Anemophilous Formula for Computer Art

2007

Inspired by Jim Campbell's Formula for Computer Art and Tallahassee's annual sea of tree pollen, this generative animation is intentionally meditative. The diligently recorded data of the National Allergy Board guides the animation down a predictable path and stands in stark contrast to the chaos of everyday life. The project calls into question our obsession with mapping nature, as if grasping its sublimity would be essential to finding lifelong satisfaction.

Tags

visualization, grids, pollen