[ISEA2012] Artist Talk: Shawn Lawson – COMPUTATIONAL SUBLIME

Artist Statement

What happens when artists use computers to quantify the infinity? We will explore the sublime in a few computational artworks that evoke both pleasure and fear. Where, on one hand, we aesthetically comprehend the process and results; but, on the other, we are overcome by the sheer magnitude of data and cosmic time scales needed to completely compute the simple algorithms.

  • Shawn Lawson, Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. He is a computational artist and researcher creating the computational sublime. He performs under the pseudonym Obi-Wan Codenobi where he live-codes real-time computer graphics with his open source software. shawnlawson.com