Life on a Chip – Tullio – 2015
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This Particular pieces seems to close your attention to the black and white , rather than the color, which is what makes this piece very interesting. Also the different colors are different every time they are separated by the black and white border, but I would have rather see a different shape of the black and white because it is just a still piece of art. I would like to see images, stuff or ideas that are shown with shapes. A circle and a square are very vague images.
This picture is very organized. The name “Life on a Chip” makes me think how America wants us to live. All the little lines in the picture makes me wonder how we must follow what someone else tells us to do. Instead of doing what we want to do.
This image reminds me of a microcomputer chip. The center can represent the information that is stored, and the lines towards the outside can resemble the pins that connect to a PCB. I see the colors as being the life, which can be the information stored on the chip. If I was to view this piece without knowing the name I feel that I would view the image as a target, such as a dartboard. I see a target because of the circle layers towards the center and the square layers towards the sides.
I don’t know why, but this piece kind of reminds me of a tapestry or something. I think it is because the piece looks very symmetrical and has a border around it.
To me this seems like a fusion of a microchip and a cell from a living animal. It is as if within the cell’s nucleus, DNA was transcribing into RNA-like energy waves, and emerging from the nucleus in order to build proteins that emerge from the cell to form other structures. At the same time, it is living energy driving the microprocessor to perform its functions and spread them throughout a living machine. It appears to be a fusion of biology and computer science. This briefly discusses the relationship between organic life and man-made technologies.
I’m not sure what the title is a reference to- maybe a computer chip? But the piece as a whole looks like a very dark and very saturated wall hanging. Like a rug or a quilted blanket. This is something that would be amazing massive. It just feels like it belongs on a wall. It is kind of spacey also. Because the colors are so bright and vivid it looks like it could be a fairy light arrangement seen from above. It is very organized.
The outermost blue border I’m particularly enamored with. Some of the shapes inside the boarder make it look like there is a coded message all along the border.
Besides all those things it also looks like a circuit board and it’s really just neat how many totally different things this looks like it could be.
I looked at this piece before looking at the name and the first thing that came to my mind was a chip, a computer chip. A very complicated and detailed piece of machinery, every dot, every color, and every detail give the piece that feeling of electricity, the feeling i get when i see a computer chip.
Immediately I thought of “glyph” and depending on how you look at it, I do not think I was too far off. Glyphs are used to represent letters for ideas and concepts and expressions. The blue square outline looks like a set of runes. Since it is titled “Life on a Chip” perhaps that is where all the technical knowledge is stored.
At first glance, this piece seemed like another fusion of two particularly different aspects of the world, which it is. This time, it is a fusion of technology and life, more specifically, how life with technology can be very rigid and structured. Much like the computer chip after which the image is named, it has a very definite structure. This is something that technology does to our lives, and represents what may happen in the future, as well. That is a further fusion of technology and life, which is already starting to occur.
I like this piece for several reasons. First, I really like the contrast between the colors of the design itself and the background. Secondly, I see a perfect balance of order and disorder in the artwork, as the larger geometrical shapes have well defined borders, but the smaller objects that make them up are non-homogeneous and asymmetrical.
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