The internet and supernovae have a lot in common. Both are explosions – one of stellar matter, the other of human interconnectivity – that drastically and permanently alter the world around them. Both experience rapid expansion, pushing exponentially outward into some nebulous vacuum. For supernovae, that vacuum is space; for the internet, the absence of data. Both will continue on in this pattern of growth as long as there is energy to fuel it.
This project explores these similarities by creating an internet-powered digital supernova, projected onto the walls of the Lee Matasi Gallery. Images scraped from Instagram and Twitter will be manipulated and reshaped to form a digital stellar explosion.
Post photos to Twitter or Instagram using #NBOG13 to see your images become part of this project.