A new light and sound exhibit is demonstrating the physical side of computer processes involved in graphical display. With the line of fluorescent lights enveloped by segmented moveable cylinders, the device named “True/False” mechanically outputs the computational commands one by one to reveal patterns and motifs which visually represent commands written by the algorithm.
Inspired by mechanical technologies with computational power or abilities, the True/False installation forms an atmosphere of hypnotic charm as it grinds and flashes to its steady program. By showing the step by step implementation of computer commands in this way, the artwork removes the veil between us users and them, the digital calculating machines.
By combining the shifting sounds and lights as well as the holistic image displayed on the entire face, the simple algorithm is transformed into a dance of logic and synchronous play which can become a fascinating thing to stare at and allow to induce an appreciative trance.
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