“Pangram (The Quick Brown Fox)” is an interactive Flash piece that plays with the concept of a pangram and provides a hypothetical back-story to the most widely-known example of the form. The first phase of the work is the twenty-eight letters of the alphabet arranged into the well-known pangram that begins “The quick brown fox…” In this phase, the pangram’s back-story is presented in fragmented form, with each letter of the alphabet beginning a different sentence in the narrative. Once the fragmented form has been read, the letters of the pangram rearrange themselves into alphabetical order, and the narrative can be read in its linear form. The piece perpetually loops between its linear and fragmented forms. “The Quick Brown Fox…” uses color and sound as part of its presentation, and these play a role in the deconstruction and reconstruction of the narrative.
About the Artist:
Alan Bigelow was the 2011 winner of the BIPVAL international Prix de Poésie Média. His work, installations, and conversations concerning digital fiction and poetry have appeared in Turbulence.org, Rhizome.org, SFMOMA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, 14th Japan Media Arts Festival (The National Art Center, Tokyo), FAD, VAD, FreeWaves.org, The Museum of New Art (MONA, Detroit), Art Tech Media 2010, FILE 2007-2012, Blackbird, Drunken Boat, IDEAS, New River Journal, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and elsewhere. Recently, in addition to teaching full-time at Medaille College, he was a visiting online lecturer in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK. You can see more of Alan Bigelow’s work at http://www.webyarns.com.
Photo by Riccardo Cambiassi
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