Algorithmic installation “paints” local scenes as abstract patterns

Jan 30, 2018, 7:09 AM EST
(Source: Design)
(Source: Design)

An expansive lobby in 515 North State St, Chicago, now hosts a unique digital art installation, entitled Canvas, which uses custom-designed software to pull out abstract patterns from video footage of neighborhood life.

With an original feed of five hours of footage shot at 16 locations, the installation presents over 5,000 unique compositions that keep evolving, writes Design Boom.

The towering display, created by ESI Design, subtly oscillates between abstraction and figurative, legible video imagery, capturing the imagination of visitors and also passersby who can view it from streets through the building’s glass façade.