babel and escha


A mash-up of Dadaist technique and VJ stylings, this Flash movie is the product of an "antagonist remix" by babel vs. escha. Seven scenes provide enigmatic observations on the nature of contemporary life, on seeing and being seen, understanding and miscommunication, destruction and creation. The texts in the piece are generated randomly as the piece runs, so the reader's experience of the piece is never exactly the same twice.

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Author description: A short story-poem-comic strip-musical.

Instructions: To hear the sound, turn on the computer's speakers or plug in headphones. Urbanalities takes 10 minutes to view and does not require any action from the user.

Previous publication: Published in January 2005, http://391.org.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.

The Electronic Literature Lab could not preserve this Flash work with Ruffle in February 2021. We do plan to preserve it with Conifer at a later date.