Scott Hessels
Since 2004
Works in Hong Kong Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Scott Hessels (b. 1958) is an American filmmaker, sculptor and media artist based in Hong Kong. His artworks span different media including film, video, online, music, broadcast, print, kinetic sculpture, and performance. His films have shown internationally and his new media installations have been presented in museum exhibitions focusing on technology as well as those presenting fine arts. His recognitions include patents for developed technologies, references in books and periodicals on new media art, and coverage in cultural media like Wired and Discover. He is currently an associate professor at The School of Creative Media in City University of Hong Kong and executive producer of the Extreme Environments Programme which organizes art/science expeditions to environmentally significant sites.
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Maya Animators Needed for Planetarium Artwork

Sun Mar 06, 2005 15:51

As a project in the UCLA Design/Media Arts department, we are creating an experimental artwork that will use planetariums as a new form of media experience. We’re producing a ‘night sky’ program that, instead of showing stars and planets, will show the various strata of man-made technologies in the sky above us. At any moment, there are 9000 planes, 6000 satellites, thousands of weather technologies, helicopters, and more. We hope to find the patterns in the data and look for the new 'constellations'. For example, each of those planes above us is showing a movie, what does 9000 movies flying through space above us look like?

This is a crazy, unique opportunity but the pay is very limited. The science community has been great getting us the accurate data, now we need some adventurous animators to help us visualize it.