« Loci Loci » (in Latin: « the places of a place« ) is a very simple installation that I propose to realize in the context of the « Consciousness Reframed 2015 » conference (De Tao Masters Academy, Shanghai, 20-21 November 2015 ), where I will also give a talk entitled: « Refounding Legitimacy Toward Aethogenesis« .
This is merely a display on the ground of the overall image of Poietic generator. Students would be invited: – first, to participate in creation of this image via their mobile (PLAY), – second, to take place physically on the personal sign that each one draws in real time.
The experience may last about one hour. It may involve several tens or hundreds of people locally, and also some other persons who can participate from around the world via Internet.
Practically, so that the experience can take place, I need:
- a powerful beamer linked to a connected computer,
- an ideal location (a building overlooking a light colored floor), on which to hang the beamer,
- a little help to install the hardware, invite participants, welcome them, take pictures, etc.
The place, day and time of the experiment has been fixed:
- Building#6, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts (SIVA)
- Monday 23rd November 2015, 5 > 7 PM (Shanghai Time), 10h – 12h (Paris Time).
- Free entrance. Online : http://play.poietic-generator.net
- Videostreaming: stay tuned.
The Poietic Generator will be displayed in real time at Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, in an historical Netart exhibition, during the « Futur en Seine » event, June 11th – 14th 2015.
Curators: Stéphane Natkin, CNAM Paris ; Anolga Rodionoff & Jean-Marie Dallet – Université Paris 8
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.
Source : WIRED