This is merelya display on the ground ofthe overall image ofPoieticgenerator. Students would be invited: – first, to participate increation of this image via theirmobile (PLAY), – second,to take placephysically on thepersonal signthat each onedrawsin real time.
Each participant stands or sit on his/her own sign that he/she modify in real time via mobile.
Mock-up (Building#6, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, SIVA)
The experiencemay lastabout one hour.It mayinvolve severaltens or hundreds of peoplelocally, andalso some other persons whocan participatefrom around the worldvia Internet.
Practically, so that the experiencecan take place,I need:
a powerfulbeamerlinked toa connected computer,
an ideal location(a building overlooking a light colored floor), on which to hang thebeamer,
a little helpto install the hardware, invite participants,welcome them,take pictures, etc.
Theplace, dayand time ofthe experimenthas been fixed:
Building#6, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts (SIVA)
This is a Poietic Generator recording (speed x20) with 16 players only.
Try to imagine what we will get with, 50, 100, 1.000, 10.000 players at the same time…
Will it show Turing’s patterns like the ones bellow?
Generative artist and designer Jonathan McCabe, based in Canberra, Australia, is turning Turing’s theory into art. Instead of cells, McCabe starts with pixels. Each pixel gets a random value, usually a number between -1 and 1, which is represented in the final image by a color. Then, McCabe applies a set of rules that dictate how each pixel’s value shifts in response to the ones around it. As the program progresses, pixel values change, creating clusters of shapes that begin to emerge from the originally random mix of numbers.