Datamatics

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2007
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"Datamatics is an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi-substance of data that permeates our world. It is a series of experiments in various forms - audiovisual concerts, installations, publications and CD releases - that seek to materialise pure data." As part of several datamatics exhibition and audiovisual performances, is the "test pattern" system. "test pattern is a system that converts any type of data (text, sounds, photos and movies) into barcode patterns and binary patterns of 0s and 1s. Through its application, the project aims to examine the relationship between critical points of device performance and the threshold of human perception." One exhibition setup of datamatics is data.tron. "data.tron [8K enhanced version]" is part of the datamatics project. The new work is an enhanced version of the audiovisual installation data.tron, where each single pixel of visual image is strictly calculated by mathematical principle, composed from a combination of pure mathematics and the vast sea of data present in the world. In this latest version visitors are literally immersed in the work, as data is seamlessly projected onto the gallery wall and floor from eight sources." Source: Artist webpage The video below shows the data.tron exhibition setup running the test pattern system, as part of the the Transfinite exhibition in Park Avenue Armory in 2011.

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Elisabeth Nesheim