Dark Matters Dictionary

Selected exerts of terms I (Tristan Sauer) contributed to the 2020 Dark Matters Dictionary, hosted by the SFPC. Created through the duration of May-July 2020. 

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Gods and Monsters

Nanyang Technological University

Created for the 15 ft Nexus Screen on NTU Campus in Singapore, Gods and Monsters proposes two conflicting ideas for what could be the origins of our universe

Media Art Nexus Screen

Singapore

University of Kent

Waves

England

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Good Boy

Good Boy is a voice control robot dog. Fitted out with the finest laser cut body and 3D printed attachments around. He can sir, go play, come and rollover. More commands to come.

CRJU - Speakers Corner

Ryerson University

Student Learning Center & Podium Building

Inspired by the popular show of the same name "Speakers Corner", CJRU's Speakers Corner allows Students to record their own stories in a vintage style phone booth. Stories are collected and turned into a weekly podcast streamed on CJRU radio.

Toronto

HALO

HALO is a data visualized and controlled sensory ring of lights. Live data collected from the weather (temperature, humidity, light, and windspeed) outside, or anywhere in the world, affect the visual display of the light.  

STORM (Chrysalism) 

Chrysalism - "the amniotic tranquillity of being indoors during a thunderstorm"

STORM (Chrysalism) simulates one of nature's most chaotic phenomena and captures it in a space where it can be interacted with without fear. Feel the moisture in the air, hear the roaring thunder, witness the blinding lightning. Enter Chrysalism  

Maker Faire 2018

Toronto Reference Library

Toronto

While the World Watched

Instagram

While the World Watched is part 1/2 of a larger piece titled Thoughts and Prayers (coming soon).

 

While the world watched is documentation of mass shootings on American soil. Each clock volleys between the start and the end of a mass shooting in the USA. Their times, location, and death total are available in the description. Follow the link below to view the entire project

https://www.instagram.com/whiletheworldwatched/ 

Thoughts and Prayers

"Time is relative and time is referential. Frozen at their moments of conception sit 10 of America's deadliest mistakes. Reanimating and reliving their fractured moments, forever imprinted in time"

 

10 clocks frozen at the start times of the 10 deadliest school shootings in American history (to date). They volley between their start and end times, perpetually reliving their stories.