Toggled Existence

Sophia Wood
1 min readJun 7


A coded poem

let aCenterOfBeing; //we are but canvases with centers and symmetry
let strandsOfThought = []; //that hold strands - threads of thought
let memories = []; //separate from memory
let timeOfMemory = 0; //memories have a shelf life
let timeOfThought = 0; //thoughts are but moments of mind
let timeOfCurrent = 0; //currents flow around us - carry us - true time
let gourami = 100; //understand fish as we understand our capacity for memories - a sea unknown
let motionOfMemory = true;
let motionOfThought = true;
let motionOfUniverse = true;
function setup() {
createCanvas(720, 720); //a canvas to be forgotten
aCenterOfBeing = width / 2;
originOfThought(); //we all begin
originOfMemory(); //and sometimes remember
function draw() {
translate(width / 2, height / 2); //with a position relative
background(20); //light is relative
flowOfTime(); //the current of time is relative
theExistenceOfThought(); //thought is relative
theExistenceOfMemory(); //memory is relative
togglesOfTime(); //until it's not
function togglesOfTime() {...}
function theExistenceOfMemory() {...}
function originOfMemory() {...}
function theExistenceOfThought() {...}
function originOfThought() {...}
function flowOfTime() {...}
function mousePressed() {...}

Three toggles exist at the bottom of the canvas. Full code and art is on Codepen and below.



Sophia Wood

Math obsessed perpetual asker of why. Creator of poetry, code, math, and art. find me at or Salem, OR