SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES | Site Specific Sculpture - Chris Fox and Dillon McEwan | Digital Artworks - Sohan Hayes
SHORT LIST CANDIDATES | Mark Titmarsh, Julia Burns & Leigh Russell, Pamela Lee Brennar & Johannes Muljana, Lachlan Stuart-Tetlow
Ausgrid has establishing its new Learning Centre at Silverwater, and launched in August 2011. The site is primarily designed for its apprentice and employee training but also includes a contemporary Energy Efficiency Centre to promote environmental sustainability and current research and development projects to the public through a series of interactive, hands-on displays. It will also be a distributed regional site for the Grid Gallery, the first urban screen dedicated solely to the ongoing exhibition of media art.
Photography by | Aram Dulyan
The School of Design at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and the Design Lab at the University of Sydney (USYD) are collaborating along the themes of augmented reality and urban playgrounds. This collaboration, managed by New Media Curation, is titled Urban Realities & Augmented Play. The project will consist of a joint exhibition, launch, and publication; all of which will serve as a public platform for emerging interaction design students. On launch night, students, industry experts and academics, and the general public converge to create an environment of creativity and experimentation.
Photographs by | Aram Dulyan
A performance by Daniel Mounsey and Pyewacket Kazynenko, opened by Stelarc, introduced by Matthew Connell.
Location| Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Date| Sunday May 29, 2011 @ 6pm
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
In this hybrid performance, Avatars perform with both physical and virtual robots. The physical robot is housed in the Powerhouse Museum's exhibition Engineering Excellence, and is comprised of an articulated head, an artificially intelligent agent attached to a robotic arm. The virtual robots exists on the online platform of Second Life.
Partly programmed and partly improvisational, avatars control automatons and artificial agents collaborate.
The Articulated Head (AH) is part of the 'Thinking Head Project', a Thinking Systems Special Initiative grant (TS0669874) from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) to MARCS Laboratories at the University of Western Sydney, along with collaborators at RMIT; Macquarie University; Flinders University; University of Canberra; the Technical University, Berlin; Denmark Technical University; and Carnegie Mellon University.
Supported by | The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney | University of Western Sydney | Creativity and Cognition Studios, UTS | New Media Curation
Photography | Deborah Turnbull's iPhone
genart_sys | a window on digital culture
An exhibition presented by the Australia Council for the Arts and curated by New Media Curation | 28 January - 16 March 2011.
The Australia Council has a strategic priority to build arts content for the digital era. We know that audiences are seeking creative experiences on a wide variety of digital platforms and are keen to connect with these live immersive worlds.
genart_sys showcases 19 innovative artists, collectives and organisations supported by the Australia Council from a broad range of artforms. Theirs is a generative, ever evolving system of art-making, by which artists are innovating and sharing stories and knowledge over space and time, playing and interfacing with audiences across diverse platforms and communities.
Some artists are investigating what we can do with highly portable technologies such as smart phones and wiimotes. Others are playing with unconventional sports like roller derby, with alliances of old and new media like origami and robotics, and even experimenting with a power-tool orchestra. And many are researching new ways to connect with science.
Building digital culture, all these artists are connecting with us across real and virtual platforms, leading us into new territory with exciting examples of how technologies and content can converge.
It’s all about exploring how Australians can differently experience and interact with the arts.
Come in and see; stay online and discuss!
Photography by: Aram Dulyan
Along with these established artists, the Bienalto design team have contributed other lighting projections within the 'Christmas lights' theme. This event also marks the launch of the new-look website for Bienalto, which neatly encapsulates everything Bienalto does - analysis, strategy, design, content and up in time for Christmas.
Following tradition, Bienalto has brewed another boutique beer for the event, BierAlto II. This American Pale Ale has been brewed by bienalto's own Jack McIntyre who will sample the first bottle for us on the night.
Photography by | Deborah Turnbull & Richard Byers
Photography by | Matt Cummings and Aram Dulyan to follow
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