Token Art

Little Lyell Machines #147

Little Lyell Machines is a View-Master(TM) catalogue of fragments from a short and extreme 19th century mining boom in the inhospitable west coast wilderness of Tasmania. Each output is a generatively created snapshot of rubble, within which 12 remnant artifacts of the story are viewed in a zoomed-in sequence at each mouse click. The work explores how the many parts of an elaborate story - from keywords and concepts like air, land, and transport that become illuminating factors in the resulting works - can exist and be arranged through one algorithm.