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"Brilliant" -Matt Mirapaul, The New York Times
Ron Wakkary at Stadium
Comments from the jury of the
The concept behind this piece is elegant.
It also evokes some of the elements of
Desktops that I love.
Every Icon does not just parse through every icon,
but every meaning, from ASCII to ideograms to copyright
symbols, every element of our
net language is possibly there.
- Chris Locke, University College London
John Simon's Every Icon is an algorithmic composition that
will take billions of years to display every icon
configuration in a 32 x 32 grid. This work
goes way beyond the scale of human
- Randall Packer, Director of Multimedia, San Jose Museum of Art
If it is impossible to comprehend "a couple trillion years,"
it is almost as difficult to imagine the earth "breathing"
in and out approximately .0005 millimeters ever couple of
seconds. Let's see, in a couple of trillion years, the earth will have moved ...
- Steve Dietz, Director of New Media Initiatives, Walker Art Center
Artists Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom (MANUAL) from Digital Imaging Forum (DIF):
John F. Simon's Applet-Web project of pure, conceptual
brilliance, "Every Icon," is now available in the
Archive section of DIF. This is deceptively simple
program that pushes human imagination well beyond
John Simon's Artist Statement - published in Parachute Magazine, January, 1997.
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