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Object name: screensaver
Title: Event Listeners
Production:
designer: Harm van den Dorpel, Berlin 2015

Technique: Software
Inventory number: DS 443
Acquisition: purchase (2015)
Associated object:
Event Listeners (DS 495)
Event Listeners (DS 496)

Description: Harm van den Dorpel programmed a screen saver in which he draws connections between algorithmic drawings and diary-like observations on his own social behavior. The drawings are based on “L systems,” which generate and simulate organic structures by reproducing basic rules and are used in the analysis of language and linguistic patterns. Combined with the artist’s personal texts, it becomes apparent that mathematics and algorithms fail to explain the complexity of subconscious and intuitive human cognitive and emotional processes. The output combinations of pattern and text play in endless loops and never repeat.
Department: Design Collection
Collection: design collection
Exhibitions:
24/7: the human condition, MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, 11/06/2015 to 04/10/2015
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