“Volume of Voids: Artistic Visualizations of the Disequilibrium” presented by Zhang and Su


Session Title:

  • Datum – Data (full papers)

Presentation Title:

  • Volume of Voids: Artistic Visualizations of the Disequilibrium

Presentation Subtheme:

  • Symbiotic Organization




  • Volume of Voids is a series of art projects that visualize and materialize the voids between different beings under the regulation of social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. It consists of two major artworks: Volume of Voids I, which creates data sculptures that visualize and materialize the voids, and Vol II of Voids, which brings an interactive art experience that emphasizes the mobility of the space-between humans. The purpose of this work is to create an artistic and conceptual response to the impact of a historical pandemic on complex social networking systems by rethinking the space-between. This paper introduces the conceptual background, design methodology, and technical implementation of this series of work, including the discussions of speculative design framework on computational art, experimental data visualization, volumetric capturing, and 3d fabrication.