Ulysses Pascal is a doctoral student of design theory, infrastructure studies and economic anthropology at UCLA's department of Information Studies.
Automated Futures traces the route of a specialty fiber optic cable used for algorithmic high frequency trading. Assembled from video and audio recordings taken from between July 4th and July 21st, 2013, Automated Futures embeds the austere post-human vision of finance within a physical context—the landscape of the rust belt’s decaying industrial economy. www.automatedfutures.net (runtime 47 min)
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For this peice I invented a CMYK Laser toner transfer process to print images from billboard advertisments onto dried and pressed oleander flower petals—flowers known both for their ubiqutious use in freeway medians and for their toxicity. The transfers are presented in an SD card jewel case.
Exhibited at Wild Rose in Los Angeles, CA (2015)
NM-378 a.k.a. Errors
A collection of google map errors and glitches archived and assembled by Alix Vollum and Ulysses Pascal in 2013.