My work uses technology and social mediums to create a dialog through a framework wherein non-artists can discuss and further this dialog about how they, as a group, relate to the contemporary arts. These projects coalesce as experiences which relate the viewer to the producer.

Each of my interactive generative works explores myself as curator of the art generated by computer algorithms. The computer art I create uses generative algorithms and small, random variations to develop unique views; I have written the system, but it is the computing device, together with the viewers, which apply their own ‘creativity’ into the creation of what is seen. Altering just a few key variables can have drastic affects visually, just as people are connected but infinitely varied.

There is beauty in these small differences, these small moments, these defining characteristics and in how we communicate with technology.


Wayne Madsen is a new media artist and educator specializing in algorithmic practices and human computer interactions. He earned his MFA at the CADRE New Media laboratory. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Japan Media Arts Festival, Videomedja Festival, and shortlisted for the Lumen Prize. He currently teaches new media and web design at Indiana University, Kokomo and resides in Indiana, USA.