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Digital Numeric Relevator artwork series

"Digital Numeric Relevator Mk XII - Transparent Transformations"
completed June 1995
8" X 5" diameter
SOLD 7/2013

For some reason unknown to me I find the idea of numbers floating in glass to be particularly entrancing.  I went to some trouble to locate an industrial sample of this large LCD.  Most of the displays I acquire are found in surplus stores, but Liquid Crystal Displays weren't available in surplus when I built this piece.



 

This is the first piece in which I invested some time making sure that the numbers changed completely at random.  The digits sometimes disappear altogether, then one, 2 or more will pop back into view changing values every second.



 

I used a circuit that I had designed earlier that creates random numbers based on electrical noise that is sampled to produce randomized bits -- like a digital coin toss.  The upper circular board then turns the random bits into displayable data.

Currently on exhibit at the Stable Gallery, Damariscotta, Maine

This piece sold 7/2013

EXHIBITION HISTORY:

3/97 “ACM/SIGGRAPH 97 ART SHOW”
Association of Computing Machines Convention, San Jose,  CA
7/98 - 8/98 “ENLIGHTENED”
 Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
6/00 - 9/00 "Openings"
The Art House, 
Winthrop, Maine.  June 23 - July 26,  2002
5/13 - 7/13 The Stable Gallery,
Damariscotta, Maine

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