- Client Google
- Agency Stinkdigital
- Roles Design
- Flavours Site
DevArt was a project by Google in partnership with the Barbican London which aimed to foster and celebrate creative technology forming art.
DevArt was part competition - Google and the Barbican were going to commission the winning artist to create their piece for the Revolution exhibition - and part fostering of the creative digital arts. Developers were encouraged to explore Google's products and technologies and to create something new, documenting their process throughout via linking with their gitHub account.
I was involved with the initial stages of the project working on design concepts and helping to develop some of the logic around how to visualise a project before there is content for the developers to show. My concepts focused around creating an ever evolving piece of art that was formed by the processes of the developers as they created their own artworks. Art created by the creation of Art.
Using 'slices of time' - visualisations of coding languages, intensity and time - you could explore and track the development of any project, seeing the spikes and drops in activity. You could drill down and expand to see every line written, every block deleted, to watch the structures of a digital artwork taking shape over the days and weeks of the competition.
— Visualising the rapid build up of code and project updates in the main feed/gallery.
Projects could be sorted a number of filters; language, technologies, theme etc.
— We explored adding dimension into the interfaces, showing the code as being physically behind the imagery.
Visualising experiments, updates are broken up into general commits (squares) and full releases (lines). The log would constantly be updating showing the living nature of the DevArt project.