Immersion of Ryogi Ikeda

The first week I arrived to CMU, I saw the Ryoji Ikea installation titled data.tron at Wood Street Galleries, which was an audiovisual installation where every pixel was calculated by mathematical principles. It was completely immersive, as these numbers were projected onto a large screen taking up half of the dark room. It was captivating, being able to view numbers as though they were bugs or bacteria, rapidly moving with this deafening sound to accompany. There was something purposeful in numbers which one could not relate to, and while previously seeing myself as someone who was not interested in numbers, The very fact that they were able to form feelings and sensation left me in awe.

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