(Or Sarah GHP for short.)
I am a designer, programmer, artist. These days I’m a masters student in the Integrated Digital Media program at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. (Check out my thesis site.) I like to explore the way technology and information are currently constructed and to imagine ways it could be different.
I have played with computers, art, and data at the School For Poetic Computation and the Office for Creative Research, and last autumn “Dot”, a data art piece, was part of the Medialounge NYC show at Westbeth. (The best feedback came from one of the organizers who said, “At first I thought this was going to be more stupid data shit, but it was actually really hypnotizing.”)
Artwise, I endeavor to create works that move away from an information-instrumental view of data and into an aesthetic exploration of experience. By moving away from strict data representation, I hope to provide an optional take on the kinds of relationship we can have with information in a computer-organized world — one that is less about perfection and completion and more about augmenting our humanity.
I also like to use technology to create emotional protheses for objects and people. And sometimes I mess around with programming languages, too.