Datagrove / Nataly Gattegno and Jason Kelly Johnson

Commissioned by ZERO1 and the San Jose Public Art Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts

Datagrove thrives on information from its urban environment. It renders invisible data and atmospheric phenomena into variable intensities of light and sound. It provides shelter and a place of calm to contemplate data streams from sources near and far. The grove’s luminescent fibers gently sway with the breeze and respond to the proximity of visitors with quiet whispering sonic undulations. Datagrove is a mysterious and meditative space woven into the rich fabric of San Jose’s South First Street SoFA district and nested in the beautiful California Theater Courtyard. As one drifts deeper, the grove gradually reveals flowing patterns in cadence with data transmissions both random and meaningful.

Project team includes Ripon DeLeon, Osma Dossani, Jonathan Izen, and David Spittler.

The project will be on display in the
California Theater Courtyard,
345 S. 1st Street, San Jose from
September 12-December 8, 2012 
Free and open to the public

Nataly Gattegno and Jason Kelly Johnson

live and work in San Francisco, CA

Artist website


Future Cities Lab is an experimental design and research office based in San Francisco, California. Design principals Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno have collaborated on a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of architectural design with advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, responsive building systems and public space.