Tales from the Desktop 2004


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Tales from the Desktop  is an low-tech animation designed specifically to be viewed in an Internet browser. It was completed in 2004 using the idea of continually looping Windows 98 screen savers.

The project recycles visuals and sound-bites about destructive flash floods, hurricanes and global climate change reported in the media at the time.

Click-able buttons appear at the end of each short scene so that the viewer can move on to the next sequence of dynamic visuals and fragmented text.

Tales From the Desktop is archived on Rhizome ArtBase – Rhizome Artbase (New York, USA) is an online archive of digital art containing over 2,500 art works. Encompassing a vast range of projects from artists all over the world, the ArtBase provides an online home for works that employ materials such as software, code, websites, moving images, games and browsers towards aesthetic and critical ends. The mission of the ArtBase is to provide free, open, and permanent access to a living and historic collection of seminal new media art objects.