About the Artist
Polis is a tech forward installation group based in Austin, Texas. With backgrounds in different fields of engineering, technology, and art, we strive to make the usually esoteric and arcane available to the general public. We want to use our diverse skill sets to create unique, innovative, and immersive experiences for the communities we live in.
Polis is an Austin-based tech forward, interactive installation group focused on making the esoteric and arcane accessible to the general public. We want to use our diverse skill sets to create unique, innovative, and immersive experiences for the communities we live in. Our goal is to alleviate the universal helplessness of feeling like you can’t do anything new. To us, the problem is twofold and stems from the corporate mindset that has managed to engulf our society over the last century. The first is creative brain drain: those who possess the talent to create but are shoveled away, forced to exhaust their mental energy making marginal feature improvements for a quick buck. The second is forced homogeneity: when risk is disincentivized, it creates a landscape of copycats; from architecture to cell phones. This predicament creates the mindset of “how can I learn to create if I cannot see creation?” With backgrounds in engineering, art, and everything in-between we have the technical know-how to create exciting projects, and aim to use this ability to inspire others to do the same. We seek to permute on the currently accepted ideas of what should exist in order to initiate a conversation of what could exist. Defying the notion that new and challenging ideas are shunned by sharing our own, we will show that individuals have the autonomy to create by giving them an example.