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The Shaping Grows

The Shaping Grows

04/17/2013 to 09/30/2013

The Shaping Grows, developed by cinema artists-in-residence Semiconductor, is a computer-generated animation of a subterranean cavern, brought to life through seismic data. Beautiful mineral crystals chaotically emerge and evolve according to the natural resonance of our shifting planet. These manifestations reveal atomic structures in their rawest form, providing a window into the makeup of the physical world, where simple shapes come together to create intricate and complex formations. Here, Semiconductor draws a parallel between these basic molecular structures and the building blocks of the digital world, a world that has become the prism through which we increasingly experience reality. Seismic data of recent earthquake activity from around the world is converted into sound, providing a soundscape of the earth in a state of flux.