Art, Technology, and Education

  • Network Buddha 21 Grand

  • Network Buddha 21 Grand Gallery View

  • TVOT at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

  • TVOT at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

  • NightLight Garden Party - Microclimate Collective - SOMArts

  • NightLight Garden Party - Microclimate Collective - SOMArts

Network Buddha

Network Buddha

Network Buddha debuted as part of the show “Pictures for Paik” at 21 Grand in Oakland CA in 2010. It is an homage and update to Nam June Paik’s TV Buddha. It features two repurposed iMacs running slideshows scraped from repeated Google searches. One machine plays the images as they appear in the search results. The other reprocesses the images in moving ASCII text. Between the computers sits Buddha, bathed in the light of the screens. Network Buddha offers the viewer an unexpected opportunity for meditation in the midst of technology, observing an encounter between eastern deity and western media.

This work has been featured in other shows, including TV of Tommorow  at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2011, and Night Light at SOMArts in 2012.

A short excerpt video of the screen videos.