Waterfront Station South – Going Forward, Moving Backward -by Paul Bucci

GOING FORWARD/MOVING BACKWARD

 Paul Bucci

 There exists a certain kind of poetry in code for those with the right kind of eyes.  The algorithm that built this maze takes three lines to define, but it produces a structure so complex that it is nearly unfathomable for a traveler tasked with solving it.  A move’s meaning is hidden from both the builder and the traveler who know only the next step, but the traveler carries with them the pretension that every step is a step closer to some inevitable goal.  From the traveler’s vantage point there is only a tautological metric for certainty: they’ll know they’re on the right track if, and only if, they get where they’re going.

 Paul Bucci is an artist, designer and computer scientist living and working in Vancouver, B.C.

 www.paulbucci.ca

 

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