I received my MFA this spring from Art Center College of Design’s Media Design Practices program. Before graduate school I worked on green infrastructure (green roofs, street-level rain capture), studied human geography at Dartmouth, and spent 18 years in rural Vermont.
I wrote a Processing sketch to pick the most saturated 150x150 pixel square out of an image and patternize it (flip horizontally and vertically to create seamless edges). I wanted to know if the most saturated point in an average street view, which I was equating with the focal point of the view, was advertising.
The results are generally validating to the thesis and visually appealing in their own right. The patterns show flowers, streets signs, advertising, traffic signals, the sky.
The originals are a mix of deliberately mundane photos I took myself, street views from google images, and images from google street view.