Interview with Tasneem Khan and Andy Quitmeyer

August 20, 2018

Last month, at the conclusion of my time at Dinacon, I interviewed the two organizers: Tasneem Khan and Andy Quitmeyer. This was a special time and I was grateful for the opportunity to get their thoughts before I left. Scott Kildall: Hi! Would each of you please give a short self-introduction? Andy:… Read more

Flagscape: Data-visualizing Global Economic Exchange in Virtual Reality

July 17, 2018

Overview Scott Kildall is conducting research into data-navigation techniques in virtual reality with a project called Flagscape, which constructs a surreal world of economic exchange between nations, based on United Nations data. The work deploys “data bodies,” which represent exports such as metal ores and fossil fuels that move through… Read more

Revamping Moon v Earth

July 13, 2018

My artwork occupies the space between the digital and analog as I generate physical expressions of the virtual. In the last several years, most of my work with transforming data into sculptures and installations. But sometimes I return to narratives themselves. It’s not so much a lack of focus but… Read more

Farewell, Dinacon

July 9, 2018

I just spent 20 days on a sparsely-inhabited island in Thailand with about 80 artists, scientists and other imaginative people. Everyone worked on their own projects ranging from jungle-foraged dinners to plant-piloted drones to creating batteries from microbial energy. We had no AC for much of the day, got bitten… Read more

Dinacon: 2 more environmental synths

June 28, 2018

Dinacon — the Digital Naturalism Conference on island of Koh Lon in Thailand — has been amazing. It’s been an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other artists, scientists, hackers, writers and more. The caliber of the participants has been extraordinary. My art experiments have been around creating audio synth compositions… Read more

Dinacon: First Audio Synth Recording

June 25, 2018

At Dinacaon, I’m conducting many experiments with electronics using audio synth and environmental sensors to make site-specific compositions. I’m extending my Sonaqua custom boards to use the Mozzi audio synthesis libraries. Yesterday I put together my first mini-composition. These will eventually lead to more dynamic 4-channel compositions and could also extend into some live performances… Read more