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To say that digital art is a trend would be an oversimplification. With Kristin Lucas' work on display at the And/Or, and artists such as Miranda July and Sandro Bocola gaining more and more attention for their digital pieces, it's tempting to think that art is going through a phase. In reality, art has always been a reflection of the world we live in, and as we become more and more reliant upon all things digital to interact with each other and take care of our daily routine, art will become more and more a reflection of that. Paul Slocum, who owns And/Or Gallery, uses his expertise in computer science to express his perspective on our increasingly digitized world. His latest exhibition, entitled More House, features video, canvas pieces, projections and software programs, running the gamut of the definition for digital art. The video piece promises to be fascinating and kitschy: Slocum posted a scene from an episode of Full House online and asked individuals to act it out themselves and send him the results. The end product is a loop of these re-enactments, compiled to produce a weird, stilted interpretation of a weird, stilted show. Another piece features computer software that should theoretically run into infinity, calculating all the digits of Pi and plugging them into a program that generates music. Slocum's view of the world around us runs at the Dunn and Brown Contemporary, 5020 Tracy St., through February 23. Visit
Jan. 27-Feb. 23, 2008