“GL_TEXEL();” consists of a parametric data sculpture that tells the story of the cities and people in the Middle East with a unique artistic approach. The main idea of “GL_TEXEL();” is to bring the 21st century approach to Data Mining in order to define new poetics of the space through new media arts to create a parametric data visualization that has intelligence, memory, and structure. Through a simulated graph, data feeds are the driver of the network that include a regional news traffic tracking algorithm, gathering regional information (news/broadcasts/published reports) throughout the Middle East. The graph has a light matter on its skin that can compute data and interact with the audience.
Beta version of implementation was on show to the public at Tehran Annual Digital Arts Expo.