of the Internet: creating the positive association of autonomous,
specific and dispersed resources: diverting contingent functions to
channel them towards an open finality: going beyond the
discordant multiplicity of languages and types of information to make
a 'melting pot' with a new coherence.
"Des Frags" all comes down to the creation of an ensemble
of mutualist applications (in PHP and MySQL) allowing for the transparent
circulation of the information from one pre-existing tool to another:
the Web-based text translation engine of SystranSoft (for the automatic
translation of key words from French to English); the "Yahoo"
Web-engine for the research of images (for the recuperation of mosaics);
and the "metapixel" photomosaic composition program (for
the final rendition; a collection of image-processing programs from
ImageMagick (for the degradation of the "contradiction".
All these mutualistic applications, in turn, all function within a
simple HTML interface.
"Des frags" also uses system processing (Linux) which is
dissociated from its parent, with the information extracted by breaking
certain 'web windows' --a continuous breakage whose splinters, far-away
and indeterminate, are recomposed into a familiar image.