Explore a range of websites or other forms of new media (games, video, other interactive media, etc.) and identify examples of what you would consider cutting edge or inventive forms of visual communication.
The most beautiful new media which I found was this game, called Monument Valley
In which it uses Escher style art, challenging perception with math and angles. It’s both simple and complicated at the same time.
The tagline for the game is
AN ILLUSORY ADVENTURE OF
IMPOSSIBLE ARCHITECTURE AND FORGIVENESS
I feel like it one of the finest new media interactive art / games, amazingly executed.
The second example is This Exquisite Forest, Tate Modern.
The gallery says this about the exhibition:
This Exquisite Forest, a collaboration between Tate and Google, enables people to create short animations that grow from each other’s contributions.
Taking as the starting point a series of short animation sequences created by artists represented in Tate’s collection, users of the website and visitors to the installation at Tate Modern are invited to draw and animate new sequences and thus continue the ‘seeds’ begun by the artists. As more sequences are added, the videos dynamically branch out and evolve, forming multiple new visual narratives.
Like a drawing which you add to, by only seeing a small portion of, this interactive art forest branches out into so many directions, each unique, added to, by individuals.
You can add to it by using google chrome. Here are the instructions.
This Exquisite Forest is an online collaborative animation project. From 2012 – 2014, visitors to this site could use an online drawing tool to create a short animation. Other visitors could then build off of that animation, resulting in branching, ever-evolving narratives resembling trees.
The project was conceived by Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin, and produced by the Google Data Arts Team and Tate Modern. It makes extensive use of Google Chrome’s advanced web technologies, as well as Google App Engine and Cloud Storage.
The Google Chrome site is very easy to use, with simple tools. The Aesthetics of the site are simple and beautiful.