Taking A Scroll: Text, Image and the Construction of Meaning in a Digital Panorama

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This essay discusses a series of projects that use horizontal scrolling composition. The essay considers how the digital panoramic and scrolling formats combined with techniques of layering and compositing provide makers with ways to integrate diverse modes and disciplinary materials in a common environment and how they allow uses means of path-making and choice-making. Works discussed include Cultures In Webs (Eastage 2003), Something That Happened Only Once (2007), and Unknown Territories (2008).

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Scott Rettberg