If you are one of those people out there that are craving something new that holds up to the age-old agency comment of “something that has never been seen before”, then look no further then this new music video for Radiohead.
If this piece had been completed a little earlier it would surely be sharing space with other pieces at MOMA’s recent outstanding exhibit, Design and the Elastic Mind. There were no cameras or lights used to create this video; instead Director James Frost utilized two complex technologies to capture data in real-time. This video is a great example of bending technology to exercise one’s artistic expression. In this case, we can see how our entire world is built out of and dependent on data.
There is also an online component that uses data from Thom Yorke’s performance of the song and allows any visitor to move the data around as he performs. There are also a coupe more full 3D shots that can be manipulated on that page. Frost also mentions that the data will soon be available for download, so everyone will have creative freedom to manipulate the information.
Here is a great interview with James Frost on Creativity Online. Also check out the making of video.