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UCracking

Generative visuals based on subdivision algorithms (also known as cracking), applied to 2D/3D triangle meshes. Published as part of Absolut Art Exchange, 2014.

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All Your Vectors Are Belong To Us – Artist statement

Artist statement for All Your Vectors Are Belong To Us, my solo show at TM51 gallery in Oslo, September 2013. Can be downloaded as PDF from Scribd or via the embedded version below. 20131013 Marius Watz – All Your Vectors Are Belong to Us by Marius Watz

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LISA2012: Software Art and the Art Establishment Panel

Video is now available of the LISA2012 Software Art and the Art Establishment Panel (Guggenheim, Oct 16, 2012). The panelists were Amanda McDonald Crowley (curator, formerly Eyebeam), Barbara London (curator, MoMA), Christiane Paul (curator, Whitney) and Marius Watz (artist). Topics included media art history and the role of media art vs. the contemporary art world. […]

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Art:21 Blog Interview: Bare Knuckle Reflections about art and commerce from a digital nomad

I was interviewed for the Art:21 Guest Blog by Brendan Carroll, touching on the always tricky topic of art and commerce: Sept 26, 2012: Bare Knuckle Reflections about art and commerce from a digital nomad BC: When I asked you to participate in this guest blog series, you replied: “As an ex-designer it took me […]

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Modular Lattice

3D printed parametric objects, ABS plastic (Makerbot). Varying sizes, max height 16″.

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Eyeo 2012 Lecture – A Movement in 3 Parts

My presentation for Eyeo 2012, discussing the problem of algorithm cliche, as well as some thoughts on the New Aesthetic. The presentation also featured a section titled “Shock & Awe”, consisting of a slideshow of 853 images of work created between 1994 and 2012, timed to a high-BPM Hardstyle soundtrack lasting 4 minutes and 23 […]

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Probability Lattice

Parametric objects, dimensions variable (typically 14x14x14 cm). ABS plastic, 3D printed on a Makerbot Replicator.

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The Problem with Perpetual Newness

[Julia Kaganskiy of The Creators Project asked me to comment on Bruce Sterling’s “Essay On The New Aesthetic” along with 5 other art & tech writers (Kyle Chayka, Jonathan Minard, Greg Borenstein, James George and Kyle McDonald). You can find the collected texts on Creators Project, below is my subjective spin…] My take on the […]

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Closed systems: Generative art and Software Abstraction

Closed systems: Generative art and Software Abstraction Text for Lab[au] “Metadesign” monograph, May 2010 Downlod PDF: 201005-Marius-Watz-Closed-Systems.pdf • System: “1. A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements forming a complex whole.” • Closed system: “An isolated system having no interaction with an environment […] a SYSTEM whose BEHAVIOR is entirely explainable from within, a […]

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Catalysts at NYCCT

CATALYSTS – Case Studies in Computational Techniques New York City College of Technology 186 Jay St V834 Brooklyn NY 11201 March 24, 2012 9:00 – 5:00 Free and Open to Public Workshops by: Phil Anzalone, Atelier Architecture 64 & GSAPP Frank Bitonti, FabStudio Mark Collins + Toru Hasegawa, ProxyARCH Zach Downey, PARABOX Labs Erik Verboon, […]

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