An interview with one of the Northwest Coast’s emerging digital art prodigies, Justin Totemical, on invention, inspiration, and the spiritual quest.
Mood rings are so 70s. Now we have advanced electric biometrics that can quantify and aggregate an audience’s feelings, making plain our inner worlds in an amplifying feedback loop where rooms respond in real-time to their own emotions graphed on silver screens before them. Market studies move too slowly.
In the mind, sound is not so neatly sectioned off from space, touch, words, or image. One bleeds into the next, slipping and sliding in a spiral of associations. Digital media has already begun to reflect qualities of consciousness that had been beyond the means of artists to capture. In coming years, this will only accelerate.