Since the end of Friday the posts have been feeling really “natural”, so I thought I’d try to ride that vibe for as long as possible. The images above look like rocky crags from some desolate mountain range, but they’re actually visualized bits of randomized data. They were created by a guy named Andreas Nicolas Fischer, a Berlin based artist who “concerns himself with the physical manifestation of digital processes and data through generative systems to create sculptures, videos, prints and installations.”
I think it’s pretty remarkable that you can take data and make it feel natural. There has to be something in that, like the chaos of the universe or something. I wonder how long it took him to create a realness to these pieces? I’d guess that there’s a lot of fine tuning that needs to be done in order to control the random nature of generative systems.
Also, if you happen to be in Dublin, Andreas is a part of a show called Experimenting With Clouds at RUA RED as a part of the Glitch Festival. Check it out if you’re in the neighborhood.