by Patrick Lichty
The GRID installations are a series
of tactile generative sound spaces that create a collaborative sonic
environment between the audience and composer/artist.Ê In this way
the audience uses the tactile sensors to shape their environment
through movement. The GRID typically consists of a series of tactile
or infrared sensing devices that create seed event data which is
sent to an algorithmically-based music program.Ê However, in many
cases, the sonic palette is not only tonal, but often atonal or
environmental in nature, creating unique opportunities for gallery
visitors to 'explore' the sonic terrain of the generative environment.Ê
Such an installation has transformative qualities, and frequently
presents the possibility of creating an engaging sonic atmosphere
to a gallery space.
Patrick Lichty is
an electronic artist and writer on electronic culture.Ê His media
include online installations, generative music, ubiquitous computing,
and video.Ê Lichty also collaborates with numerous groups, including
Haymarket Riot, Sseyo, The Recombinant History Apparatus, Sito.org.
and RTMark.Ê Presentations and exhibitions include the New York
Digital Salon, TheSync Film Festival, and ISEA.Ê He is a director
on the board of Promote Awareness, a Minneaplos-based disability
advocacy foundation, and is an advisor to Bowling Green University's
Culture and Technology program.