Abstract Circuits

Abstract Circuits
computer-generated realtime sound and video, network traffic data

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In Abstract Circuits, 64 bits of random access memory of a computer is represented through the familiar representation of a circuit diagram. Each on screen event is the result of one byte of data (which could be written in binary code, for example, as 00100010). Each of these actions is roughly the equivalent of the computational activity occurring in modern devices at up to several billions of times per second. This work is an attempt to demonstrate that computation is, on the whole, ungraspable to us, although our use of abstraction, mapping and symbols provides ways of approaching this temporality and complexity.

Artspace, Ideas Platform, April 2016