this is a databent audio interpretation of electrons jumping around the shared valences of atoms. inspiration came from the video of the 2D crystalline structure of graphite, aka Graphene, from UCB labs. that video is at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1qWmrp6GAs the video data was reinterpreted as an audio file to create an ambient track.
we are not as much a city as we are a region and the weather is dramatic here. in June 2012 we experienced a severe weather event, between 9 and 12 inches of rain fell in only a few hours. i pulled the radar image composite for the period around this event and used it as a Raw file to start the databend.
As part of the v2v co-commission, I have been asked by the members of the Russian team to design the booth for a preview of the project at the trade-show Innoprom. Here are my designs:
although I was not able to convince the Russian the construction crew to cut a ‘sun’ into the ceiling, I am very happy with the results. Zehnya and the team was able make a few finishing touches and the booth looked great.
this is a project in non-optimal aesthetic design. the straightforward premise is to use fractal/self-similar lines as a formal pictorial element and as a planar antennae packaged as the form of a painting. the ‘dragon curve’ is the drawing element that represents this merged idea. each segment is tuned to a quarter wavelength of a particular channel of the 802.11 standard and allows the work to merge with the local network and become part of the delivery of the network.
circuit design is a field concerned with optimization spatial and electrical relationships of the formal plane. the pictorial space of these planar antennae paintings is less concerned with optimization of the engineered space and is an attempt to create an aesthetic experience in the transmission of the network. certainly, there are specifications that are peculiar to the design which must be maintained in order to serve some functionality (such as the segment length/channel ratio) but, this design in decidedly non-engineered as the optimal utility of the spectrum. these device-object-tool-fetishes seek an optimization of aesthetics.