Studio professor Kristin Lucas launched a new work commissioned by Solar Protocol, a web platform hosted across a network of solar-powered servers set up in different locations around the world. Sun Thinking is a group exhibition that brings together artists, writers, and researchers to explore the qualities and logics of solar power and solar powered computing networks. It presents a collection of network-based artworks, games, texts, and interviews and is the first exhibition project to be hosted on the Solar Protocol network.

“Peckish” is an interactive generative browser-based animation, in which a range of urban birds inhabit procedurally generated environments on different servers, and occasionally seek nourishment from objects and organisms they encounter. True to its name, the work scrimps on energy expenditure by enforcing a no-media approach to web design inspired by the resilience and resourcefulness of city-dwelling birds.

Check out the commission here. "Peckish" is a collaborative work by Kristin Lucas and Joe McKay, co-programmed using p5.js.

May 11, 2023
Faculty & Staff
Studio Art