Nathan Selikoff

Digital Awakening Studios
Orlando, FL, USA

I play with interactivity and motion in time and space: in the colorful swirls of abstract, mathematically generated forms; in the whimsical dancing of a giant cardboard marionette; and in the mysterious movement of light across musical performers.

Inspired by the behavior of systems, science, nature, and music, I combine computer code, traditional materials, and future technology to bring new ideas to life. As people of all ages interact with my art, I hope they experience the same curiosity and wonder that I do during the creative process.

Audiograms Explorer
25 x 25 x 25 cm
iPad app

Audiograms are visual encodings of one minute field recordings from my travels around the world. An Audiogram is a message from me to you, and from me to me – an artifact of remembrance, of being somewhere, of what it was like to be there at a particular place and time, and to listen.

Soundscapes that we often consider background – birds and rustling leaves, traffic, conversation, machinery – are brought into the foreground in this series of prints, videos and interactive experiences. I love being outside surrounded by nature, so the first four recordings I have chosen are all from the outdoors. My code analyzes the frequencies and volume of the sound using Fast Fourier Transforms, and uses that data to draw patterns into digital images. The resulting artworks are like fingerprints – each unique – and carry a resemblance of their natural roots.

I invite you to look and listen in a way you have not before.