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In these days of Matrix madness, Industrial Light & Magic, and easily accessible bootlegged Photoshop software, it’s no big deal that some artists find a mouse handier than a paintbrush. It’s a little harder to imagine the mouse as not only the tool but also the inspiration behind the art. In Numark Gallery’s “Digital Sites” exhibit, a couple of architects who go by the techno-swank name of Asymptote use everything from mice to electric razors to automobile dashboards as jumping-off points for rotating, mutating digital designs. Lise Anne Couture and Hani Rashid take the basic forms of these mundane objects and extrapolate fantastic landscapes of glowing grids and pseudo-organic asymmetry. Given that a sequel to Tron hasn’t yet been made, this is the next best thing. Marsha Cottrell’s computer-generated patterns of punctuation marks and other symbols are strewn across the page like a printer test gone awry. Tom Moody, seemingly obsessed with the computer’s superiority to the compass, prints out countless perfect spheres and turns them into colossal collages. Inigo Manglano-Ovalle’s contributions might be the most visually striking (his Carter, Anna, & Darryl is pictured): He digitally photographs DNA imprints, enhances their colors, and blows them up to the size of a human being. Manglano-Ovalle’s pieces could be stunning reminders of the complexity and brilliance of life’s code, illustrations of man’s connection with technology on even the most basic level, or something else cool and real modern. “Digital Sites” is on view Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to Saturday, May 29, at Numark Gallery, 406 7th St. NW. Free. (202) 628-3810. (Neil Drumming)