January 2010 Featured Artist Joshua Davis Created the Face of IBM Watson for JeopardyJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011
IBM hired digital artist Joshua Davis, whom we featured in the January 2010 issue of Juxtapoz, to create the face of Watson, the supercomputer that was just on Jeopardy! and whooped his human competitors. And Mr. Davis created Watson's avatar.
From the Fastcodesign web article on this face-making:
In true corporate form, IBM decided that Watson's face should look like its own Smarter Planet logo. Davis took the globe motif and added a swarm of particles -- a single "leader" chased by the others -- to spin around on the globe's surface, indicating that Watson is "thinking."
Watch the video below...