2005 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
Two projects are proposed that look at computer data as a malleable construct and suggest possible directions for what a fictional data type might be in the context of artistic based representations. The first work Walking is a dynamic light based installation that involves the representation of a series of 1 dimensional computer data streams as a series of 1 dimensional representations over time as rhythms of light and uses physical objects to bring meaning to the computer rendering of this handmade fictional data. The second work Weather Projection is a web based work that internally starts with the data of a few descriptive words that define he circumstances in a distant location and magnifies and exaggerates these words to the extreme point of creating a personal narrative movie (with the help of the viewer). These two works are at opposite ends of a spectrum that is defined by the complexity of the transformation used to represent a piece of data.