To build GRAND, Collier modeled wind and current on the Grand River and blended it with patterns from sound waves she collected in Grand Rapids.
Here she discusses the pleasure and power of using a computer in creating art, and how she created 3D models of GRAND prior to carving.
About GRAND: GRAND is a 22-foot, carved acrylic sculptural portrait of the Grand River after midnight, created in 2013 for ArtPrize. It is on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum September 11 - October 6, 2013 under Artist Vote Code 55018.
"History of the Internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet.
The history is told using the PICOL icons on picol.org. You can already download a pre-release of all picol icons on blog.picol.org/downloads/icons/