Flags of …

Flags of …
Web Application, 2019

“Flags of …” is an¬†experimental remix tool that uses the flag of the European Union as its canvas. The piece wants to explore which new meanings can be developed when modifying the symbolic representation of a political system.

To this end the geometric rule set of an existing flag design is recreated in code and parameterized. An interactive application in the form of a casual creator enables visitors to change various aspects of the design. Parameters include: number of stars, displacement of stars, rotation, color, et cetera. Since the design of flags incorporates a lot of symbolic meaning, modifying the design will also have an influence on the message the flag initially wanted to convey.

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