Jonathan Zawada‘s ‘Over Time’ series depicts landscapes that come straight out of old sci – fi comics, gaseous, inhospitable lands in far off galaxies. What makes these different however is the manner in which Zawada created the images. He began by collating graph data such as ‘Marijuana usage among year 12 students vs CD and Vinyl record sales between 1975 and 2000′ or ‘Value of land per square metre in Second Life vs Value of land per square foot in Dubai between 2007 and 2009′ and putting it through a 3D fractal programme.
The result becomes a virtual abstraction that mimics a mountainous landscape.
Frankly the work passed me by when I first saw it but after reading up more on the process I became intrigued – landscapes created out of digital information of another kind. Technology always blows my mind.
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