SIGGRAPH 2012 Art Gallery: In Search of the MiraculousÂ presents exceptional digital and technologically mediated artworks that explore the existence of wonderment, mystery, and awe in todayâ€™s world of mediating technologies and abundant data. Of the nearly 400 submissions, 12 were hand-picked by a jury to be exhibited at SIGGRAPH 2012, 5-9 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The jury included a wide range of artists, designers, technologists, and critics hailing from academia, industry, and the independent art world.
Osman Khan, SIGGRAPH 2012 Art Gallery Chair writes of A Planetary Order:
In what at first may look to be a common Earth globe, Callananâ€™s A Planetary Order makes a poetic statement by shifting our attention from the usual geographic information by voiding the usual terrestrial markings, and instead presents an immortalized ephemeral instant, eternalizing a fleeting moment shared by the global whole, giving us pause to reconsider what really matters in this world.