This experiment shows some text placed on a rotating helix. If you start to read from the top, your eye will follow the text and without paying attention, you will reach the bottom of the helix.
Requirements: Java (and the Georgia font) installed. The first time will be longer to load and at some point you'll have to "trust" Sun MicroSystems...
Intructions: either watch and do nothing or drag your mouse horizontally to control spin. (You can try to double-click while saying amen as well...)
This is a follow-up to this thread where some very categorical statement have been made regarding text in motion.
Yes, I think that this experiment is raising some interesting questions in the domains of art, design and information visualization. No, I don't think that some clear lines exist between the 3 mentioned domains.
Is it possible to have a constructive discussion here, with mutual respect and doors left open?