DIGITAL, GRAPHIC, AND LITERARY AMPLIFICATION OF PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL PROJECTS
Since 2011, Delta_Ark has tracked and amplified the rise of progressive groups in the United States that work on fair housing and ecological advocacy.
Delta_Ark interviews members of these groups and scrapes their social data, remixing this information into poetic prose that is displayed alongside a custom-built animated logo.
These site-situated literature-heavy logos inform outsiders about the group’s values while also providing a description of what it is like to engage with its social and political practices.
Delta_Ark is exploring several new technologies (webAR, lidar-scanning and machine learning) for new projects on 21st century sovereignty (migration, regeneration villages and crypto nations).
You can join Delta_Ark’s active digital community and support network here. You can follow Delta_Ark via twitter, instagram and github; on those sites, you’ll see many of Delta_Ark’s current experiments.
A HIGHLY SKILLED TEAM OF HACKERS, ARTISTS, AND WRITERS
El Kalinov (Founder, Creative Director): El graduated from Brown with an MFA in Digital Literature, was an Eyebeam-Buzzfeed Fellow in SF and practices a semiotic mercerenary lifestyle.
Petrus (Studio Manager, Writer/Editor): Petrus graduated with an MFA in Poetry from Brown, and is currently writing a novel about a brothel on Mars.
Milan KS (Artist, UXUI Designer): Milan graduated from the NYU Game Center and currently produces games about the nature of thought.
Xiaohan (Graphics Developer): Han was a developer for a variety of Bay Area tech companies and currently is creating software for distributed collaboration.
William (Data Scientist, Ecologist): Will works for Stamen Labs in San Francisco focusing on environmental and ecological data and machine learning.
Son Kit (Experience Consultant, Community Manager): Kit is getting their graphic design MFA at RISD, and is developing the canon of Korean-American Science-Fiction.
Welz (Publicity, Education): Welz is currently studying art, technology, politics and educational systems across the EU with a special focus on the future of the museum.