Reverse Abstraction is a series of works created in binary and hexadecimal code. These codes are the basis of a computer’s language. The works in this series are taking the idea that this is how a computer would perceive art. This is reversing the abstraction of art to the computer, abstract being a word used both in art and computer science. During this workshop, Ashley Zelinskie will present examples of existing pieces and work with visitors to create hexadecimal structures on the Makerbots.
This work is not for us. It is for the future. And robots. That is, each of these pieces takes for granted that computers will outlast their makers, that technology will supplant humanity, and that craft should follow suit. This is art for the Singularity. Today, rigorous science and pure math maint...view full bio