"Numbers are abstract concepts but we recognize pattern intuitively. I’m experimenting with wall size patterns that anticipate the condition of our daily-selves. Very soon walls and spaces we occupy will be filled with easy to decode patterns – a visual record of how we feel, stress level, mood, bio-function captured, digitally recorded and physically produced using 3D printers and lasercutters. Human data portraits transcribed as pattern from the all the sensor data collected about us.
Will it kill the mystery of being human, simply magnify our defects or will sensors and a mass of measurements acknowledge and present patterns of self-examination that lure us into a future of self-quantification that is irresistible?"
Top: “Walking, Eating, Sleeping” show at Oklahoma Contemporary Jun 11-Aug 23, 2013 and Marfa Contemporary Sep 10-Jan 3, 2014
Bottom: “Quantify-me” installation at W&tWork in Austin, Texas, 2012
Photo: Leon Alesi