Vertical Desktops has been composed and created by blocking the folders while they were minimised to the dock, this process has been done for single folders as well as for a bunch of folders that were going down, right or left on the way to the dock, so they all are stopped at once in the middle of that sensual and organic movements provided by the Genie Effect. The folders have been blocked while going to different directions, as the dock was constantly alternated in position during the composition of folders over the desktop.

The blocking folder action is not a basic default feature but is still caused through a script using the Terminal, an OS X's program. Vertical Desktops is inspired by a natural error that happened once in 2011 while minimising the window using the Genie Effect, it was recorded and took part of Macintosh Lab series called “Suctioning”. This ability of blocking the folders at any time during the minimising process brings other possibilities to interact with the GUI, new shapes stopped in the air and new ways to compose around the space following the operative system actions and the user’s preferences such as desktop and folders background color, dock position and minimising effect.

Title Vertical Desktops

Year 2014

Type Screenshot

Size 1080 x 1920px