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Digital work, executable file, Geiger counter, Vaseline glass source, analog-digital converter, computer Non-repeating forms in color and light responding to radioactive decay interpreted by the software. Based directly on Barnett Newman’s “Vir Heroicus Sublimis” (1950-51), Barney’s Next Step Without Canvas dynamically forms digital versions of the iconic abstract painting. Barnett Newman’s concern with the sublimity of time and the effect of the red as it washes over the observer is re-literalized while introducing a new version of the sublime -- the absolute and ineluctable randomness produced by the decay of uranium.