Los Angeles Spin

2011.
animation. 3 minute loop.

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Easy access to aerial imagery and geospatial information is changing how we view and interact with our urban environments. I use these resources to investigate geologic and urban structures, particularly in areas of political interest. This series of work uses satellite and aerial imaging data to explore and to critique the illusionary boundary of macro and micro scales through defamiliarization. Images of urban areas are the input for a computational process that produces a high resolution 3D mesh which is rendered with ray tracing software to produce a final image. Los Angeles Spin focuses on the imagery of the downtown area of Los Angeles, California.

 

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Los Angeles Spin Installation at the 2011 UCLA Design | Media Art MFA thesis exhibition at the New Wight Gallery.