Into the Trees – visuals by our favorite data-driven artist, Robert Hodgin…
In late September of 2010, the cellist Zoë Keating and I collaborated on an audio-visual piece for the San Jose Biennial. The piece was entitled “Into the Trees”. The project ended up being conceptually sound for a few reasons. First of all, Zoë’s newest album is called “Into the Trees” and is an exploration of Zoë’s love of her home which is situated in the redwoods of northern California. Secondly, I have been fascinated with creating virtual worlds with code for years and was happy to have another opportunity to rewrite a terrain engine. I would create a virtual world with code while Zoë would create an audial world with her music and we would do it at an arts festival whose theme was “Build Your Own World”.
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