A digital poem that gets consumed by a parasite
The End is a spherical 3D digital poem created in WebGL during the Covid lockdown in the UK. The piece is comprised of a multi-directional text which is 'enveloped' by a procedurally generated disease or parasite that slowly erodes its legibility. Interestingly once the poem has been 'consumed' the code reverses itself and the text regenerates. The piece was created in Unity using C# and Unity's particle systems.
Featuring a haunting soundtrack by Barry Snaith, The End was published as "1:" in Gone Lawn literary magazine in June 2021 and in Backslash Lit in March 2022. Use your mouse/the mouse scroll wheel to explore, or a touch screen to navigate. The piece is moderately graphically intensive so may not work on older/low-powered devices.
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