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Hello World

Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon. 0015. Hello World. [Art Object]

Item Type: Art Object
Creators: Craighead, Alison and Thomson, Jon
Abstract or Description:

A large ultrabright LED sign displays our current world population in realtime, updating in response to statistical sources. The vertical mirroring of this simple macroview of our world transforms the information into a decorative totem -an object of contemplation taking the place ordinarily reserved for a more conventional timepiece. The work has been commissioned for the re-opening of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery alongside the launch of a new space dedicated to the Frank Cohen collection and a series of other commissions installed around the museum.

Official URL: http://thomson-craighead.net/helloworld.html
Keywords: hello world, decorative totem, shrewsbury museum and art gallery, thomson craighead, digital art, new media art, realtime, experimental
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Copyright Holders: Thomson & Craighead
Item ID: 20864
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 13:34
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 13:34
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20864
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