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FleXtexT is an original software (part of the art installation), which serves to create a flexible, dynamic and distributive textural space, by using attractors and a new kind of links based on the partially ordered sets.



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Tools

FLEXTEXT consist of tools to access, edit, annotate, share, communicate and perform flextextstreams.
FLEXTEXT support the collaborative text processes, by:
0. providing sofware that totally destroy knows forms of text order
1. providing software which enables permanent movement of texts [by using flexors]
2. providing software which enables the cooperative knowledge exchange [by developing a new kind of hiperlinks which create a consistent model for multiple types of inference, including deduction, abduction, induction and revision]
3. providing free tools to create new hyperchannels for online communities

2.1 Structure of document in FXT

(E, A, L)
Erector set: any sequence of elements
Attractor set: the elements which group and transform erectors
The actions of this attractors operates in two directions:
1. it disrups and destroy the rigit horizontal, cartezian format of text created in all the text editors
and net browsers.
2. It make order from this chaos by creating new and unexpected sequence of characters.
Links set: see 2.2
Document in FXT is a set of erectors with ordered set of attractors.

 

FXTathens

 

2.2 Hyperlinks in FXT

In the program one can create hyperlinks with other documents made by FXT and with other documents in
the web. Note that fxt kind of linking isn't a typical HTML linking, but a special, 2-way hyperlinking.
There are two types of hyperlinks:
1. hyperlinks over erectors (2-way hyperlinking attached to any erector)
2. hyperlinks over attractors (special 2-way hyperlinking attached to any attractor).
The central concept in hyperlink is the concept of ordered set, which is a set equipped with a special
type of binary relation. Recall that abstractly a binary relation on a set P is just a subset
R • PxP ={(p,q): p,q • P}. (p,q) • R simply means that "p is related to q under R". Binary relation
R thus contains all the pairs of points that are related to each other under R.
The relations of most interested to us are the order relations.
An ordered set (or partially ordered set or poset) is an ordered pair (P,<=) of set P and binary
relation <= contained in PxP, called the order on P,
such that <= is reflexive, transitive, and antisymetric.

Context

http://fundamental.art.pl/float_00.htm

SPACE

Byzantine and Christian Museum - Athens
RED GATE Gallery - Beijing

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0y1yznwxs

Authors

development: Robert B. Lisek
coding: Robert B. Lisek, Szczepan Kuzniarz
http://www.lisek.art.pl
contact: lisek at fundamental dot art dot pl

 


 


produced by Robert B. Lisek & Fundamental Research Lab