Adaptation: Wow, What a GREAT event!

We have been talking about this event for months. The Adaptation Exhibition finally come and gone, and it was GREAT!

I was a little bit nervous when I arrived in Berlin last week. Actually, I knew that when we selected the artistic projects last winter, that we were not really ready to share the AGILE code: the documentation was missing, the code was not stable, and the integration was not really effective. So, sharing the AGILE software in such context was risky, especially sharing it with people without a strong IoT background.

All the artists stepped up to the task with great artistic ideas and a technical person on their team. So, not only did they have the support of some AGILE partners like Libelium, BioAssist, or ATOS, but they also received everyday support from colleagues, friends and spouses.

The result is really interesting. Each artistic team put a piece of themselves in their project. These were expressed like so:

  • Fountains – tackled concern about water pollution
  • Still Touchable? – questioned our relationship with objects in a near future
  • E-Camera – enriched our photos with our own emotions
  • Floral Automaton –  mimicked biological processes of our surroundings

The atmosphere provided by the location for the exposition (chosen by Jolocom) added depth to the artworks presented. Thanks to Carla, Eric and Joachim for organizing such unique event!

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Adaptation: IVI project

IVI installation is a prototype of architectural experimental design and fabrication. It is the end-result of the architectural programme that was organized in Chania, Greece, by the Architectural Association, school of architecture in London, in October 2016. The intense programme focused its scientific approach in making use of advanced methodologies for architectural design, interactive spatial systems and digital methods for fabrication through a series of parametric morphologies and manipulation of space. Within a period of 10 days the design team researched, tested and realized the prototype.Continue reading

Adaptation Exhibition

You are invited to attend the Adaptation exhibition on July 11-13 in Berlin, Germany.

The event will kick off at 6 pm on July 11 and will be open the two following days. The venue is  Agora Rollberg, a Berlin-based experimental center for contemporary practices. The perfect place for this exposition!

You will get to see the four projects that have been working on their art + IoT piece since March. They have been collaborating with some AGILE partners: BioAssist, ATOS, Libelium, and Create-Net who have helped the artists with the AGILE software.

The four projects that will be showcased are:

Adaptation will be hosted as a satellite event of the Berlin Tech Open Air. So that’s another excuse you can use to come around, attend workshops & talks and network. If you don’t like networking… you should attend just to see the city of Berlin!

Schedule

  • Launch: July 11 from 6pm to 10pm
  • Exhibition: July 12-13 from 11am to 8pm

Location

Agora Rollberg

Rollbergstr. 26
12053 Berlin
+49 173 1631815

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

View Details and get your ticket – it’s free!

Adaptation – Presenting the Winning Ideas and Next Steps

It has been a while since we last updated you about AGILE’s media arts contest Adaptation. The reason for this is that the Adaptation jury has been busy going through the applicant’s proposals and deciding which four projects will embark in the program with us for a few months. Here are the four winning projects are the following and a short explanation of each of them:

Winning Ideas

Quantified-Self category: E-Camera

Artist: Luisa Fabrizi
Support partner: BioAssist

A camera that reveals pictures with variations depending on the emotions of the photographer in a certain moment in time thanks to the sensory extensions of the camera. Whenever the photographer takes a picture a software analyses the photographer’s momentary body data and remixes the picture in a way that resembles the original picture.

Smart Cities category: Floral Automation

Artist: Thomas Grogan
Support partner: Libelium

Floral Automaton is a sculptural device that grows plants digitally. By using various sensors taken from Smart Cities technologies, it reacts and adapts itself to its environment in real time.

Interactive Spaces category: Still touchable?

Artists: Sue Park & Souneil Park
Support partner: Atos

Who replaced our bookstores, record shop and post offices? And how? Can we recuperate our physical relationships with the information nowadays? Can they still be tangible and interactable? This project aims to trigger reflection about the change in our relationship with information given the development and arise of modern technology in the recent years. Intangible data will be transformed into physical representations as the visitor interacts with physical objects.

Environment + Data category: Fountains

Artists: Eric Dolores & Justus Harris

The Fountains installation will translate open data sets of water pollution selected from specific locations around the globe into data visualizations that transform the 3D scanned, virtual skin surface of people’s bodies to reflect the quality of their local water sources.The installation will also feature audio recordings of interviews of people adversely affected by water pollution, as well as people living with fair water conditions.

What’s next?

Everyone has been on-boarded and the artists have been connected to their partners. The sensors are about to be configured to the AGILE gateway and sent to the artists so they can start exploring them. During the next four months, artists and partners will be working hand in hand to develop the proposals towards the end point: the summer exhibition of the projects in Berlin, the city of artists.

Stay tuned by subscribing to the Adaptation list!

Adaptation: Deadline extension & New prizes!

 

Dear AGILE community,

We are proud to announce two big important pieces of news regarding Adaptation, AGILE’s media art contest & event:

  • New prizes: We will now be able to give 3000€ per category. The artists who get selected per each of the four categories will receive 3000€ in cash as a prize
  • Deadline extension: Due to the improved conditions of the rewards, we have decided to extend the deadline to the 31st of December so new artists can send their proposals and so those who already sent theirs can update them given the new conditions.

Are you still wondering what Adaptation is? Check it out in our introductory blog post.

Remember that in order to send your proposal you will need to send it to iot.is.art@agile-iot.eu before the 31st of December, and it should include how you will be making use of the AGILE gateway as an intermediary point between the sensors and the audiovisual representation of the data. More information about the guidelines here: http://agile-iot.eu/adaptation/guidelines.html.

Adaptation Contest & Event Update

Back in July 2016 we announced the opening of the Adaptation contest & event. Time is running fast and the applications period closes at the end of November. If you still haven’t heard about it you are still on time to jump on board. Find the basic information in our previous post.

In this post we’d like to share with new information regarding the contest:

The Adaptation Jury Board

We have brought together a Jury Board with a varied set of skills that will bring a complete analysis of the proposals in terms of their creativity and technical feasibility:

Read more about them here.

 

Next Q&A Session

Do you have any questions you’d like to ask? We are inviting everyone to join us to the next Q&A Session via Hangout on November 11 at 6pm CET, where the AGILE project coordinator and the Adaptation organization team will be there to answer. Don’t be shy and join us! you never know what you will learn or who you will meet during the call.
Sign-up here to receive a reminder a few days before. The link to the call is: tinyurl.com/adaptation23

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