Eric Rieper - Selected Works Portfolio

  • madebynumbers
  • weevmee
  • functionalembrace
  • wakeupwiththeworld
  • embraceobjects1-3
  • hold
  • eyeswithoutafacebook
  • together
  • legendlegend
  • ithappeneddoc
  • PAVE
  • embrace05
  • itconnectsus
  • formrendered
  • embracesmother
  • composites
  • mindseye
  • music
Made By Numbers


Problem —
How could we tell a story of our company’s success in 2014 in a non-traditional, artistic way? How could we inspire clients and peers with the unconventional design methodologies at the core of our agency?

Design Solution —
“Made By Numbers” is a project that uses our company’s own 2014 data to generate a unique, artistic output representing our brand. We mined a year of HUSH’s data and used it to design a physical / interactive sculpture. Weekly work habits, project flow, productivity and other narratives of the agency all acted as the design input for the form of this sculpture.

Result —
“Made By Numbers” represents a design methodology that translates data into form. The 5′ high sculpture is physical and interactive (sound, light). The form expresses the year-in-the-life of our agency, showing changes over time. The piece can also be “played” via a simple hand movement up or down, releasing 52 sonic chords and light effects – all tied to the data. Together, the sculpture (to be featured in an upcoming gallery show), a run of 250 limited posters featuring the sculpture, and the case study video about our process, told our 2014 story.ctional Embrace display of Wake Up With the World will cache activity over the course of the exhibition and compose a constantly updating piece of music of that week.

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Project at Hush Studios, OpenFrameworks, OpenCV, Arduino, Ableton Live

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