The Shape of Your Life

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2015-04-14
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Zahrt, Corbin
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Integrated Studio Arts
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This project collected data on the movements, whereabouts, and number of people in the vicinity of six ISU students over the course of one month. The participants answered two questions two times each day. The questions were simple: Where are you now? How many people are around you? The final data was plotted onto an ISU campus map to reveal emergent patterns with the goal of demonstrating the natural beauty of something as banal as our daily routines. The result was several images with a kind of natural beauty akin to the appearance of growth patterns of bacteria observed through a microscope or of circular fields observed from high altitude. It is important to remember that this work is ultimately an artistic one, focused on aesthetic beauty. While the data has not been modified, it has been repeated, and overlain to create visual impact.

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