Visualizing Calculations (2011)

Curated by Jeffrey Hale
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The Digital Age has enabled new ways of conceiving and appreciating art. The following works of art take advantage of the unique computational power afforded by the digital medium. They also show how software algorithms and hardware can create something visually new and compelling. -------- A Parallel Image represents the most base thing that supports digital media: the hardware. The piece itself uses a camera and a monitor with all its disorganized guts to transmit electronic images. While part of the art relies on the visually pixelated images, let us not forget the part that made it possible; all the wirings and discrete mathematical binary calculations. Each one like an instrument in a larger symphony. -------- ASCII Bush represents the next step above hardware. The code language standard binary understands and uses to represent characters we humans can understand. The piece uses ASCII letters to playback one of former President Bush's State of the Union Addresses. While part of the art lies in the awe inspiring visuals another part lies in the almost mysterious way the code comes together to make it. ---------- Deus Digitalis brings it a step further with the use of colorful pixels and patterns of dancing human figures. While the patterns find a certain repetitiveness to human life, the pattern of pixels and color provides the uniqueness inherent to each one. ---------- Software Structures pleases with its visual randomness and interaction among figures, but the magic behind it, the code that provides the mathematical and conditional rules that govern its existence often goes unnoticed. ---------- Glyf: Construct is similar to Software Structures with its visual randomness, awesome figures and shapes and mouse reactivity that helps the user shape the art. It is also a prime example where math can help one create awesome - never before dreamed of - shapes. The algorithms behind each interactive portrait, their brilliantly complex and well ordered commands and code is the textual art behind the visual art.

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