Moore’s Law (suspended)
Low fire ceramic, braided filament 11 ft x 16 ft x 8 ft
Post Silicon (floor)
Low fire ceramic, oxides, steel trash cans 37 in x 70 in x 28 in
Accelerating Returns addresses the consumer’s role in the ever-increasing speed of technological development and critiques humanity’s desire for, and dependency on, technology.. Consumer demand is both driving and responding to the rapid release of high-tech products.
In 1965, Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, demonstrated that technology grows at an exponential rather than linear rate. Moore’s forecast is that technology will reach a level of sophistication at which it will self-update and advance at an incomprehensible rate. Corresponding to the rate of technological growth, for the millennial gen- eration, the perception of time between newly released and obsolete has shortened drastically. Relatively young programs and devices are rapidly dated to the point of evoking nostalgia.
The arrangement of suspended devices in Moore’s Law is based on the graph Moore constructed to illustrate the drastic rise in the number of transistors in integrated circuits over the past forty years. Post Silicon depicts the same objects in a future that is warped or distorted, where we view them as being severely outdated and older than they actually are.
Though influenced by data visualization artists and new media, this work is constructed in traditional sculpture materials. Employing a primal material and low-tech methods to replicate contemporary technological items and ideas creates an ironic duality.