Artist-made Frickbits free app is now available

Frickdits — the free iPhone app created by Austin artist Laurie Frick —  is now live and free via or the App Store.

Frickbits tracks a user’s location data and draws patterns of where you’ve traveled with colorful cubes derived from Frick’s watercolor drawings.

Frickbits utilizes the most basic of today’s data-collecting: the location data gathered by the Apple iPhone operating system

“It’s already happening, whether you realize how much your data is collected or not,” says a self-described data artist. “Why not take control of it? And create art from it?”

Read a feature story of Frick, her art and Frickbits here:





Screen grab of Jeanne Claire van Ryzin’s Frickbits app.

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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