A net.art work exploring the taxonomy of knowledge contained within libraries and the Internet, Babel is a site specific work for a 'non-site' information space. In the work, the Dewey Decimal numbering system is visualised in a three dimensional multi-user space, and becomes a navigation technique. The structure of the library is thus re-mapped into the hyper-spatial. Australian-born, British-based artist Simon Biggs has a long practice centred around issues concerning identity and reality as social constructs. In this work, the multiple 3D views of the abstract data-space generated by each viewer are montaged together into a single shared image, where the actions of any one viewer affects what all the others view.
e-Media Digital Art Program curated by Daniel Palmer
Centre for Contemporary Photography
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