Scalar (video, 4 min.) presents varied representations of geometric data sets, each of which have been subjected to unique topological transformations. The perceptual speed of the transformations within and between these sets varies according to visual proximity which oscillates between the microscopic and the macroscopic. The ephemeral transitions between animations are syncopated to Steve Reich’s Music for Eighteen Musicians, a seminal work of musical minimalism that focuses the listener towards the subtleties of rhythmic and harmonic complexity.

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Thresholds 31: Ephemera

Shane Williamson, "Scalar," Thresholds 31: Ephemera. Edited by Talia Dorsey. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006. (video, 4 min.)

Scalar is featured in the latest issue of Thresholds.


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