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Disuvero Primes Collaboration

Collaborative relationship with artist sculptor Mark Disuvero in search of patterns in prime numbers. The following are a few visualizations produced from various programming languages. click for high resolution file.

a very big image, each pixel meaning different things   about odd-even relationships and a concept Mark started calling 'sumsets'

a very big image, each pixel meaning different things about odd-even relationships and a concept Mark started calling 'sumsets'

X Y graph showing a few things

X Y graph showing a few things

polar spiral

polar spiral

EarthFolding

A computer screen shows the Earth floating in outer-space. Slowly, as the computer receives and sends Internet data, this model of the Earth folds itself to bring the two countries closer to one another. I hope to illustrate the post-regionality of online community through contorting the landscape -- changing the shape of the Earth to make possible the physical travel that would have otherwise been necessary. EarthFolding is a carnivore client. Carnivore, created by RSG, is a surveillance tool for data networks. At the heart of the project is CarnivorePE, a software application that listens to the Internet traffic (email, web surfing, etc.) on a given local network. CarnivorePE serves this datastream over the net to a variety of interfaces called "clients." These clients are each designed to animate, diagnose, or interpret the network traffic in various ways. Carnivore clients have been produced by a number of computational artists and designers from around the world. Note: You are not required to install Carnivore. If the Earthfolding software cannot connect to Carnivore, then it will default to an entertaining demonstration mode in which IP addresses are generated at random. This Carnivore client was produced as a project in a class taught by Alex Galloway entitled Internet Protocols. The class was cross listed with the NYU Media Ecology department. The folding earth is a reflection on the following writings: Gilles Deleuze, "Postscript on Control Societies"; Brecht, Bertolt, "The Radio as an Apparatus of Communication"; Eric Hall, "Internet Core protocols"; Lessig, Lawrence, The Future of Ideas; Bruce Sterling, The Hacker Crackdown; Geert Lovink, Dark Fiber; Sol Witt, Paragraphs on Conceptual Art.

CALL 212 995 3984 AND START WHISTLING

A Drawing Piece by Josh Nimoy, 2003. Medium: Computer and Electronic Circuitry. Viewers are able to call this installation from a cell phone. When they whistle, ascending scales make vertical strokes on the "paper" while descending scales make more horizontal strokes. Volume will affect the fatness of the brush. This is a computer projection on a wall - situated amongst other people's drawing artworks. Besides its white glow and pixel grain, the rectangular area looks just like another drawing. Vector-based "screenshots" can be plotted onto large format paper. Premiere: ITP Spring Show, May 13, 2003.

Technical Information: A custom USB device was designed from Radioshack parts to answer phone calls from a gallery land line, while projecting the video onto the wall is a computer program written in C. The output files will open in Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Flash, Acrobat Reader, GhostScript, AutoCAD, and various Adobe-powered printers.

Maya PostScript Export Plugin

I was surprised to discover that Alias Wavefront Maya does not export wireframes to Illustrator! I wrote this plugin so I could incorporate my 3D work into my print design, without having to render and take screenshots. Since the plugin simply intercepts the OpenGL commands of a window refresh - control handles, grids, background colors, and even shaded polygons export to postscript as well. note: only works for Maya 3 Mel Command: saveViewAsPostscript "c:filename.ps" In Illustrator, you can "zoom in" on and edit the control handles for various tools; the control handles for tools become part of the art.

Handwritten Photomosaics

Several pieces produced with tools I programmed, which deal with the (now cliched) concept of smaller images as pixels. Image collections were mostly taken from stock-photo CDs. Others from whatever was sitting on my hard drive. I did not consider them from an artistically meaningful perspective; I did it more just to see if I could. These pieces pre-date the wide distribution of free software which does this automatically for people. At the time, I was required to write the software.