Luminous Flux — Postmortem

For the month of January 2012, I was invited to do an exhibit at the Wiesner Student Art Gallery at MIT.  The gallery is located in the student center right off of Massachusetts Avenue, and every month features a different student artists’ work.  I decided to do an exhibit of some LED-related work I had done, under the title ‘Luminous Flux’ — a unit of light used to measure the perceived power of light.  I thought it was quite a fitting title for my exhibit!

The exhibit consisted of Sandtrap; and Processing In Digito, two pieces that I think explored different aspects of art that I enjoy.

Sandtrap focuses on interaction and creativity, relying on participants to really drive the piece. Without anyone to participate, there isn’t really much to Sandtrap. Processing In Digito, on the other hand, is a piece that is conceptually diametric to Sandtrap. It is computationally generated — computer algorithms produce the imagery, and the artist is essentially absent from the piece. In a sense, Sandtrap focuses on agency while Processing in Digito focuses on removing it.

Below are some pictures of Processing In Digito in the piece:

Processing In Digito at the Wiesner Student Art Gallery

Processing In Digito at the Wiesner Student Art Gallery

Processing In Digito at the Wiesner Student Art Gallery

Sandtrap at the Wiesner Student Art Gallery

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~ by asymptoticdesign on 19 February, 2012.

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