Random Number Commissions

Knight Capital Group

Random Number represented Marius Watz during a commission for Knight, a capital markets firm. The comprehensive project consisted of a series of visualizations based on Knight’s stock trading data. Watz created custom software that turns daily buy and sell orders into evocative datascapes, signaling Knight’s performance in electronic trading.

Four images were executed for use in a print advertising campaign, which were then extended into animated form for broadcast, as well as a realtime software artwork. The software piece premiered at a special Knight event during the 2008 annual conference of the Security Traders Association.