A personal project where I am looking to recreate artworks from the 70s and 80s where were important to me for one reason or another.
Jenny Holzer's "Truisms" was one of the first artworks that I saw that the people around me didn't. Visiting the Boston Museum of Fine Arts sometime in the 1980s with my parents. There was a scrolling sign display near the cafeteria that spoke to me, asking questions that seemed both silly and profound. My parents didn't think it was even slightly interesting, but it spawned a lifelong interest in electronics, scrolling LED signs, and context collapse.
- We begin by creating an API which delivers random truisms
- And an API to create pixel masks
- For this we need fonts! It would be nice if we could design new ones [soucecode]
- And finally we render them in-world (work in progress):
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