texone – tree
Bit of an old project but I fell upon it today and thought I’d have a play.
Here’s one of Texone’s projects tree, thought I’d stick interactivearchitecture.org into it and see what it creates. Well it produced a very dense forest of digital structures but thats enough about IA.O
Texone have made a number of processing applications which you can check out at their website.
tree accesses the source code of a web domain through it’s url and transforms the syntactic structure of the web site into a tree structure represented by an image. this image illustrates a tree with trunk, branches and ramifications. first each tree is initialized, than all html links are detected, chronologically saved and finally displayed.
the first tree corresponds to the domain; according to the syntax of the web site each further tree that builds up represents a sub page including all existing elements. the color of these trees reflects the color values of the domain and its sub pages.
tree is a translation program. the simulation of real space by software as a starting point and basic question characterizes the search for an algorithm (design specification) which illustrates a real tree. tree interprets each html page as a design specification; the html space determines the algorithm and generates the visual world of the translation beyond simulation.
Here’s an explanation of how it works
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