working artists



Nanette Wylde

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artist statement | technical statement | process

artist statement

Storyland is a randomly created web narrative. Each line is constructed from a pool of possibilites, allowing each reader a unique story. Storyland is a one-page website. It was created with Javascript. Upon entry, the reader presses the 'Let me tell you a story' button, and a story is created for that moment in time. It is unlikely that any two stories would be identical.

Storyland exposes its narrative formula thus mirroring aspects of contemporary cultural production: sampling, appropriation, hybrids, stock content, design templates. It risks discontinuity and the ridiculous providing opportunities for contemplation beyond the entertainment factor.

Storyland will play from any Javascript-enabled Web browser. Elements for each line in the story are randomly selected from a series of arrays that hold Storyland elements.