Brendan Dawes
The Art of Form and Code

You, Me and the Machine

Tribute to Herbert W. Franke

  • Acrylic, LCD Display, Computer, Ultrasonic Sensor
  • Bespoke Software
  • 360mm x 260mm x 80mm
  • Contract: 0x34da84d7f59dd908de8a054e9bd1c927d15afb85

Herbert W. Franke, a pioneer of computer art who anticipated the metaverse, passed away on July 16 at the age of 95. About 80 of the most renowned generative artists, photographers, poets, and virtual world builders working today were invited by art meets science – Foundation Herbert W. Franke to honor his life and work.

Created for the Herbert W. Franke Tribute, You, Me and the Machine creates typographic compositions using the underlying code which drives the work, reacting to the physical distance of the viewer to the work itself. The further the viewer is from the work, the more obfuscated and larger the text. As the viewer approaches nearer, the composition becomes clearer and longer parts of the underlying source code are revealed.

More details from Gazelio.