Lee Montgomery  

Married Man, Natasha Caruana, 2008

Married Man

Natasha Caruana

Illluminated acrylic sculpture of a red-lit person holding a book

The Reader

Stanza

Still Lifes and Oscillators 1, Ben Garrod, 2012. Paint

Still Lifes and Oscillators 1

Ben Garrod

Five 3D printed pale yellow shell-like objects

Lifestreams

Proboscis

Transmission series

Transmission One and Transmission Two

Dan Hett

Six Years of Mondays, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Six Years of Mondays

Thomson & Craighead

person in white wearing a sci-fi helmet with lots of protrusions

Quasar-2A

Field

Weather Gauge, Thomson & Craighead, 2009

Weather Gauge

Thomson & Craighead

Three Hundred and Sixty Seconds, Dan Hett, 2016. Algorithmically generated live coding production stills (from an ongoing series)

Three Hundred and Sixty Seconds

Dan Hett

Corruption, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Corruption

Thomson & Craighead

Listening to Shetland Wool, Felicity Ford, 2013. Interactive online aporee sound map

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code

Felicity Ford

20Hz, Semiconductor, 2011. HD + HD 3D single channel video. 05.00 minutes

20Hz

Semiconductor

Fairytale for Sale, Natasha Caruana, 2011

Fairytale for Sale

Natasha Caruana

The Doffing Misstress Takes a Stroll, David Littler, 2016. Participatory installation. Piano player, paper scores, materials for contribution

The Doffing Mistress Takes a Stroll

David Littler

Mini Rugs and their Friends

Mini Rugs and their Friends

Riitta Oittinen

Gallery installation of multiple photos

The Longest and Darkest of Recollections

Liz Orton

The Clandestine Purse, Natasha Caruana, 2008

The Clandestine Purse

Natasha Caruana

Re-knitting 'tester' Jumper, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2013. Hacked knitted garment

Re-knitting ‘tester’ jumper

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Pillars of Hercules, James Brooks, 2014

Pillars of Hercules

James Brooks

Circular blue, black and white inverted image of tree

Inverted Night Sky

Jeronimo Voss

Gallery photo of someone in a VR helmet viewing artwork

Substance – A whole history of hollows and reliefs

Phil Coy

Punchcard Economy, Sam Meech, 2013. ODI: 3.5 x 0.5m knitted banner, FutureEverything: 5 x 3m knitted banner & knitting machines

Punchcard Economy

Sam Meech

Photo of multi story wooden tower

A Machine for Living

James Coupe

Metrography, Benedikt Groß & Bertrand Clerc, 2012. Print on aluminium

Metrography

Benedikt Groß and Bertrand Clerc

Canal Observatory

AusBlau

Dystopian digital city landscape

Cover designs for William Gibson’s Neuromancer trilogy

Daniel Brown

photo of sensor hanging in a darl room with two screens

Measure for Measure for Measure

David Gauthier

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001, Stanza, 2012. Perspex, Arduino, electronic components, internet connection

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001

Stanza

Installation photo of red frame, number display and construction

53°32’.01N, 003°21’.29W, from the Sea

David Gauthier

black and white image of booklet called Daemons of the Shadow World

Daemons of the Shadow World

Giles Lane

image of pylon-like communications tower inverted white out of red

http://s33.820180e151.184813.com.au

Evan Roth

Voyager (Micromégas), Thomson & Craighead, 2013

Voyager (Micromégas)

Thomson & Craighead

KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook, Felicity Ford, 2014. Crowd-funded publication

KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook

Felicity Ford

image of a screen with four chairs each with a ventriloquists half-masks hanging above each

Recruitment Goes Wrong

Thomson & Craighead

Watching the Watchers, James Bridle, 2013. Multiple mounted colour prints

Watching the Watchers

James Bridle

The spectrum of re-knitting treatments, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2012. Digital print on paper

The spectrum of re-knitting treatments

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Flipped Clock, Thomson & Craighead, 2008

Flipped Clock

Thomson & Craighead

Photo of The Promises Machione a wooden display with embedded screen

The Promises Machine

Rachel Jacobs

image of screen and aerials in gallery

Open Space Observatory

Kei Kreutler and Libre Space Foundation

balck and white photo of sign in countryside landscape

50.080697, -5.694138

Evan Roth

Close up of lightbulbs from The Future artwork

The Future

Alicia Eggert and Safwat Saleem

image of black and white animation on a screen of women and a wire fence

There Are Worlds Out There They Never Told You About

Jackie Karuti

Image of computer generated object in natural woodland

Shifting

Katriona Beales

kinetic artwork of a circular wooden base and brass arches with a small brass seasaw with a weight

Allusive Protocols (prototypes)

Julie Freeman

multicoloured cartoon collage with 3D rendered large golden hand

Unauthorised Copy

Antonio Roberts

{poem}.py

{poem}.py

Pip Thornton

Re-knitting step by step guide, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2012. Digital prints on paper

Re-knitting step by step guide

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Image of ghostly woman on black background (CIPHER artwork)

CIPHER

Katriona Beales

Twenty Thousand Seconds, Dan Hett, 2016. Algorithmically generated live coding image film (from an ongoing series)

Twenty Thousand Seconds

Dan Hett

Listening to Shetland Wool

Felicity Ford

Screen capture of multi-coloured digitally generated flowers

Flowers

Daniel Brown

Forkbomb, Alex McLean, 2001. Perl script computer code with paper output

Forkbomb

Alex McLean

abstract sculpture in blue and pale pink

Public Protection, Private Collection

Felicity Hammond

Image of an illuminated digital fountain dark blue on black background

Fountain

Katriona Beales

Black and white abstract image

Shadows of the State

Lewis Bush

Rates for the Job, Sam Meech, 2016. Order form and performative contractual exchange action 

Rates for the Job

Sam Meech

Data as Culture - Art that uses data as a material

Stupidity Tax explores our fascination with prediction and gambling against the epic failure of the vast majority of all lottery players. For the year 2015, Lee analysed data sets of historical winning Powerball Lottery numbers in the US and developed data visualisations to create future predictive ‘wins’. For an entire year he kept a blog of all the numbers he played, and the visualisations, sonifications and philosophy he created to generate those numbers. The blog also includes a running commentary which takes us through his rollercoaster of emotion; from wry disdain to hope, sadness and disappointment and, at times, despair at the compulsive grip of the activity. He muses on the possibility that he will win in the future and create a time machine to plant numbers for himself in the past.

For the UK version of the work, Lee is using the entire dataset of past National Lottery figures, and predicting new ones with different analysis techniques each week. Follow stupiditytax.tumblr.com for Lee’s 2018 predictions.

Graphic design and wall layout of ODI installation by Adrian Philpott