Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis


Joshua Davis is a designer, technologist, author and artist in new media.

He is best known as the creator of, winner of the Prix Ars Electronica 2001 Golden Nica for 'Net Vision / Net Excellence'.

An early adopter of open-source, offering the source code of the composition and animation developments to the public.

Davis had a role in designing the visualization of IBM's Watson, the intelligent computer program capable of answering questions, for the quiz show Jeopardy.

His work has been inducted into the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, National Design Triennial 2006 'Design Life Now', and has spoken at the TED and 99U conferences about his career in algorithmic image making and open source



Each year I pick a new theme and explore that theme to push myself to change and explore new work.

This year's theme is SPACE. What does "Space" mean? Outer Space? Defining our own Space? Running out of Space? The Spacing of objects? The relationship between the Space between objects? Are we alone, or are we all connected?

The theme of Space is vague enough to experiment with work that encompasses some literal exploration and some more abstract exploration based on this theme.

In this presentation I will walk you through my process into some threads of this theme and see what kind of unexpected results we can come up with.

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