Vector graphics are a very powerful visual technique, yet one the most underused in today's web landscape. As an abstract, mathematical description of drawings and graphics they offer a tremendous amount of advantages over the use of pre-generated pixel imagery or even fonts. For example, graphics described as vectors can be freely scaled, dynamically changed, easily animated, or scripted to respond to user interaction.
Jürg Lehni is an artist, designer and developer from Switzerland, who for the past 12 years has been living abroad as well as in Switzerland to equal amounts (New York, Tokyo, London, Los Angeles, ...). Soon after the Webtuesday presentation he will be leaving for San Francisco, to teach at the design department of the California College of the Arts (CCA), and to create a new commissioned work for the Long Now Foundation, founded by a collective of brilliant minds, including Brian Eno and Jeff Bezos.