Friday, February 03, 2012
Nobodyhere: Digital Genius - The Most Brilliant Website I've Ever Experienced
I stumbled upon a website like none I've ever seen. I can't find the name of the creator, so I'll just call him/her The Genius. It does all sorts of things I wish I could do. It uses code to put images and words on the screen just where The Genius wants. TG combines ideas and images and movements. It's the best use of the medium of websites I've seen.
I just discovered this website this morning so I'm still poking around through it. TG is a poet, an artist, and techie enough to make things do what he wants on the screen. (I'm sure TG will say there is much he/she can't do, but I'm still more than impressed.)
Let's look at a few pages. I've made them so they link to directly to the original Nobodyhere (that's the name of the website) page. So you can interact. Click on the image, you'll not regret it.
But Nobodyhere is also very interactive. This is from a page where you can fill in your accusation and apparently TG takes these and makes apologies for them. Here are some examples. Again, you can click on the image and go directly to the page on TG's website.
I would note that the figures are not static. Their movements display suitable supplication.
And, of course, there are the bugs.
Along with the bugs are these more hierarchical pages. I haven't figured out yet how these pages relate to the others - is this a filing system for the more whimsically displayed content? I don't know. But this is true internet genius. This website is a brilliant digital poem I'm looking forward to exploring more. And unlike when I studied 17th Century English poets, there's a chat page where I can possibly interact with TG. I haven't tried it yet.
You don't agree with my assessment? Then leave your pick for a better website - by that I mean a website that uses the full creative potential of a website. I'd love to see others this good or better. But don't pick sites simply because you agree with its message.