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Twins 01

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In the sketch Twins 01 two cursors respond directly to input. However, one cursor vibrates when the user gives no input. Once a user provides input, the behaviors of the cursors switch, the one that vibrates is calm, moving like a normal cursors would, while the other, previously still cursor, follows but with an overlay of wiggling movement. While the vibrating cursor may draw our attention, the feeling of ‘under our control-ness’ seems to belong to that entity exhibiting behavior most similar to our own; in this case the still, or continuously moving cursor. This change where the perceived agency moves from one element to another I describe as a “Token Shift”.