Stress, 2002, Java
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British artist and software specialist Ed Burton's work Stress (2002) is composed of a system of dots connected by lines. As the viewer moves each dot from one place to another, the lines stretch and stick together to create new forms - as if they were an organic creature. This work, which is based on an engineering principle called "Control and Dynamic Systems," uses the Java language; the forms it creates move through virtual space according to physics calculations that simulate the laws of gravity. Burton, who is Soda Company's research and development manager, is also the creator of the game "Sodaconstructor," which was designed with Java software. In 2001, he won the BAFTA Interactive Award for this game.
Born in London, 1972; lives and works in London