Convergence LA 2017
Metropolis Towers, Downtown LA
Data Generated Art in Public Space
LED blade curtain facade
Online virtual environment
Data mining/ realtime generative animations:
social media / rss feeds : local/ global
Audio component / music / mobile devices
2018 Public Art Year in Review
Best Public Art of 2017
Convergence LA is a media installation on the façade of the Metropolis Towers in downtown Los Angeles. The canvas for the artwork is an integrated LED display, nearly 100 feet wide. The artwork itself is a generative construct, fueled by data and informed by aesthetics. It explores new ways of storytelling through an intelligent platform that expresses and responds to the spirit of Los Angeles in a seamless fusion of digital content, public space and urban life.
The artwork can also be explored and experienced virtually with a mobile device or on a PC. This virtual environment allows visitors to navigate through the data and experience the artwork with an audio track composed from everyday sounds of Los Angeles and its data streams.