After Los Angeles, Warsaw, Linz, and Shanghai, Washington D.C. is the newest venue for an interactive multimedia art installation developed by University of California, San Diego Visual Arts professor and CRCA director Sheldon Brown. Components of his Scalable City project went on display today at the headquarters of the National Academy of Sciences in the nation’s capital, as part of a new exhibition titled “Speculative Data and the Creative Imaginary: Shared Visions Between Art and Technology.”
The National Academies exhibition will be on view through Aug. 24, and is organized in conjunction with the Association for Computing Machinery’s Creativity and Cognition Conference, to be held in Washington June 13-15.
The exhibition features interactive computer installations, large-format digital prints, and wearable technology, representing a confluence of research and creative practices that include the visual arts, design, architecture, performance, science, technology, and engineering. These works illustrate methods of creative inquiry and practice that have the potential to lead to new forms of knowledge.