Data collection on our lives is one of the obtrusive realities of the modern world but Laurie Frick, an artist with a tech background, sees taking ownership of that data as a positive way. To better understand our lives, Frick turns data into abstract portraiture. She began measuring her daily actions at Quantified Self, a website where people can self- track their experiences but she ultimately created and launched her own App, Frickbits. Using the collected data, it becomes the "mother board' for the work. Lasercut rendering are actual and precise data using geolocation gathered in a week, a day or a month, ultimately interpreting the quantitative data into visual representation. Overall, the images are abstract and yet they function as almost a textbook depiction of data. The combo presents an explosive marriage of number and image, of science and art.
Frickbits App is a free App available at the App store: http://www.frickbits.com
Frick's work is included in major museum collections. She lives and works between Austin, TX and New York, NY
Courtesy of Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA