Created for the Herbert W. Franke Tribute, You, Me and the Machine creates typographic compositions using the underlying code which drives the work, reacting to the physical distance of the viewer to the work itself. The further the viewer is from the work, the more obfuscated and larger the text. As the viewer approaches nearer, the composition becomes clearer and longer parts of the underlying source code are revealed. Through this work, Dawes aims to pay homage to Franke and in particular his concept of the “social communication circle in art” and the circular nature of the work and the artist. You, Me and the Machine takes those ideas whilst also including the viewer of the work to create an interactive feedback loop through a transparent system — both physically and digitally — as a celebration of not just coded systems but systems which interact in real-time with the viewer. The Hebert W. Franke Tribute is curated by Anika Meier. Dawes will donate a percentage of proceeds to art meets science – Foundation Herbert W. Franke.