Daniel Helm

Daniel Helm

Developer Evangelist


I help developers understand emerging technologies and help emerging technologies understand their developers. I also make art that thinks about technology and politics.

The First Photograph of a Black Hole


On April 10, 2019, a team of international scientists unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole. Unlike iconic space photos before it, this image was made not with a camera and a lens, but a computer interpreting the radio waves received at observatories around the world. This piece utilizes their measurements and process to generate possible alternative images of the M87 black hole.

Monitor displaying the generative video piece.
Installed in the Lightwell Gallery at the University of Oklahoma, with audio.
Still from video.