Strewn Fields is a data-visualization of meteorite impact data etched into stone. Using data from four different locations on the Earth, my custom algorithms created files specific for a high-pressure waterjet cutting machine. I used this digital fabrication tool to mar the stone in a reflection of kinetic energy transposed into physical objects. When a large asteroid enters the …
Machine Data Dreams
Machine Data Dreams are data-etchings of video signals logged during my Signal Culture Residency last year. This is accompanied by Raspberry Pi video loops showing the original footage shot onsite at Owego. The video signals are from the Barbie camera, Critter and Guitari Videoscope, PixelVision and Sony Videorecorder. All were captured in my portable Arduino data logger, which …
Celebrity Asteroid Journeys
Celebrity Asteroid Journeys uses asteroid orbital data from JPL, estimated spaceship velocities to charts imaginary travels from one asteroid to another as silkscreen prints on wood panels.
Hello, World! is the first algorithmically-generated artwork sent to space and is a data visualization of the both the population and the carbon footprint of all the major cities on Earth. I created this as part of the “Art in Space” exhibition at Autodesk Pier 9 in collaboration with Planet Labs. Etched on the side of …
“Bad Data” is a series of data-visualizations, which I etched onto aluminum honeycomb panels using a high-pressure water-jet machine. They take the form of static objects, which collapse time into a single viewable space, emphasizing the ruptured surface of the material itself.
Genetic Portraits are a series of microscope photographs of laser-etched glass, which data-visualize a person’s genetic traits.
EquityBot is a stock-trading algorithm that “invests” in emotions such as anger, joy, disgust and amazement.
Water Works is a 3D data visualization and mapping of the water infrastructure of San Francisco.
Data Crystals are a series of 3D-printed sculptures, which I generate algorithmically from open data sources. These manifest a vision of what data physically looks like — one possibility for 3D data visualization.
Marcel Duchamp is widely recognized for his contribution to conceptual art, but his lifelong obsession was the game of chess, in which he achieved the rank of Master. Working with the records of his chess matches, I have created a computer program to play chess as if it were Marcel Duchamp. I invite all artists, …