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.

Working Artist: Air Dancer


"Working Artist: Air Dancer" is an inflatable powered by the fans of a Bitcoin mining computer. The process of creating and sustaining a virtual currency has effects on the real world, not only within abstract financial systems but also as electricity generated from nonrenewable resources is converted into heat. Here, I've used that heat to bring the air dancer to life.

"Working Artist: Air Dancer" installed in Lightwell Gallery.
Air dancer dancing.
Air dancer extending into 2nd story.
Detail of Bitcoin miner with 3D-printed attachments.
Image from the opening.
Another with the air dancer in motion.