Brief: Watch video, write 400 words and make a video.
The Future of Art from KS12
"More free time, more access to resources and infinite knowledge at finger tips", Aaron Koblin. The time it takes to paint a portrait with paint versus a digital creation with data is incomparable, a few clever lines of code can form an interesting and insightful creation that allows the data to convey the understanding through its behaviour and representation. Koblin describes this dynamic form of art as "non-linear, interactive experiences", I believe this is a progression of traditional art practices as their ideas can have a certain justification through their raw materials, often data contributed by viewers and society. There is less of a separation between artist and audience, which can be comforting or provocative towards the audience. Jonathan Harris’ work, ‘I Want You To Want Me’ was a 2008 interactive visualisation that used dating profile data with pink (female) and blue (male) balloons to allow the audience to explore the available information in a few different ways. The artist has constructed different forms of interaction to highlight key concepts of online love and dating. The result seems very personal but it’s using information available to and created by the public. Harris’ work relies on the interface to gain an audience and create the connection. The raw data, although readily available, doesn’t have the same context and understanding given to it through the interactions. Koblin believes the interface is what’s going to define the 21st century not the database alone. Ken Wahl develops this philosophy and questions whether it’s the database, interface or the actual use of the artwork.
'I Want You To Want Me', Jonathan Harris: http://www.number27.org/iwytwm.html
'Montage', Toby Reid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKcBKaIlZgM
Response: a video montage of edited images with an 8 bit interpretation of a song as the soundtrack, many layers of editing, not much actually done by me.