[ISEA2011] Artist Statement: Mitchell Whitelaw – Local Colour

Artist Statement

Generative processes and digital fabrication addresses growth, materiality, locality and the network. Bowl-like forms are framed by a network diagram in which our familiar hyperconnectivity disintegrates into local islands.

  • Mitchell Whitelaw is an academic, writer and artist with interests in new media art and culture, especially generative systems and data-aesthetics. His work has appeared in journals including Leonardo, Digital Creativity, Fibreculture, and Senses and Society. In 2004 his work on a-life art was published in the book Metacreation: Art and Artificial Life (MIT Press, 2004). His current work spans generative art and design, digital materiality, and data visualisation. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, where he leads the Master of Digital Design. He blogs at The Teeming Void.

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