Iconistory is software for representing complex historical events in highly simplified terms. More specifically, it enables the user to represent events as 32 x 32 pixel icons with short accompanying text descriptions. At one level it is intended as a piece of deadpan parody, adopting the guise of anonymous desktop software in order to push the current state of media to an absurd extreme. But also, in a less ironic fashion, it is concerned with discerning layers of hidden significance within the obvious and schematic.
Recommended CitationBunt, B., Iconistory, Law Text Culture, 12, 2008.