Designer | Artist Daniel C. Howe
Year 2006

Text.Curtain explores tensions between reading and ludic play, via an interactive recombinant text. Projected on a wall-size screen, text.curtain presents a physics-based interface that organically responds to the interactions of multiple simultaneous users. As the piece is disrupted and letters wash back and forth, a granular synthesis engine provides realtime aural feedback. Tension is created through the simultaneous desire of users to both disrupt the existing text via ‘play’ and to ‘read’ the piece as it evolves and recombines in response.