Natural Rejection

Scientists have said that that over 99% of all life that ever lived has gone extinct.

Relatively little is known about this vast lineage—biological artifacts almost never survive the forces of time. What do we know about these forgotten organisms? What is their story, and how similar is it to our own?

Natural Rejection visualizes extinct species within the Tree Of Life Web Project's phylogenetic database, an open source archive of about 100,000 nodes. It is a study on impermanence, mortality salience, and information loss. 



2016  Culture Analytics. Los Angeles, CA
2015  IEEE VIS. Chicago, IL
2015  Open Sources. Santa Barbara, CA