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Little Big Man

77 Million Paintings

In 2009, Brian Eno projected 77 Million Paintings onto the distinctive white sails of the the Sydney Opera House (1973), the architectural landmark designed by architect Jorn Utzon and designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 2007. Through the use of self-generating software, 300 images hand-drawn by renowned artist/composer Brian Eno were randomly cut-up, the pieces rearranged and realigned in an endless variety of ways, hence the title of the trancelike projection.  Interwoven with the projected images was a soundtrack, creating “mesmerizing soundscape." As Eno says, “by allowing ourselves to let go of the world that we have to be part of every day, and to surrender to another kind of world, we’re allowing imaginative processes to take place.”

Autotelematic Spider Bots

Street With A View

From the project's website

You Are Here


Life Dress


Coincidence Engines

Coincidence Engine One: Universal People's Republic Time


A Bicycle Built for 2,000

website_header.pngBicycle Built For 2,000 is a collaborative artwork in the form of a song comprised of 2,088 voice recordings collected via Amazon's Mechanical Turk web service. Workers were prompted to listen to a short sound clip, then record themselves imitating what they heard. The recorded sound clips were collected and organized into the original pattern.

AR Magic System

Smoke and Hot Air