additional toolbar for the Firefox Internet browser (first version).

Animated 3D alphabet is added to web pages. Letters respond to the typing.

Spreminjevalec / Changer / 改变机

winter 2004 / summer 2005

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Changer is an extension, i.e. an additional toolbar for the Firefox Internet browser, which adds a series of dysfunctionalities. Changer enables text and graphic interventions of web pages through the introduction, repositioning, changing, deleting and any possible combination of the four.

Napis nad mestom (Text above the city)

winter 2004 / spring 2005

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Sampled poetry, artist book (entitled 'Napis nad mestom' - 'Text above the city', in Slovene). Book contains two made up identities, a poetes Mojca Pelcar — Šarf and author of the foreword, dr. Jerneja Ericsson and a collection of sampled poetry. Poems are made of combined samples from the history and the present of Slovene poetry.

Co-author: Sunčan Patrick Stone. Book was selected at call for authors book from the Ceneter and Gallery P74 and published by P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art.

In Slovene only.

Evropregovor

summer 2004 / spring 2005

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('Europroverb', in Slovene) Evropregovor - europroverb (part of the portal Evrokultura) is a generative and combinatory work of language expression. Europroverbs (there are 1.553.760 possible europroverbs) are created by the algorithm which combines a corpus of found-in-the-media euro-words (words that begin with euro-) with a small corpus of old Slovene proverbs.

Accessible also in the archive page of the work on jaka.org.

Ascii Kosovel: Kosovel: vzorčen, Natipkaj portret, Biografski portret

November 2004

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'Ascii Kosovel: Kosovel: Sampled, Type a Portret, Biography Portret', in Slovene. Three works of e-poetry dedicated to Srečko Kosovel, a Slovene poet (1904 - 1926). Created for the portal kosovel.net which was active during November 2004 and May 2006, now an archive of the works is awailble at jaka.org.

Undefined

summer 2004

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digital video, 1'56''

Video remix of online project Audio Visual Poem Generator (1998/1999). Co-authors: Sisi Dzakovich (Tanja Vujinović and Zvonka Simčič).

Retypescape

October 2003

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Retype te content of any webpae: it's not only what is written. It's also where it's written and who wrote it.

Peace

March 2003

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Responsive computer poem. [Context of the poem: I participated at demonstration agains war in Iraq. In couple of days the war began.] Difference between sent (typed) message and its (visual) response.

Asciidarij P74

winter 2003

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Interactive instalation. Interactive computer based work of language-visual expretion.

Unclickable URLs

May 2002

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Collection of randomly found URL addresses in public space, excluding internet. From three travels, one longer in Turkey and two short ones, in Zagreb (hr) and Koper (si).

Poem for Echelon

October 2001

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'Poem for Echelon' creates different visual-textual structures and randomly inserts key words that Echelon, big internet spy infrastructure is capturing around the internet. User can copy-paste the text and send it in e-mail. Echelon my sensor this poem and have some extra unnecessary work. Goal of such action is protest against invading in people private communication by intelligence service also without reason.

User can on the other hand enjoy visual-textual esthetic of the poem. Poem refer to visual poetry, ascii art, conceptual art and nonviolent form of protest known as sit-in

Syntax of Desire

June 2001, 2002

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Interactive 3D computer animation.

Typescape.2

March 2003

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Pesmi (poems)

December 2000

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Poem in form of emails, using subject, e-mail body and fake e-mail addresses of the sender as part of the project content. In Slovene only.

Manta

October 2000 / August 2001

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Collection of stories and fractal graphic talking about sea, island and their (dream like) inhabitants. There is no index of the stories. Only way to find them is to use the local search engine.
Co-author: Aleksandra Globokar.

Am I net artist?

September 2000 - December 2000

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Typescape Quick

August 2000

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Pesmi za Aleksandro Globokar

April 2000

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Typescape!

January 2000 - June 2000

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Interactive audio-visual typing machine for ascii art m@ils!

Zen Garden

autumn 1999

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Type! - Interactive Audio-Visual Typing Machine for Love Letters

September 1999

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Interactive Audio-Visual Typing Machine for Love Letters ...

Type! - Interactive Audio-Visual Typing Machine for Love Letters (first version)

August 1999

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- Interactive Audio-Visual Typing Machine for Love Letters (first version)

The smell of net art

June 1999

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Drama.Body.Machine

spring / summer 1999

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Generator - Interactive Audio-Visual Poem Generator

1998, 1999

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Aberration

December 1998

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Interactive Visual Poem Generator

1998

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/White 0.2/

1998

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Interactive/responsive language-visual structure.

/White 0.1/

1998

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Interactive/responsive language-visual structure.

Angel 2

1998

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Interactivalia

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Interactive poetry.

Interaktivalija

1997

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Interaktivalija.hr

1997

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Interactive poetry. In Croatian language only.

[Špelo] v svoji sobi zebe ([Špela] is in the Room, Cold)

June / August 1997

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Interactive poem (and a 'gallery' of poems co-writen by the 'users'). Work is not awailable any more but a version of it is containd in Interactivalia (under a title 'Sense Nodes Lost'). '[Špelo] v svoji sobi zebe' is in slovene language only.

54.000 besed

1994

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Book of poems and short stories. In Slovene only. (105 pages, 27 x 13,5 cm, published by Cedra publishing house)