Probable System is a web game artwork inspired by Canadian experimental poet bpNichol.
In his series Probable Systems, bpNichol's poems take the form of mathematical proofs, using puns and typographic quirks to playfully shift the meaning of texts.
Using similar strategies, I am developing an interactive explorable world, mashing up typographical systems with role-playing video games. The game makes use of puns,
puzzles, and meta-humour — for example, the "characters" are literally typographical characters. Using the keyboard, the player explores a detailed world full of
curious characters, puzzling obstacles, and secret passages.
of the world, but the game is fully playable. Probable System was recently exhibited as part of a group show, MIXER, at Grenfell Art Gallery, Nov. 2010–Jan. 2011.