🌎 A world at the edge of sustaining life... 🦠 A deadly virus on the loose... 🍊 Authoritarianism on the rise... 💸 Corruption motivated by greed at all levels of governance... 👀 Surveillance capitalism beating the stock market… 🚨 Police beating protesters and killing Black people… 🔌 Grotesque abuses of power... ⁉️ Lies abound...
How does one envision balance, peace ✌️, functional systems, and a just society–let alone find inspiration in this garbage fire 🔥? Are utopias fake news 📰? Is perfection a hoax 🃏? Does our digital ecosystem 👾🍃 accelerate injustice, or does it provide tools 🛠 with the potential of leveling the playing field and amplify our voices 🔊?
These artworks 🖥 🎨 envision, problematize, confront, celebrate, and embrace notions of "digital utopia" 🌈. Using an unstable medium to address an unstable world allows us to exercise our voices 💬, share our perspectives 🎁, work through difficult times 🏋️♀️, and consider alternative futures 🚀.
⏳ Making and sharing digital art is more important now than ever. As we continue into the unknown, we need to lead with experimentation, new ways of thinking, and diverse perspectives. ✊ Art can be a catalyst… plus it can be super fun too! 🙌
Select one or more textures to create clouds. The more the merrier!
Artwork by students from the Media Art & Design Practice course at the University of Chicago
Site hacked together by @jonsatrom
Explosions/clouds coded by Jaume Sánchez (@thespite)
Inspired on Mr.doob's WebGL clouds and
Mark J. Harris' Real-Time Cloud Rendering for Games.
Fonts Open Sans and Lato are from Google Web Fonts.
Textures are property of their respective owners.