silica

Vladimir Todorovic

Silica-esc

Abstract:

SILICA-ESC is a generative movie that portrays possible computing platform for the future. The story takes place in Singapore, where the decision about massive production of the new computing platform – SILICA-ESC is about to be made. The protagonists challenge the emerging supercomputer with issues like: class segregations, rules of art making, and spirituality. These questions seem like they are very important for the future developments of the global IT sector. Also, they are considered to be the most difficult ones and challenging for the super computer. But, SILICA-ESC responds with ease. By emitting audio, visual and scent impulses, she mesmerizes her first public users. The movie is created by writing code and designing a software environment, which can generate high number of variations and visual material in short periods of time. All the visual material is generated by working with computer language Processing. While doing this movie, the author worked with a variety of supercomputer clusters and High Performance Computing systems consisting of high number of processors. This movie remixes works of Jean Luc Godard (Weekend), Velimir Khlebnikov (Radio of the Future), Fyodor Dostoyevsky(Notes from the Underground), and Caspar David Friedrich (artist’s quotes).

Biography:

Vladimir Todorovic works with code and generative systems that enable him to communicate some of his ideas in variety of cinematographic media. By writing computer code, he produces narrative structures that he calls generative movies. His projects were exhibited and showcased at events including: Ars Electronica, ISEA2010, 40th and 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rencontres Internationales 09, Videoformes, ICA Singapore, ISEA09, ISEA08, Enter3, Wired NextFest, Dislocate07, ISEA06, Siggraph 06, Transmediale 05, File 2004, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Machinista, Entermutlimediale 2, WRO 05, Museum of Contemporary Arts Belgrade, etc; and reviewed at: Wired, New Scientist, Gamasutra, Futures-labs, Neural.it, Selectparks.net, Turbulence, Artmagazine, Remont, Danas, etc. Recently, he served as the chair of Ludic Interfaces theme at ISEA08.