Monthly Archives: October 2011

investigating temperature stress of intertidal algae

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Conversation Pieces at Whip it

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Improvisation and calculation are often considered methods used exclusively in art and science respectively. But can the methods be separated? Living Data drawings for Whip it are lines engraved on heat-shaped acrylic. The lines reflect conversations with scientists and observations … Continue reading

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Algae dance to variable rhythms

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Animation: Lisa Roberts Data: Martina Doblin Data visualisation stimulus: Gail Kenning Concept design: Lisa Roberts with Martina Doblin Music: Sophie Green This animation expresses the impact of variable temperatures on the macro algae Hormosira banksii (Neptune’s necklace) that live on … Continue reading

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Living Data animation

  Proposal Living Data: Animation brings to life the measured words of scientists Scientists describe earth as a whole changing system of which we are a part, but because people process information differently, scientific explanations are not easily understood by … Continue reading

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Variable temperatures

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This composite graph of data gathered from thermo sensors stationed on a rock platform at Bilgola, NSW, 16 March 2010, shows variability of temperature experienced in just five hours by the macro algae Neptune’s necklace. Each coloured line represents 303 … Continue reading

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Cyclosphere

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Cyclists symbolise the power of individual efforts. The Cycloshpere symbolises life as whole, interacting dynamic system. Circling life forms within a sphere are made as archetypal expressions of connection: from plankton to primates. The central form is human, riding a … Continue reading

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Experimental method

Can gestures bring the measured words of scientists to life in ways that connect more people to their data? This week I continue work with performance artist Catherine Magill. Our experiment will involve generating improvised gestures in response to a … Continue reading

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