Digital Orca (Coupland)



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  • Douglas Coupland's first Vancouver public art piece, installed in 2010 in the Jack Poole Plaza outside the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver Harbour. Consists of a 30+ foot representation of a killer whale, rendered in a series of black and white cubes (approximating a 3D equivalent of pixellation) made of powder coated steel

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Digital Orca (Coupland)

Digital Orca (Coupland)

Equivalent terms

Digital Orca (Coupland)

  • UF Digi Orca
  • UF Lego Orca
  • UF Pixel Whale
  • UF Harbour Spirit

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Digital Orca (Coupland)

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Digital Orca maquette

This file contains a maquette version of the Digital Orca sculpture created by Coupland. Of particular interest is the variance in the base, as it was altered in the final creation because of engineering logistics and the difference in colour of the maquette.

Digital Orca photo, Globe and Mail, July 27, 2010

Clipping from page A6 of the Globe and Mail, Tuesday July 27, 2010 with a large photograph of the Digital Orca sculpture. The caption beneath the photo reads: "Tourists converge on the Digital Orca outside Vancouver's Convention Centre Monday. The pixilated sculpture created by artist Douglas Coupland breaks down a three-dimensional Orca whale into cubic pixels."

Orca model

This item is a maquette version of the Digital Orca sculpture created by Coupland and installed at Jack Poole Plaza in 2010.