Nick Lally is interested in digital media, collaboration, participation, radical political theory, space, mathematics, education, bicycles, and friendship. Born in Eugene, OR, he currently lives and works in Oakland, CA. This summer he completed a residency at ACRE in Wisconsin.
“I am currently working on drawings which represent my faithful attempts to draw precise mathematical patterns by hand based on a simple set of rules, analogous to a computer algorithm. Tiny imperfections reverberate across the page as the length and placement of each line affects all of its neighbors, a testament to the imprecision of my hand. I then wrote a computer program which mimics the hand drawn pattern by creating intentional algorithmic imperfections in the drawing of the pattern. This work is concerned with the expressive possibilities of computing when placed in feedback loops with analog processes.”