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PanGenerator is a new media art & design collective based in Warsaw, Poland, founded by Piotr Barszczewski, Krzysztof Cybulski, Krzysztof Goliński and Jakub Koźniewski. Since 2010 the group creates unique projects exploring new means of creative expression and interaction with the audience.

At Forward Festival 2019 they will show their installation hash2ash, an interactive installation that turns selfies into pile of ash.

 

The installation consist of the display that prompts you to take a selfie on your phone, which it renders in digital particles on its large 1×1 meter screen. Then a moment later, your face scatters and falls apart and the real black gravel starts to fall at the bottom of the screen in perfect synchrony with the digital simulation. Gradually a dark mound builds up at the foot of the construction.

 

“We don’t want our digital lives to fade away.
If we want to preserve them, we need to make sure that the digital
objects we create today can still be rendered far into the future”

 

– Vint Cerf, former vice president of Google

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