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Type and Written Language Studio 2021


Author’s Name:
Otso Teperi




Project Description:
ChaosGEN is a web application that generates 3-dimensional compositions from random strokes. It started out as an asemic writing experiment and eventually formed into a more fully-fledged tool. Graphically the application explores the chaotic nature of what happens when you step outside of the realm of learned patterns of graphic design, and surrender to the whims of a pseudorandom number generator. It draws inspiration from my own experiences of dealing with the unknowns and unknowables of life. On the other hand, the project explores what it takes to create tools for designers. What kind of features and workflows best empower the designer to find meaning in chaos? How much control is too much?