Transmissivity 1, 2, 3 - 2017
24" x 63" Digital Prints on Canvas
This triptych was generated from research concerning the collaborative public art project, The SpaceTime Underpass, which will bring the topography of asteroid 4 Vesta to an underpass at CU Boulder near
the Fiske Planetarium.
Originally captured by NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft, these images of asteroid 4 Vesta were transmitted to Earth over a distance of 155 million miles. As an artist interested in data transmission and image translation through multiple mediums, I rebroadcasted these photographs 50 feet between the underpass and a nearby model of the Earth, which is part of a scale model solar system already on site.
The images were transmitted with a speaker and microphone using Slow-Scan Television (SSTV) protocols over audible frequency ranges, thus incorporating the natural sound present at CU Boulder into each image as digital artifacts.
Special Thanks to: Bruce Price, Wyvern Aldinger, BMoCA
Transmissivity 1: Aelia Crater, false-color composite image showing material flow from impact.
Transmissivity 2: Snowman, three craters in northern hemisphere. ‘True-color’ image composite
Transmissivity 3: Antonia Crater, false-color composite showing spectral diversity of mineral deposits.
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