Looking Outwards 02

Jean-Pierre Hebert, TimeStamps, 2009.

This is a piece of generative art by Jean-Pierre Hebert, a generative artist. His website/blog contains artwork in order (“structured like a book”). Many of the works on the website are organized by date (and sometimes not named in any other way), and he created the above work by seeding the algorithm with the current time: jumping off the idea of artwork being named with a time-stamp, here is artwork whose identity stems entirely from a time-stamp. I found this to be an amusing idea, as well as an illustration of the strange liberties generative artists can take with their work.


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