Care to take it for a spin?

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The Juxtaposition Engine is an innovative piece of software that allows you to select a directory full of images and watch as they are randomly displayed on your screen -- not as a slideshow or screensaver, but four at a time, allowing chance placements and serendipity to form the overall picture. This process reveals themes and exposes underlying meaning. However, it leaves you to create your own narrative, only suggesting possibilities as it progresses.

The Juxtaposition Engine software is a creative exploration into the world between protocols - a learning tool to reveal the methods we use for interpreting and understanding the world around us and creating our own life narratives.

We'll discover the context and theorical underpinning of juxtaposition, as well discuss the implementation details of the software.

Screenshot of the software in progress

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