Plan Your Experience

Brian Skalak

Title: Emergence

Location: 650 Nicollet Avenue

On display until: September 8, 2017

Both the complex geometries of individual snowflakes and life itself exhibit the concept known as emergence - where properties of a system are that of the whole and not of each component.

What you are watching now is emergence in action.

As our technologies continue to grow and change, the rise of the sentient machine is no longer just a trope of science fiction, but just another emergent property waiting its turn.

Brian Skalak wears many hats both literally and figuratively. He spends most of his time creating novel visual experiences and interactions that teeter on the verge of bizarre. He is curious about light and its properties and looks for ways to make people believe in impossible things.