Two of my digital arts pieces were recently accepted to be shown at GAFFTA (Gray Area Foundation for the Arts), an interactive digital arts exhibit located in San Francisco. The specific exhibition that my work will be shown in is called TRANSMUTATIONS and is being produced by sonicSENSE and GAFFTA.
The website states: “TRANSMUTATIONS builds upon an electronic information ecology framework consisting of a complex series of sound sculptures, machines, video projections and sensors that employ viewers’ reactions as one of the interface systems.”
The grand opening of the exhibit is on March 26, 2011 at San Francisco. You can also read the exhibition description.
The specifics of the venue are:
- Date: March 26, 2011
- Time: 7pm -12am
- 998 Market Street @ Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102
The exhibition will show several interactive works as well as pure visualizers. My two pieces that were accepted are both purely visualizers. Both of them are coded in C++ using the Cinder library.
I’ve always been fascinated by the beauty of space. This piece, which I titled “Black Star” draws inspiration from two concepts: the black hole and the neutron star. The black hole’s gravity is so intense that not even light can escape. Its gravity absorbs nearby matter, causing the system to be perturbed from its dynamical equilibrium. The system must apply restoration force which causes the system to oscillate back and forth as it endeavors to reach an equilibrium state.
Digital Star is a stylized abstraction of a star undergoing nuclear fusion. Fusion reactions power the stars and produces all natural elements in the world, including the elements that make up the human body.