it's doing it it did it
It’s doing it is an online group exhibition of computer generated images that autonomously updates on a daily basis over the course of 45 days. All of the works in the show are instruction-based artworks expressed through computer programs written by the artists. These programs generate new images once daily that can be viewed on the website. Each instantiation of the show, while being similar to the previous and following ones, is unique, emphasizing the expressive, data-driven, and intelligent possibilities of randomness for art creation in the context of the digital. Previous iterations of each artwork can be seen by changing the date in the top right of this page. Follow us on Twitter to get a daily update of all the newly generated images throughout the duration of the show.
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Simple Business Machines
Read pages 1-168 of the operations manual, then talk to the computer in its language.
- Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
- In a medium mixing bowl, pulse together the butter and cupcake mix with a hand mixer until it resembles coarse cornmeal.
- Slowly add the eggs and milk, whipping the mixture until all ingredients are incorporated. The batter will be a bit grainy, but that's just all the yummy vanilla bits.
- Add the sprinkles and gently stir. Pour the batter into a greased doughnut pan and bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove doughnuts and let cool completely before the next step.
- Mix together the powdered sugar and milk in a shallow bowl. Dip the tops of the doughnuts in the mixture and then place on a baking tray. Top with more sprinkles.
Take a bite.
- Sit in front of favourite photo.
- Trigger camera to take a Selfie.
- If Selfie is hotter than favourite photo, remove favourite photo from frame and replace it with Selfie.
- Think of something.
- Think of something smaller.
- Think of something even smaller than that.
- Now, imagine it backwards.
- Think about Aram Saroyan.
- Take words that you like (nouns, adjectives, verbs) and group them according to how many sounds they have in common.
- Plug groups of words at random into short templates or truncated proverbs.
- Arrange the resulting poems on a blank page.
The only thing that gets drawn is a 10 pixel grey square, once every twelve days.
- Get up.
- Take a shower.
- Eat breakfast.
- Read the news.
Slide, shift, push, abrade. Subduct, fold, erode.
All artworks © 2015 by their respective artist.