Wasted Spaces is pleased to present: Emergence: The rise of silicon crystal data storage
Emergence: The rise of silicon crystal data storage is a sculptural representation of the departure
from static analog data towards the ever expanding and morphing nature of
Pulsing lights and crystals form an other-worldly cavernous interior
where paper documents once formed an orderly column. The crystal colonies
represent the ecosystem of emergent digital data, built upon the foundation
of silicone crystal microchips.
"The static medium of paper appears so dull when compared to the dynamic
possibilities of the digital," says Patricia Adler, one of the artists
that created the installation. "Yet, this evolution in information storage
presents a foreboding virality that is beyond our control."
Our files and data have become tiny packets of information that dart between
remote servers,» says Phil Groman, the other half of the duo. "Like these
colonies of crystals, our data is becoming aggregated and analyzed into
layers of meta-data that are traded and merged to form new statistical
Patricia Adler and Phil Groman are Brooklyn based new-media artists, using
technology as a medium to create immersive and evocative experiences. Both
Patricia and Phil have come through the Interactive Technology Program
(ITP) at the Tisch School of the Arts.