Love is… by Alan Bigelow

“Love Is…” is an attempt at a definition, and as with all definitions that try to explain what love is, precision is not possible, and perhaps not even desirable. This piece moves toward a definition of love in three stages: first through a standard, accepted lexicon; then via a series of individual expressions of love; and finally as defined within randomly selected statements about love provided by readers. The work is created in Flash and, at the end of the piece, offers viewers the opportunity to write their own definitions of love into the site. These definitions are saved in a database so the next visitor can view them as they are randomly displayed. “Love Is…” takes approximately five minutes to view.