Where Art & Technology Meet
Artist, Educator, Engineer
Taylor Hokanson is an Associate Professor of Art at Columbia College Chicago. His research practice explores the creative applications of computer-aided fabrication and the radical implications of the open source movement. Hokanson’s work can be found in traditional fine art exhibition venues, like Ars Electronica (Austria), SIGGRAPH (Vancouver), and ISEA (Hong Kong), and on more disruptive virtual platforms, such as Instructables, Github, Linkedin Learning, and the Opposable Thumbs podcast.
Fine With This: an Internet Controlled Flaming Sculpture
Inspired in equal measure by meme culture and global calamity, Fine With This consists of a series of monumental, cast iron letters that spell out the title of the work. FWT is perpetually aflame, and the audience can command it to exude great bursts of fire via Twitch streaming video chat. Indeed, the work is designed to be experienced both physically and virtually, promoting a conversation about armchair activism and the ways in which internet culture can have a concrete impact on real world events (e.g. pizzagate and the US Capitol insurrection).