The Oregon Project

An interactive experience of artwork augmented with sound that allows one to “hear” a large format drawing. 

The Oregon Project is an installation by Artists Keith Salmon, Daniel Thornton, Graham Byron, and Microsoft Researcher Neel Joshi.  It provides alternative insight and exploration of a landscape for those with limited sight and is centered around three new large format, abstract landscape drawings of the Oregon wilderness.   This project builds on the research done at Microsoft by Kyle Rector, Neel Joshi, and Meredith Ringel Morris that addresses the challenges of visual arts access for people with visual impairments.

Exhibited: October 2016 at 9 evenings 2 in Seattle

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Food Futures

Food Futures is a triad of Art, Science, and Technology that speculates on the future of our food production, consumption, and distribution models by 2050. This exhibition was inspired by the notion that humans and plants could communicate to one another through enhanced sensing capabilities, and features a live broadcasting aquaponics and hydroponics system that is monitored by sensors and cameras to relay real-time tank and health analytics. Phase 1 is the design and installation of the Hydro and Aquaponics Units.  Phase 2 will be data collection and analysis. Phase 3 will be folding our findings back into the user experience for visitors.

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A Panorama of the Skies

Using RoomAlive Toolkit to transform the experience of a normal conference a room into an ever-changing skyspace.

A Panorama of the Skies is a prototype of an immersive audiovisual installation created in collaboration between Maja Petrić, an artist, and Hrvoje Benko, a human-computer interaction researcher at Microsoft Research. Together they have been researching possibilities of immersive technologies through which a space can be experienced emotionally.

Exhibited: December 2015 – March 2016

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Every No One

Check out this interactive sculpture from artist Aduén Darriba Frederiks at Remix, the Seattle Art Museum’s summer party at the Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park. Frederiks was a studio99 Artist in Residence at Microsoft Research during the summer 2015.

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The Seattle Gigapixel Art Zoom

Having created gigapixel-sized (multi-billion pixel) images of cities, we found them fascinating to explore, but also surprisingly devoid of the most exciting part of a city, its people. Matt Uttendayle, Michael Cohen, Cindy Ball, and John Boylan set out to produce an image populated with interesting things to find, and the Seattle Gigapixel ArtZoom project was born. You can now enjoy it at http://gigapixelartzoom.com.

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Remnance of Form

Remnance of Form is an interactive installation, by the artist Sang-won Leigh, that explores the dynamic tension between an object and its shadow. By fusing light, projection, and motion technologies, the shadow can now detach itself from its former role. This creates a new narrative that challenges our perception of reality, what’s real and what’s not.

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Instance

In 2013, studio99 hosted James George, Artist in Residence at Microsoft Research, to foster collaborations and cross-fertilization of ideas between the academic research and artistic creative coding communities. James’ ongoing goals is to find ways to interact more closely with the tools he and other artists use in the creative coding world.

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