Scott Blake – Barcode Art.
Posted on January 29, 2009 by Shay
Who said net art is dead? I’ve been a big fan of Scott Blakes Barcode artworks, particularly the Jesus Barcode portrait, and I admire the way hes found a way to capitalise on their success.
I picked this new piece of work up on Rhizome earlier today. Its got a very simple interface to it. What I love is how the speed of the connection (browser loading / rendering) is affecting the final output and how simple and effective that process is. although this isnt a technical marvel. I loved it. It made me feel a sharp pang of nostalgia, and picking up my first book on web related artwork about 9 years ago and the early steps of visiting JODI and being completely taken by the novelty of their work. I felt almost the same rush when I was trying to get C++ to work last night, because I know so very little about it.