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The time machine: A multiscreen generative video artwork

Buzzo, Daniel



© 2017 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). 'The Time Machine' is a multi-screen, high-performance, generative video art installation based around multiple low cost computer platforms. Using algorithmic selection of palindromic loops of timelapse video the work contrasts the external, machine perception of time with our internal, phenomenological experience of it. The video feeds, recorded from around the world, tick and tock backward and forward creating a polyrhythmic, 12 screen time-piece. The images loop back and forth on each screen of the installation, creating a large polyrhythmic clock of high definition, full colour motion. Each screen detailing a passage of time from around the world, captured, frozen, forward and reverse. The time-lapse loops slowly switch, selected from over a thousand separate pieces by generative algorithms on each host computer. Creating a Time Machine reflecting the world, gently rocking back and forth with a myriad of sub-cadences, confronting the viewer with the unanswerable challenge of comprehending time.


Buzzo, D. (2017). The time machine: A multiscreen generative video artwork.

Conference Name ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Start Date Sep 6, 2017
End Date Sep 8, 2017
Acceptance Date Jun 5, 2017
Publication Date Sep 6, 2017
Deposit Date Sep 27, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume Part F130947
Pages 199-205
ISBN 9781450352734
Keywords media art, generative art, video installation, multiscreen, time, temporality
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Additional Information Additional Information : Copyright the author
Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : ARTECH2017: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Digital Arts


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