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Data visualization illustrating my genetic relationship to a hollywood celebrity. Because of my last name, I get asked about this relationship quite frequently.
People often assume for some (probably very interesting and study-able socialogical) reason that Leonard is my uncle when in reality, he is my second cousin once removed. He is my second cousin because my dad shares a great-grandpa with him. He is once removed because I am one generation deeper. And so I have printed the visualization out and laminated it. I now carry this in my wallet.
The album art for the Los Angeles Electric 8's new release
took a lot of love from the community. The circular element
is a visualization of the entire album's contents. Treated as
one track, the sound data was analyzed using a fast fourier
transform in OpenFrameworks and stored as white space
separated ASCII floats. This spectrum data was then plotted
along a spiral, with color changes indicating the different
pieces. The spiral was then repeated as part of the
collaborative silk screening process. The typographic layouts
were designed by Rebecca Shostak, using the typeface "Arual"
by Curtis Mack. We used 5 Print Gocco screens in 2 days. The
printing was done at Wild Magnolia Design in Culver City,
then assembled at Pony House in San Pedro. I love the
convenience of the gocco, but I'm interested in somehow
replacing those yellow bulbs with something less wasteful,
like possibly augmenting a camera's flash component to
produce the same UV wavelength. If anyone out there knows
more of the scientific details of the Gocco bulb, I'd be
happy to do the circuit bending. It's beautiful to see a
generated visualization printed in metallic gold and white
ink. I hope more of my art projects in the future can be this
Buy the album
View Main C++ Source Code
metallic gold, brick, and a bit of mossy green
albums signed and numbered by artist
re-inking allowed much chromatic variation
Becca, Josh, and Phillip
Josh and Marc
Josh and Marc
Assembled by Marc and Becky Nimoy
Interactive Flash-based visualization of news items pulled from a mysql database for an art-activism group.
I developed this in preparation for a show at FACT, Liverpool having just made friends with project leader Naeem Mohaiemen.
The project was supposed to be open source, but I can't figure out where I left the source.
Visit website of Disappeared in America
A map of Liverpool's Sefton Park for the Sefton Walk Park project, the
sound player will follow the trail and even catch its place when the
user jumps around in the playback controller. I'm also particularly
proud of the black and white version of the map. The map had to be
drawn from several references since neither Google, nor conceptual
maps have needed to show such a detailed level of trails in the area.
Visit the Sefton Park Walk on SoundNetwork
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'
X Y graph showing a few things
I co-founded a project in the East Village, providing a peer-invite safe-haven for free thinking experimenters to get support
to continue experimenting, and owning/controlling their own work.
DET, as coined by Yoshimi Shin, stands for Design Entertainment Technology.
The online system provided password protected collaborative workspaces and most importantly, an automated way
for the young participants to propose ideas to potential funders from within a bubble of mutual non-disclosure.
Detlab was effectively the opposite of the Creative Commons community project,
but did contain a commons within its protected center. I left the project when I moved to Italy.
A stand-alone wall-mounted or table-sitting piece that slowly logs the ambient light, creating
a kind of diagram showing the light activity in your life as it accumilates. The light pattern
is interpretted as a sound grain table,making a humming tone out of your activity.
Artist Statement and README
I worked at Pentagram, New York in the summers of 2003 and 2004, and made a small webpage with images on it at some point.
Visit the Pentagram Work Page
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.
EarthFolding_install.exe (451 KB)
ITP Show Poster
Vector-Based PDF capture #2
Vector-Based PDF capture #3
Vector-Based PDF capture #4
Watch on Vimeo.
MotionPaintings was a system I built in
collaboration with artist, Rebecca Allen, based on the
terrain mapping from her emmersive environment,
Emergence. It allows her to easily create a looping
keyed path of 3D cameras, intended for motion-tweening
at the speed of growing plants. The idea of the piece
is that this painting on the wall will change so
slowly that a viewer must come back in an hour to see
any noticable visual change. The beautiful mountainous
terrain becomes a semi-still painting, admired as an
abstract scene of blurring colors. Additionally, I
aimed to bring the Emergence software to a level in
which the system could be installed on a computer by
one non-technical person, in one minute - instead of a
crew of programmers over several weeks. This software
is currently unavailable for download.
Concept by Rebecca Allen. The beautiful mountainous terrain built by
Gino Ok, Pete Conolly, Damon Seeley, and Daniel Shiplacoff. User
interface design and data-cleaning by Josh Nimoy.
View help file for interface controls