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The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Artist Gallery

Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson has been interested in the relationship between art and science all his life. He has always maintained an appreciation for the presence of science in art as well as a little art in science. An early exposure to electronic music fuelled this philosophy and played a strong role in his later interest in electrical engineering.

His first real foray into artistic expression in the 1990s was the medium of white light holography, which he found challenging and enjoyable. For the last five years he has been working with an even more unusual medium involving the taming of extremely high voltage effects. His "Shockfossil" Lichtenberg figures are created by the interaction of a high energy electron beam with thick pieces of transparent acrylic plastic. The process requires millions of volts however, and access to the required particle accelerator limits his production work to at most two days a year.

You can watch a video of the production process on Youtube.

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Artwork: Dragonfly