This work, is a "parametrification" of NomadS (formerly Meta-Weaver).
Instead of being a compendium of separate works -the underlying principles have been categorized -and ordered -allowing them to be placed under individual (more detailed) control -having been integrated into a single "conceptual space" -with the menu reflecting the underlying parameters relating to the conceptual analysis which is used to categorize and define the space involved. A space which both contextualizes and creates the (new) work..
The "Box" feature in NomadS has become a "meta-space" which makes the "image area" variable. ("line" has been dropped -because it seemed to have no relevant equivalent in the new system). The "Fig" features have also been removed (for development separately -as these are more complex variations of the simple basic principles (of moving and plotting a variable object). In this case, the "object" can be constructed from (two or more) line segments, the manner of connection of which can be, to a certain extent, determined by the control system.
Both Meta-Weaver and LinSys needed to be
updated because of changes (by SUN) in the menu system prevented their
correct operation in later versions of java.
This work is basically a Parametrification
of MetaWeaver : The individual
processes in the "compendium" having been integrated into a single " conceptual space " -with the menu reflecting the
underlying parameters relating to the conceptual analysis which is
used to categorize and define the space -which both
contextualizes and creates the (new) work.
Because other distractions (and severe attention deficit
disorder in the artist) have prevented "completion" of the work -some
combinations of potential configurations work less effectively than
others. The construction of a "grammatical"
system which eliminated "bad" combinations would presumably save
frustration by the user -but would also mask the significance of the