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Future : Potential :: Potential : Future is a data-driven project that explores environmental loss through a digital archive.
Each installation is created from approximately 500 of the top served Google Image results for various endangered environments around the world: the Great Barrier Reef, the Dead Sea, the Patagonia Ice Shelf, among others. The results are aggregated into a single image which is then reprocessed using an algorithm that breaks down the composite image and rearranges its component pixels by hue.
The resulting output is a contemporary landscape of pixels reminiscent of an autostereogram—almost as if to ask the viewer “what future can you see?”