Jeff Thompson, INTERP
INTERP is a series of digital sculptures generated by blending 100 unrelated photographs, placing them into simulated three-dimensional space, and importing them into photogrammetry software, tricking it into thinking the photographs are of a single object.
Every photograph in my library (approximately 12,000 images when the project began in 2012) were used as the input data set. In much of my work, I am interested in “useless” and culturally-derived data sets, so rather than use an arbitrary archive of photographs (a Google image search for a particular term, for example), it seemed more natural to use a finite set that I had generated. This project was commissioned by Turbulence.org.
Jeff Thompson is an artist, programmer, hacker, and educator based in the NYC area. He received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his MFA from Rutgers University, and is currently Assistant Professor and Program Director of Visual Art & Technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Thompson has exhibited and performed his work internationally at venues including the Museum of the Moving Image, Sheldon Museum of Art, the Taubman Museum of Art, SITE Santa Fe, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, the Jersey City Museum, and the Weisman Art Museum. Recent commissions include Brighton Digital Festival, Rhizome, Turbulence, and Harvestworks.
project website http://archive.turbulence.org/Works/INTERP/
details on how it was made http://archive.turbulence.org/Works/INTERP/about.php
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