visualize social systems
Delta_Ark Studio creates digital installations for groups seeking to enact new forms of local ecological stewardship, cooperative ownership and decentralized governance.
Delta_Ark has created work on behalf of Occupy Providence, Building #13 Squat in Rhode Island, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Biome Arts, Wetland, and Swale. You can join Delta_Ark’s digital community and support our work here.
& amplify them
Delta_Ark interviews group members and scrapes social data, then remixes 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 identity and values while also providing a description of what it is like to engage with their social and political practices.
El Kalinov (Founder): 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): 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.
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.