New Genres

Early Experiments

This video is one of my first experiments with TouchDesginer. It is a video with a colorful overlay and switching light points. The video is repeating over 1 minute and the texture changes over time with the color.  My motivation…

Diary Forms: Honeytrap

I’ve had a vested interest in making art about rooms and how we can tell a lot about people based on what their rooms look like. My conference piece is called “Honeytrap,” and in creating this piece, I was trying…

Spinning Rose

DESCRIBE THE OBJECT This project is part of my optical illusion collection. One of the themes that really interested me this semester was creating (occasional 3D) optical illusions through hard code. This ‘Pink Rose’ is a bunch of organized rectangles…

Diary Forms: The Gala of Time

The Gala of Time. In which relics from the past and present are shown in a miniature exhibition. Looking at old photographs of these items made me realize that I wanted to add on an aura of nostalgia. I have…

Diary Forms: Bread & Butter WIP

A closer look at some of the charms I made for the spinning tree:

Diary Forms: Bread & Butter

An installation of a tree shooting up and out of the ground;holding precious charms on its branches! Turn the tree and hear their cheers!

Diary Forms: A Crochet a Day

This project is a daily documentation of the learning process of crocheting for the first time. Over the course of 41 days, I created 34 crochet pieces in the form of various granny square patterns as well as 7 scraps of…

Art From Code: Fishie Fiesta

DESCRIBE THE OBJECT This project depicts a fish tank on a desk with various species of fish swimming around and doing fish things like eating food (and occasionally each other). It also contains a treasure chest that periodically opens to…

A Predator and Prey

A Tree Through the Seasons (ecosystem)

When I was coming up with what I wanted my final project to be I thought about a watching a tree go through all the seasons like a montage from a movie. The ecosystem starts with spring and rain that causes the leaves to grow. It then transitions to summer and then fall. The leaves change color and fall. When the leaves fall the ground changes color and reveals a squirrel and bird in the tree who then leave the tree before winter. When it becomes winter it starts to snow and the ground changes color again. And then just like the seasons it becomes spring again.

Art From Code: Trippy Circles Conference Project

DESCRIBE THE OBJECT My code consists of eleven circles of circles extending out from a center circle. The circles’ directions go in the same direction every other line and then another direction every other line. The circles in the circles…

Camelot

Having a Space is really important. You need a place to go thats your own. If you can not find one, make it! When growing up I moved around a lot. This meant different places, different schools, and different friends….

Connecting Lines

DESCRIBE THE OBJECT This project contains hundreds of points that are randomly placed around the screen that are constantly moving. Every time they get within a certain distance of each other, they connect causing a line to appear in between…

Diary Forms: “you’ve been through every pattern made, BEWARE OF IT SPREADING make up your mind”

By Lily “Billy” Olson Please note that the artist uses he/him and they/them pronouns. This sculpture was made in response to a prompt about self presentation and how we are perceived. By the world around us. As an individual on…

Diary Forms: Windows

“Windows” began as a documentation of the various windows that have appeared in my life, memory, and over Facetime across this semester, but it also became a diary of labor and a sustained project of noticing. I worked on this…

Diary Forms: Intimacy of Thought

In every class that I am taking that is not Diary Forms I am working with poetry. I am taking a writing class in which I am generating a lot of poetry and I am taking a class on queer…

Diary Forms: “Sailor’s Hitch (and other knots)”

by Lily “Billy” Olson Please note that the artist uses he/him and they/them pronouns. “Sailor’s Hitch (and other knots)” is a work I began as an abstract concept meant to document my difficulties with keeping diaries throughout my life. I…

Art From Code: Lavender

DESCRIBE THE OBJECT Drawing from the world of platformer games, this piece has three main objects. The rainbow circles, the grayscale squares and the lavender platforms. Based on these objects, occasionally the background of the piece will flash this shade…

Art From Code: Riverboat Orchestra | Over the Garden Wall Animation

DESCRIBE THE PROJECT This project is a coded animation based on a scene from the short television miniseries, Over the Garden Wall, and depicts two frogs in dapper red suits playing upright bass and accordion respectively. I used the software…

Art from Code: i’m bad at golf (and code)

Describe the object “I suck at golf(and code)” is a piece coded using software called processing. Depicted is a never-ending and maddening scene as the golf balls swirl and dash across the screen never meeting the satisfaction of making their…