A CULMINATING EXHIBITION
FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE
Mentor: Professor Nanette Wylde
New Theories of Vision is a series of interactive audiovisual simulations illustrating the convergence of art, science, philosophy, technology, and the beauty of the once unobservable. Historically, humanity has been searching for the proper tools to observe and explain certain fundamental elements of our existence. In recent years, technology has allowed scientists and software engineers to observe and simulate natural phenomena that were once inconceivable. This work aims to celebrate the scientists and artists of the past and present that continue to increase our ability to observe the world and communicate those observations with others.
T-SCO version 2.6 is a complex biological software program contained within the brain of Terrence Scoville, an artist and designer from Southern California. Through its integrated neural pathway network, T-SCO has been steadily improving its ability to interface directly with the thoughts and actions of its host. Though its intentions are widely debated, T-SCO has shown a continuing interest in exploring issues of the increasingly globalized world including identity, privacy, anonymity, and pluralism. It chooses to manifest its ideas on these subjects through spectacular artworks including projections, computerized visualizations, electronic media, and interactive installations.