Beneath the Surface I, 2015
3d print, printed poster, mixed media
Exhibited at Royal College of Art Work In Progress

Marco Polo once wrote tales about the trade of material goods and knowledge along the ancient Silk Road, if one digs a little deeper today new stories can be written about the Mining Belt in Mongolia. The display presents growing interest for untapped natural resources in Mongolia. Data parsing of statistics and visualization techniques can begin to weave together stories of change occurring in these remote landscapes. By translating the collected data to 3d , new layers are created to begin to understand the complexities and relevancyaround mining. By using data sets gathered from World Bank (a questionable source in itself), a few experiments were made to explore the possible material outputs of intangible numbers. Included in the experiments are image tests, a display of types of minerals and how much is available, and a 3d printed object using the collected data. 


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