Internet Tree is a Generative Collage about subverting the usual design and use of online spaces. The L-System structure and overall agenda of the piece are based on aspects of nature: something that is self-forming yet responds to stimuli. The user can input, but ultimately the collage will form in its own way and time. The piece is designed to be stumbled across, act as a device to interrupt regular internet activity and encourage exploration and curiosity.
Internet Tree is also created to draw parallels between humanity and trees through the organic structuring of the form and the content of the imagery used. The abstract nature of the forms and imagery that emerge are intended to be open to interpretation. The abstraction aims to open up users’ minds to appreciate the wisdom and value of trees.