Ryan Hoover


The 2200 Series is an exploration of the networks that define and locate an individual socially, geographically, and otherwise, with a particular focus on the networks that function via digital means. These pieces look to 1960's mainframe computers as the antecedents of our contemporary situation, and explore overlaps with modernist furniture suites which themselves generate and exist within their own network. Each piece functions as a computer, retrieving web-based data about an individual and displaying this information in the piece. With this abstract information grounded in a tangible object, the viewer is able to reflect upon these networks in a new way.