Consider 'A Mathematical Theory of Communication'

Oct 3, 2014

Casey Reas, detail of 'A Mathematical Theory of Communication'

UT's Landmarks public art program is dedicated to getting as much art as possible into public places on the University of Texas campus and around Austin. Over the past six years, they've put art in buildings and in outdoor spaces, with the goal of exposing people to art during their day-to-day lives. They're basically turning the UT campus into one big, free art museum.

Their latest installation will be unveiled inside the Gates Dell Computer Science Complex. Created by digital artist Casey Reas, A Mathematical Theory of Communication is a large mural that covers two large walls in the building's atrium. Reas met with professors and students in the Computer Sciences department to gather inspiration for the piece. 

A conceptual piece, which Computer Science Chair Bruce Porter likens to an artistic analog of a computer algorithm, is meant to tie in thematically with the already-installed sculptural works by Sol LeWitt on display at the Gates Dell Complex. Artist Casey Reas will be on hand for the a Q and A during the public unveiling of his work on October 10.

See the public unveiling of 'A Mathematical Theory of Communication' at the Gates Dell Complex.