Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

BYTE ME 2012


2012 is a year filled with anticipation… Will our planet come to a sudden end? Will the world economy crumble? Will Obama get re-elected? Who knows? Who cares? BYTE ME, 2012 can take your mind off of all these difficult questions for a few hours.

The event showcases installations and artwork by Portland artists that highlight the use of technology in different ways.

CLOSING RECEPTION!

Saturday
January 28th
6PM – 11PM

 

About the Show

The centerpiece is the world premiere of the installation T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction), created by Sean Hathaway ( mupeg.org ), with music by Carlos Severe Marcelin ( SevereEnterprises.com ). This large work features 80 customized Teddy Ruxpin dolls wired together, delivering real-time emotional content from the internet in discreet 1-minute “packages” based on the Emotion Wheel developed by the psychologist Robert Plutchik. Additional interactive real-time input can also be received from text messaging or an on-site user interface.  For more information about the T,E.D. installation click here.

Additional Exhibits

Reality Bytes, by Libbey White  ( facebook.com/libbey.white )
An interactive augmented reality kiosk projects a unique scene for every block held up to a camera. The virtual scene appears overlaid on a video stream of the block, and responds to movement by changing shape and appearance.

Creeper, by Donald Delmar Davis  ( dorkbotpdx.org/node/9 )
A Braitenberg inspired neural network in the form of a wall of disassociated eyes that follow objects in the room. While a single cds cell is not capable of providing meaningful image data, a sufficiently large network of cells should be able to make distinctions. Especially if combined with motion.

Maxwell, by Mark Medonis ( dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/mmedonis )
A robot head and torso, suspended from the ceiling, watching the crowd. If he detects a face looking at him, he will make it known, he is watching… always watching.

The One-Sided Pendulum, by Donald Delmar Davis  ( dorkbotpdx.org/node/9 )
The one sided pendulum is a meditation on American politics since Nixon

The Modern World, a video game by Donald Delmar Davis  ( dorkbotpdx.org/node/9 )
In the modern world you use your freedom ™ controller to move right, left, vote and protest. The object of the game is to prevent the senseless destruction happening right before you.

Paintings with a Bytey theme
Works by Jonas Nash ( jonasnash.com ) and Cameron Adamez

Selected Pieces

click thumbnail for a full-size view.

T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction)
T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction)
Computer Dude
Computer Dude
Reality Bytes
Reality Bytes
The Modern World
The Modern World
by Cameron Adamez
by Cameron Adamez
Maxwell
Maxwell
Creeper
Creeper
show card front
show card front
show card back
show card back
Wavesauce
Wavesauce
T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction)
T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction)