Axiom & Simulation2011
In digital culture we are constantly transforming elements of our physical environment into abstract non-physical versions. These transformations often take the form of photography, video, advertisements, and virtual environments. Through these vehicles of transformation, the original referent can become clouded and distant. When the captured, calculated, or composed representation is compared to its real counterpart or source, often an arbitrary and disconnected relationship is revealed in which there is very little or no physical or visual connection at all thus resulting in questions of definition: data vs. object. These perceptual transformations generate a parallel reality without an original referent. Axiom & Simulation explores these copies with no definitive source.
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