Joshua Davis is a designer, technologist, author and artist in new media.
He is best known as the creator of praystation.com, 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 praystation.com 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
The Unknown Voyage
There are people who have complete visions in their minds and are content with crafting those visions, 100 percent in some artistic craft. I'm not that guy. Most of my days are filled with failure and being lost.
It's this alone, that keeps me interested in my profession. I hope that at any moment, under a mountain of failure, The Unknown Voyage presents a path to some new discovery.
I love the process, and I'll be spending my session walking though process with some latest projects I've been working on.