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Neumorphic is an ongoing network(as-site)-specific series of compositional code studies that takes its cues from skeuomorphism in graphical user interface (GUI) design. Skeuomorphism mimics physicality, or realness, in GUI design and has become a visual language of ‘virtual’ (online and digital) spaces that employs ‘trompe l’oeil’, another more traditional and historical form of virtuality. Each study of Neumorphic employs this reality-mimicking digital visual language and is composed of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, themselves network native ‘languages’. The studies all maintain a restricted colour pallet derived from skeuomorphism, occasionally employ animation, and are explorations of the intersection of ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ visuality. They are collected together in the form of a sprawling infinite-scroll weblog, which is organised according to how the weblog is loaded, the browser window size and occasional user interaction.

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