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- Wed Jul 19 15:57:00 +0000 2017

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Breaking the Grid

Kate Marie Koyama, Kyulee Kim, Fatima Montiel

Our goal was to relate our experiments to the given text (Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff), for example, when you take a program as it is you find yourself in a grid with certain limitations; however when you learn to control the program you allow yourself to stray from the grid, break free from it.

After analyzing the text “Program or Be Programmed”—by Douglas Rushkoff—we developed a series of experiments using a grid as our basis. With the use of Javascript, we divided the area within the margins of the page into 750 equally sized and distributed rectangles. Then, we highlighted a portion of the text and placed the individual letters in the boxes. Each time the characters exceeded the number of boxes in the page, a new rule would apply. The rules varied from position on the page, size, baseline and addition of elements such as bars.

Source



#includepath "~/Documents/;%USERPROFILE%Documents";
#include "basiljs/bundle/basil.js";

var myBoxes = new Array();    
var myCounter = 0;

function draw() {
  b.canvasMode(b.MARGIN);
  b.noStroke();
  buildBoxes();
   
  var selItems = b.selections();    
  b.characters(selItems[0], function(ch, n){
    if(n > myCounter){
        b.addPage(b.AFTER);
        buildBoxes();
    }
    if(n > 750 && n<1500){
      b.typo(tf, "baselineShift", b.random(50,-100));
    }
    if(n > 1500){
      b.typo(tf, "pointSize", 7);
      b.typo(tf, "underline", true);
      b.typo(tf, "underlineWeight", b.random(.25, 10));
    }
      tf = myBoxes[n];
      b.typo(tf, "contents", ch.contents);
      b.typo(tf, "capitalization", Capitalization.ALL_CAPS );
      b.typo(tf, "pointSize", b.random(2,9));
  });
}
  
function buildBoxes(){ 
  for (var j = 0; j < b.height-1; j+=b.height/30){
   for (var i= 0; i < b.width-1; i+=b.width/25){
   b.textAlign(Justification.CENTER_ALIGN, VerticalJustification.CENTER_ALIGN);
   b.stroke("preto");
   b.strokeWeight(.25);
   myBoxes[myCounter] = b.text(" ",i, j ,b.width/25, b.height/30); 
    myCounter++;
    }
  }
}

b.go();