Simon Biggs {biografie} {fullpaper}

Precession of the Equinoxes

I will be presenting a work especially composed for the Erfurt and Berlin events called "Precession of the Equinoxes". This is a 3D multiuser interactive space on the internet where people can simultaneously interact with words and language structures, navigating the linguistic space from their own spatial point of view. However, the system is able to monitor all the different users logged onto the system (whether locally or remotely) and their diverse points of view and thus render a 3D view of the scene that is composed from all the "readers" points of view. As such, everybody can see and read what everybody else can see and read.This work deals with notions of individuality and collectivity and its relationship with language, meaning and one's sense of identity.