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Scott Draves, Electric Sheep

3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street
Tribeca / Downtown
July 11 - July 25, 2008
Reception: Friday, July 11, 6 - 8 PM
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The first artist to be exhibited at 3LD Art & Technology Center is Scott Draves and the Electric Sheep opening July 11 through July 25. His piece “Dreams in High Fidelity” is created with a cyborg mind consisting of 60,000 computers and people, HiFiDreams combines open source, crowd source, and evolution into an infinitely morphing abstract animation. Its purpose is to create a self-sustaining, network resident, artificial life-form. “Dreams in High Fidelity” will be open to the public July 11 through July 25, Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 8pm, and can be seen from the street until 2am. An opening night party will be held from 6pm to 8pm Friday July 11.

Scott Draves a.k.a Spot is a visual and software artist living in New York City and San Francisco. He created the original Flame algorithm in 1991, the Bomb visual-musical instrument in 1995, and the Electric Sheep in 1999. Draves’ software artworks are released as open source and distributed via the internet. Draves’ award-winning work is permanently hosted on MoMA.org, and has appeared in Wired and Discover magazines, the Prix Ars Electronica, the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, and on the main dance floor at the Sonar festival in Barcelona. Before becoming a full-time artist Draves worked for a series of technology start-ups. First was the fabless microprocessor design company Transmeta, made famous by Linus Torvalds. Later came FastForward Networks, which was acquired by Inktomi.

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