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Infinity Gliders

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posted on 2008-05-21, 00:00 authored by AnnMarie Cernoch
The idea of infinity is a personal belief. While researching how artists and scientists visualize the concept of infinity, I have found very few variations. The most popular rendering is the mathematical infinity symbol, which is well understood by most people and artists. However, I believe infinity is a more of a never-ending void. Using my own beliefs and research on the concept of infinity, I have created an intimate atmosphere of robotic creatures moving through an illusion of never-ending, multi-dimensional space. This image is a still shot from the original physical sculpture that I created using a two-way mirror and a glass mirror to perpetuate an infinite trail of images. The project is a tangible representation of spatial infinity: small mirror-climbing robots represent the hypothetical life existing in between the physical world and the infinite void of space. Currently, a high-definition documentation video of this piece is being displayed on an ultra high-resolution tiled display system at UIC’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory.


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First place award 2008 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, May 2-30, 2008. Finalist images on exhibition in Richard J. Daley Library, May 2-30, 2008.

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