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A Labyrinthine Lab

By Rhizome

We all know the mind is a labyrinth of sorts, connecting one random idea to another, like...hypertext. Italian programmer Matteo Santoni's "Kid Koma" is billed as "an experimental laboratory of hypertext, culture, art and trash." Yeah, it's simple, and, yeah, it doesn't really serve a practical purpose -- as even its creator will admit. But the piece reminds us that anything that makes us re-examine how and why we think and how and why we create computer programs to reflect how we think certainly qualifies as "art." At the very least, such an "experiment" can make us rethink how we define art in the first place. Hmm...

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