1. Arts Brookfield Brings Marching Cubes to the Grace Building

w r Grace BuildingMarching Cubes at the W.R. Grace Building by artist Jesse Jackson, presented by Arts Brookfield

In the 1980s, researchers devised an algorithm for generating computer graphics from medical scan data. In this algorithm, was an underlying language of faceted cubes, aptly named Marching Cubes. Sculpture artist Jesse Colin Jackson has drawn from the original Marching Cubes Project to create Marching Cubes #18, which is an installation composed of over 1,000 components, 3-D printed from biodegradable plastic. More than 10,000 high-strength magnets connect the components into a sculptural form. You will notice that the surface of the sculpture is “interrupted,” revealing the interior connections that allow Marching Cubes to turn “the computational world into physical reality.”

Curated by Pari Nadimi, Marching Cubes will be on view through March 10, 2017 in the lobby of the Grace Building, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, enter on 42nd Street.

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