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!

Art event for AGILE in Berlin, July 2017 (Eclipse DemoCamp)

On May 12, Jolocom presented to the Berlin Eclipse community their artistic exhibition which will happen in Berlin in July 2017. You can find their presentation here: Art event for AGILE in Berlin (2017).

This exhibition will involve the deployment of several artistic installations in the city of Berlin that will demonstrate how IoT, through AGILE, can be used to create interactions with citizens by illustrating Open Data, input from users and data collected from the piloting activities.

The objective of their project is to bring the public at large closer to IoT through immersive/interactive art installations

  • Involve the community of artists and developers in Berlin with the technology and with each other
  • Incite a dialogue of IoT

This project will be managed as a contest: Artists will be invited to submit their proposal on one of the four different categories:

  • Quantified Self assisted by bioAssist,
  • Smart Cities assisted by Libelium,
  • Interactive Spaces assisted by ATOS and
  • Dangerous Externalities.

The four winners will be chosen from these submissions by a panel of artists, developers, and manufacturers who will assess both the artistic merit of the pieces as well as the technical viability within the given time frame.

If you are an artist and want to join the contest, please contact us: iot.is.art@agile-iot.eu.

For the others, stay tuned…