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"Can You Digit?" was a digital art exhibition held at Postmasters Gallery from
March 16 to April 13, 1996.
Most work available on floppy discs or CD-s,
special editions. please inquire through
e-mail, fax or phone.
Most work available on floppy discs or CD-s, special editions. please inquire through e-mail, fax or phone.
The gallery has presented various projects, created for new media, in a comprehensive show of the latest digitally-based art and experimental design.
"Can You Digit?" featured approximately 40 works, many by leading-edge West Coast artists and designers with close ties to Silicon Valley high technology.
According to the show's organizers - Tamas Banovich and Ken Coupland - "a growing number of artists and designers have figured out how to capitalize on the explosive creative potential of the digital realm to produce work that is both aesthetically significant and conceptually challenging. More people need to realize that."
While the show is intended to persuade art audiences who may be turned off or intimidated at the prospect of digital art, "Can You Digit?" also served to demonstrate a continuing tradition of cross-pollination between contemporary art and design. Of the many groundbreaking works on display, one of the most unusual is an interactive postmodern "novel" whose characters are drawn from a collection of anthropomorphic dingbats.
The projects were displayed individually, one-per-monitor, on 25 screens with more works stored and available for viewing on additional computer(s).
Also included in "Can You Digit" are two larger, installations:- "Variations on Cryptography" - a project by a group i/o360 which explores some of cryptography's practical and non-practical manifestations and methods of encryption;- "The Dead Souls" - an interactive, virtual reality game-adventure by Janine Cirincione and Michael Ferraro.
Artists and artists groups who were represented in the show included: Erik Adigard/M.A.D., Laurence Arcadias, Aufuldish & Warinner, Kevin Sawad Brooks, Ursula Endlicher, Tirtza Even, Ken Feingold, Ebon Fisher, Perry Hoberman, Brad Johnson, Craig Kalpakjian, Alan Keahey, George Legrady, Stephen Linhart, Gerard Lynn, Mark Madel, Lev Manovich, Thomas M|ller, post tool design, pixelpeppy, Erwin Redl, bigtwin, Terbo Ted and others
Sponsors of the exhibition included Sony Electronics Inc., Proxima.