Transformational Tarot

Transformational Tarot by Aliyah Marr I created Transformational Tarot as an interactive Flash game in 2004. This art game was featured in an interactive exhibit, called Digital Concentrate at Purdue University. To play the game just click on the image above.* *You will probably need to update your Flash player. Be aware that Flash games only work on computers, not on mobile devices such as cell phones or iPads. How does the Tarot work? I have to admit to being a skeptic in the beginning. I even created my first deck without any belief in it or any real experience with the cards. I thought the Tarot was for credulous fools. But after I created […]

Tarot as a Blind Date

My romance with the Tarot started out as a blind date. In 2004, I created a conceptual art project that explored the nature of proximity and meaning; I wanted to design a computer game that would randomize the titles to paintings that I had already created. I decided to model my game on the Tarot since it contains cards with pictures on the faces. I designed The Transformational Tarot as a virtual deck of 116 cards; some of the cards contain an untitled image while others display only a single word. When you “shuffle” the deck, the program creates a spread of randomly chosen image and words. My experiment was very […]