Electronic Countermeasures, LLC’s co-founders were asked by Charles Long to create a number of original pieces for The Contemporary Austin’s CATALIN show. CATALIN looks at the destruction of our environment and what a possible post-human world might be through the lens of Object Oriented Ontology (OOO). Hovland and Martin worked together to produce 2 animated shorts, Lamentatio Solstalgia, for the facade of The Jones Center along with the Databerg series of data driven computational forms bearing resemblance to icebergs.
D7 – UNCERTAIN LEAN HOG OUTCOMES AND SEASONAL NOROVIRUS OUTBREAKS PUSH MOTORISTS TO DRIVE LESS AMIDST RISING CARBON EMISSIONS
Built with the following data: Annual Mean Growth Rate of CO2 at Mauna Loa (1960 – November 2013), Lean Hog Futures End of Day Settlement Prices (November 1983 – November 2013), Estimated Vehicle Miles Driven on All U.S. Roads in Trillions of Miles (1970 – 2013), Number of U.S. Deaths From Norovirus (1996 – 2009).
D5 – INVESTORS BULLISH ON FANTASY QUINOA DESPITE LACKLUSTER CRACKBERRY PERFORMANCE
Built with the following data: BlackBerry Ltd Stock Price (February 1999 – November 2013), U.S. Weighted Average Retail (Street) Price of Cocaine USD/Gram (1990 – 2010), Median Hollywood Fantasy Movie Budget in USD (1995 – 2012), U.S. Imports of Quinoa in Million Pounds/Year (2004 – 2013), Peruvian Quinoa Export Price USD/lbs (2008 – 2012).
D1 – NIKKEI’S GOLDEN MIDTERM SHARK TURNOUT
Built with the following data: Monthly Gold Price USD/Troy Ounce (October 1983 – October 2013), Nikkei Exchange Monthly Close Average (January 1984 – November 2013), Unprovoked Fatal Shark Attacks in U.S. Territorial Waters (Before 1900 – 2010), U.S. Midterm Election Voter Turnout (1962 – 2010).
D2 – ALL THE PRESIDENT’S ALABAMIAN DEER STRIKE GM WITH HYPERCRUDE
Built with the following data: Crude Oil Prices USD/Barrel (1861 – 2011), Alabama Hourly Distribution of Deer-Vehicle Collisions (DVCs) in Alabama, U.S. Presidential Election Voter Turnout (1932 – 2012), Cars Produced Per Year By General Motors (1998 – 2012).
D3 – BEARS ON IPHONES IN LAMBOS ATTACKS SOAR WHILE A SLIGHT DECLINE IN NINJAS PLAYS OUT
Built with the following data: Fatal North American Bear Attacks (1870 – 2013), Lamborghinis Sold Per Year (1991 – 2012), Percentage of Jobs Posted with “Ninja” as Attribute or in Job Description (2005 – 2013), Quarterly Global iPhone Sales (Q3 2008 – Q4 2013).
D4 – DEADLY CALIFORNIAN AND TEXAN DRIVERS BATTLE ROADS AND UNEMPLOYMENT AMIDST SEA LEVEL RISE
Built with the following data: Fatal Car Crashes in California (1994 – 2011), Fatal Car Crashes in Texas (1994 – 2011), Sea Level Rise Observations and Projections (1950 – 2100), U.S. Unemployment Rate For Ages 16 Years and Over (1948 – 2013).
D6 – THE IPV4 EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT CLOSES AS TEMPS AND TAKEDOWNS PLAGUE NETIZENS WHO TAKE SOLACE IN STABILIZING LEGOS
Built with the following data: Geoff Huston IPv4 Rundown Projection for American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) (2008 – 2015), Real Price Per LEGO Piece in USD (1990 – 2012), Global Warming Temperature Rise Observations and Projections (1900 – 2100), URLs Requested To Be Removed From Google Search Per Week (2011 – November 2013).
Installation Views of LAMENTATIO SOLSTALGIA at The Austin Contemporary
The building facade includes a speaker array that wraps the building facade allowing the soundtrack to be heard at street level.
Of course the animated shorts themselves.