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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The Skies Epitomized

Art + Machine Learning showing how we see the sky.

The Skies Epitomized is a series of artworks exploring the essence of the sky from the perspective of humans gazing at it. The works were created in collaboration between Maja Petrić, an artist, and Nebojša Jojić, a machine learning researcher. The artwork is derived from big data through a machine learning algorithm that is used to create visual summarizations (epitomes) of sky images people posted on the Internet.

Exhibited: December 2015 – March 2016

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Disparity

 

Exploring the discrepancies in data through physicality.

This piece, the creation of artist in residence, Aduén Darriba Fredericks, with the assistance of visualization researcher, Steven M. Drucker, explores the discrepancies in data through physicality. Large discrepancies are often difficult to fully comprehend, for example, looking at a skyscraper vs. standing next to one gives the viewer two very different senses of scale. Data that exists digitally can therefore fail to demonstrate this viscerally. This installation displays data in a volumetric sense, covering dimensions beyond human size.

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Bits of Flow

Jason Salavon was a studio99 Artist in Residence at Microsoft Research from the fall of 2014 into the spring of 2015. Over that time, he worked on a number of projects, including Bits of Flow (pictured) and A Thousand Snowflakes.

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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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Virus

Virus is a conceptual art installation, created by Neel Joshi and Asta Roseway, that explores the idea of creating an organism that is fed by the people and activity in the building. The organism is invasive, infectious, and intelligent.

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