Jonathan Louie, Haoyang Zhang, Hao Nao, Austin Spencer
'Materials.jpg' is a digital image fabrication project that constructs materials through the digital manipulation of texture maps. The result is physical matter whose appearance strays from the initial photographs to reveal the layers of software protocols that mediate a digital image today. While doing this work, we're wondering: if the circulation of the image is increasingly commonplace, how does this alter quotidian environments, cultures, and contexts? After all, an image is more than a picture, and sometimes more than the thing it depicts, it takes on a new reality in of itself.
Windows?! is a movie based on a story we wrote about a peeping tom peering into a party. While trying desperately to see through windows to understand what is on the other side, he witnesses a horrible scene...