The Slow Arrow of Beauty (1998)

Sick of online browsing that follows the traditional page-by-page format? Victor Liu See-le's "The Slow Arrow of Beauty" lets you access the Internet as if it's an ever-changing river of information. "Slow Arrow" is a Java applet which searches for content that's merely related to the user's request via algorithms (which the user can play with). It serves up the goods in several simultaneous waterfalls of data.

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The Slow Arrow of Beauty opposes the usual experience of browsing the Internet page-by-page. Instead, it presents the Internet as a seething, ever-changing flux of information.

The Slow Arrow of Beauty is a Java applet which scours the Internet for related textual content, and presents the information in several simultaneous cascades. These cascades continually evolve through two mechanisms: firstly through the applet's own growth algorithms and secondly through user input. On its own, the applet analyzes the content as it siphons it, using various algorithms to intelligently seek related content. On top of that, the user can prod the applet into new pockets and eddies by encouraging or discouraging the Slow Arrow vectors.

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