Dan Torop is built a virtual stretch of the Bowery as it was in 1997. This follows years spent programming a physics-based interactive simulation of the ocean. Past computational endeavors include cellular automaton drawings, a machine that endlessly speaks heartfelt poetry, and the collaborative machinima film LoveDeath.
In his non-digital practice, Torop wanders light-struck landscapes in search of photographs; has curated the occasional exhibition; and has written for sundry stimulating publications. He lives in Brooklyn.