The Grand Unification Theory

Emblem Jason Salavon

Jason Salavon uses his own bespoke software to transmute large quantities of commercial and to us mostly insignificant data into visualizations that uncover unexpected patterns. His output ranges from photographic prints that are the result of a normalization process of many images; through to works that only exist in a real-time software context. Personal favorites include the ultra-vivid psychedelic explosions of Shoes, Domestic Production, 1960-1998 and the shroud-like Figure 1. (Every Playboy Centerfold, 1988-1997).

2 Responses to “The Grand Unification Theory”

  1. Andreas Weber writes:

    The centerfold piece reminds me also of Richter’s painting ‘Emma’:

    Many of the current programmatic data visualiziations are more convincing on an aesthetic level than in the way they convey information – I love it how he takes this tendency to an absurd extreme in the shoe piece.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Fell writes:

    Check out Pixelfest, as it captures that similar sort of social visualisation:

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