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Johnny DiBlasi

Johnny DiBlasi

area: Digital Art

Key Facts




Digital Art



recommending institution

Fulbright Austria

time period

March 2021 - April 2021

Johnny DiBlasi’s interdisciplinary arts practice exists at the intersection of art, science, and technology and explores various processes and forms. He works with computational media, data, networks, and electronics to create large-scale, interactive installations that fuse site-specific data structures into a physical architecture. The artist is interested in the complex relationships between our landscape and its networked technologies. Through various works, he explores the aesthetic possibilities of data gathered in real time and how these aesthetic experiences can connect an audience to the pulse of the landscape in which they coexist. DiBlasi exhibits his works and installations nationally and internationally.

DiBlasi is Assistant Professor of Scientific Visualization and Digital Media in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Iowa State University. He earned an MFA from the Photographic and Electronic Media program at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Prior to that he received a BFA in Photography and Digital Media, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Houston. DiBlasi teaches studio courses in video, web design, creative coding and interactive media. In 2011 he co-founded the artist collective {exurb}, a group of artists and engineers, whose practice utilizes various media to realize large-scale works. Recently, he initiated a new collaboration named Phylum which brings together other artists and researchers working at the intersection of science and technology. Prior to teaching, DiBlasi worked as a photographer and web designer.

Project info

Transcoded Ecologies is a creative project that investigates areas of biodata, digital networks, and computer-generated sound and light. These broad topics will be addressed through experimentation and production of a new artwork as well as the technology that makes the work possible. The proposed project will involve the development and the installation of an artwork that uses biosensors to gather data from local microclimates and translate it various forms of audio and visual output. The project explores the aesthetics of data and of the site’s electronic infrastructure in order to create an expression of this information into generative light and sound.

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