New Media Artist, Toolmaker

Phononic Matter, 2019

Three Channel Video, 7min 58sec, 3840 x 2160 UHD

 

In quantum mechanics, a phonon is a description of a vibrational motion in which a lattice of atoms or molecules uniformly oscillates at a single frequency. In a recent study, scientists have provided further evidence that phonons have tiny amounts of mass. In this piece, I use three Dave Jones Video Oscillators to generate visual patterns and the sonic material. The three same waves are used to create an XY & Z of three-dimensional forms.

 

This work was developed for the exhibition Double Real at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 2019. The piece was created during my artist residency at the Institute for Electronic Art (iea) at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in the Fall of 2018.

Machine Learning: Networked Ecologies IP, 2019

10min 13sec, 1920 x 1080 HD

 

The piece utilizes an Image Processor (IP) created by Dan Sandin designed between 1971 and 1974. Artists from this time learned to collaborate with the machines they built, providing a model for us to look back as automation and machine learning becomes more prevalent in our society. The network or patch programmable IP starts from nothing (grey). The performative acts of patching give the machine new information and connections that layer images of itself, together with a collection of shots from nature. The nature shots represent an ecology that both informs the machine and provides a structure to mimic. As the piece continues, the two ecologies become increasingly entangled.

 

Work developed during my artist residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in the Fall of 2018 and completed March 2019..

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