“Byte Me” Tech Art Show Returns to AFRU Friday

AFRU Gallery and Severe Enterprises launches the 4th annual “Byte Me,” a showcase of technological art this Friday at AFRU Gallery (534 SE Oak). Like the three previous Byte Me exhibits, all pieces are interactive works that rely on the use of digital technology. This year’s exhibit, curated by Carlos Severe Marcelin, again features works, big and small, that bend the senses and challenge the mind:

“ForeverScape” by Vance Feldman. The live music of organic DJ duo TIPOL project motion and life into an enormous illustration painting that involves hundreds of drawings spanning the walls.

“Church of Robotron Altar” by The Church of Robotron is a mobile training facility that uses hazardous environments, religious indoctrination, and emotional triggers to promote the development of the skills necessary to survive in a hostile, post-human environment.

“Pixel Basilica” by Libby White is an interactive exploration of cellular automata patterns inspired by the process of converting sand into silicon wafers, and wafers into web sites.

“plin.co” by John Brown is an interactive projection mapping, based on the classic Price is Right game.

“Magic Window” by Josh Michaels and Hal Bergman portrays interactive, time changing views of cities and nature built using time lapse photography.

“Purple Stars” by Grant Keltner. An interactive swirl of color and light.

“Mustache Mayhem“ by Joe Grand. Based on the short-lived Nintendo Virtual Boy video game console, this piece lets you overlay virtual mustaches onto real-world faces.

“Shimmer” by Julie Rall. An elegant, interactive light box.

The showcase runs throughout February. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. AFRU is open Fridays and Saturdays: 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Sundays: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

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