Subfusion

An internet browser by Stanza.

V1. 2001- 2002

Subfusion makes collages, cut out from the sections of the web, where sounds and images appear relevant to your search. This software fuses sound and images, constantly making collages and chopping them up again.It has a fully integrated generative audio visual system built into it. The sounds are generative, spliced, chopped and looped. Subfusion is the abstracted noise based visual destruction of the browser, the desktop, and the interface.

You enter words and the software brings back images and sounds and mashes them up as a collage a media visualisation. This browser acts like a audio visual thesaurus. The top search field looks for images. Type in words and pictures appear. Use the slider to control various aspects of the images, ie their size or movement and speed. The lower search field looks for sounds online, and the switched make these sounds mix together.

Subfusion acts to re- mediate data (images) from the internet. The notion of the image is transformed, subverted and re - appropriated. The browser connects you to a world of possibility, it connects you to an unlimited amount of sound and visual data and then it fuses it into something else. The aim is to revolutionise the way we seek information on the web and the way this information is represented. Rather than linking through texts the aim is to re-visualise the way we respond to searches of data online and to make audio visual connection in a networked space.

Available for exhibitions and as signed limited edition of 10.

Screenshots

Stanza net art

Stanza net art

Stanza net art

Stanza net art

Stanza net art

Stanza net art

Stanza net art

Stanza net art

Stanza net art

Stanza net art bomb  by Stanza car
boat bomb car
city  by Stanza flowers foot  by Stanza
city flowers foot
hand  by Stanza hand2  by Stanza map by Stanza
hand hands map
money people science
money people science

Keywords: Net art, mash up, generative, software, networked, interactive, audio visual, software, artwork

Credits. An artwork by Stanza.

Thanks to all those who I have asked for technical advice on this project. Thanks most to 'atom oil' for gluing it together.

(c) Stanza 2002