Slide Stories: Brutalism

Annette Weintraub



Slide Stories is a jQuery project that examines urban space and focuses on surface incident as a way of exploring sense of place. The narratives of Slide Stories investigate the visual morphology of the changing urban environment and link physical surroundings and psychological space, imagining a de-historicized city in which the incremental and non-monumental accrual of visual incident speaks to the primacy of surface.The sequenced images change tempo and reframe as the animation loops, altering the intersection of image, text and audio. Brutalism, one of the seven animations in Slide Stories, explores issues of materiality and space, and the overlooked but underlying geometries of familiar places.

KEY WORDS: jquery, animation, urban, urbanism, architecture, city, narrative,storytelling, monologue, electronic language, digital poetics