|Binary Sunset, artist3001, Pxleyes Website Photoshop Contest
Thanks to technology I can write this:
If you cannot read this, do not despair, there is an App for that too! http://www.roubaixinteractive.com/PlayGround/Binary_Conversion/Binary_To_Text.asp
|Scott Sona Snibbe, Interactive Artist
Some artists may not be programmers per say but utilize technology to produce art which interacts in a way that relates to the digital age and to an audience such as programmers like my father. One of our favorite interactive artists is Scott Sona Snibb who's interactive work is on our iPhones, iPads, in large public spaces, and in museums such as the MOMA and Whitney Museum of American Art. Snibb embraces the Buddhist philosophy of interdependence and incorporates that philosophy into his artwork, showing that every action we create has a reaction. To truly appreciate Snibbs work it is best to actually interact with the artwork and there is an APP for that! This is a link to Snibbs projects page and they are all very fascinating in concept, design, and reaction from the viewer. http://www.snibbe.com/projects/
Aaron Koblin, who recently was on TEDTalks received a BA in Electronic art at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MFA from UCLA in Design / Media Arts. Koblin merges his background in the computer game industry and artwork with real-world and publically generated data streams and draws on it to make spectacular artistic representations of movements and transformations in the connections between humans and technology in our modern and global lives. Koblin’s projects, which investigate how technologies make us more human and is presently leading the Data Arts Team for the Google Creative Lab.
One of the thing that captured my attention and my father's attention, for different reasons was Koblin's use of visualizing SMS messaging which can be found at http://sandbox.aaronkoblin.com/projects/amsterdam/index.html. Not only did both my father and I find the rendering beautiful and amazing, we both could relate and understand the project and the beauty.
I moved on to other programing such as algorithms and found that not only did my father love the process behind the art and the way the art was made, I enjoyed the actual art itself. Perhaps this is one of the bridges where art and technology can merge and us artist types and the programers truly intersect. One of my new favorites is Marius Watz who works for Nike. Watz uses computer generated shapes and colors to show the energy and aura of women working out. Brilliant! Watz wasn't always interested in coding, he also had an interest in art and found that by utilizing algorithms he could produce instillation art as well so in addition to his computer generated art for Nike and others he renders 3-D instillation pieces.
For a global community full of what are now called Digital Natives and Digital First Language children people worry about creativity and the humanities being lost in all the bombardment of media, multitasking, what is perceived by some as a lose of social skills, a perceived disconnect with the 'real' world, but I see a future where people are utilizing technology in a way where more connections are made, more opportunities are available to express their creativity, new social communities are being forged, and technology and the humanities are colliding in a beautiful array of art, dance, music, multi-media, interactive design, and exciting new possibilities.