- Scenes in Motion
- People in Motion
- Body Shape
- Visual Physics
- Motor Control
- Light into Meaning
Both history and recent examples indicate that combining the disiplines of art and science does lead to success. XEROX has initiated a particularly interesting AIR program in the 90s, as it encouraged artists not only to process ongoing work and make it accessible to the public, but also to take part directly in the creative process itself. To this end, artists are paired with scientists that use the same or similar media. In one instance, for example, an artist who was interested in human gestures for compositions and performances was paired with a scientist interested in motion perception. At the time the artist used a MIDI controller based on electrode sensors worn against the skin to generate sound from gestures. Through discussions the idea of a wireless controller evolved that would use a video to detect the user's gestures, analyze and translate the information to the MIDI to make the sound. This was a grounding for an array of interesting possibilities both scientifically and artistically.
Any piece of art that evolves from the project and deemed interesting to the public, would be displayed to engage the public with the art and also with the science at the heart of it.
We look forward to hearing from you!