Organic Cinema workshop

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HACKING INTO THE WHISPERS OF PLANTS

What if we can see and hear what plants talk about? What if we can pick up their whispers - signals, and make them audio-visual? By using latest sensor technologies, Organic Cinema explores how local flora and fauna react to various outputs from their immediate environment.

Organic Cinema, a project by the World Wilder Lab, invites you to a 2-day workshop about plants, data collecting and arduino based electronics. The workshop is open to anyone interested in the topic.
Note: Register by August 13!

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Organic Cinema is an interdisciplinary art & research platform, inspired and informed by scientific research on the intelligence of plants and cutting edge development in sensor technologies. The aim is to encourage the public to have a deeper look at their immediate natural environment – even the invisible one. See project description

The project is initiated by World Wilder Lab – an art collective set up by artists Ivan Henriques, Erik Overmeire and Kasia Molga who share a passion for environment, nature, living organisms, technology, data and science. 

Programme

Monday, August 18, 10-15

Introduction to World Wilder Lab & Organic Cinema - our objectives as a collective, our aims for “Organic Cinema”, our methods and take on art/tech/science practice and what we want to gain from the installation.  

Introduction to electronics needed for the Organic Cinema device - arduino, electrodes, shield, methods of data fetching

Hands on workshop - making shield, soldering, hooking up electrodes, data streaming

Tuesday, August 19, 10-15 (18)

Field Trip. Testing devices made during the previous day outdoors, data gathering from various plants, scientific data recording (each participant will have to describe the plant, time, environment and activity while collecting data - we will provide a data sheets).

Introduction to the concept of “spikes” in data records, graph making. Data analysis: after the field trip we will have a session where participants based on the collected data will try to interpret its meaning, i.e. based on the environmental factors and analysing spikes (if any) on the graphs of data records,

Participants will attempt to determine whether their chosen plants have reacted to sun, water, wind, touch etc.

Application of the interpretation results in the final artwork - the visualisations which will be pre-prepared by us, will now be displayed according to the data interpretations of participants.

August 18th, 2014 10:00 AM   through   August 19th, 2014 6:00 PM
Kaupunkiverstas / Urban workshop
Lasipalatsi
Mannerheimintie 22-24
Helsinki, 00100
Finland

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