Wintermute (2011) Assorted Media
"Wintermute is an aesthetic space, a world built for the articulation of a critical, ‘parafictional’ mythology. The ongoing project involves many disparate elements that contribute to an evolving narrative. Wintermute references an artificial intelligence character in the novel ‘Neuromancer’ written by William Gibson in 1983. During the early 80’s aspects of social and technological attention were shifting toward the immaterial; the introduction of the Macintosh and the GUI happened in 1984. Wintermute alludes to this moment, as the work examines a shift from a geometrical conception of space as infinite depth to a conception of space as an infinite flow of data."
Above: Beep Boop (2011) Wood, Glass, Custom Software & Electronics, Thread
A small rhombicuboctahedron spins inside the glass dome. The object projects sound. The sounds are generated from binary sources decompiled from media codecs and data files, such as mp3, mpeg and txt.