Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

/BIN/ART Opening Highlights Adaptive Art

On December 16 and 17, a new collection of work was on display at the Duderstadt Gallery. /BIN/ART is an interactive presentation of projects from students in CSE and the School of Art & Design that explores the aesthetic possibilities of algorithms, computation, and machine learning. The projects are a result of their work in a new interdisciplinary course in Adaptive Art taught by CSE Prof. Satinder Singh Baveja and Asst. Prof. Osman Khan in the School of Art & Design.

Photos from the Opening Reception on December 16

Below are photos from the event. To view or download larger photos, just click on the thumbnail image of interest.

About the Collection

The collection highlighed nine interactive works, listed below. More information is at the Adaptive Art website and blog.

Pouring Sounds: The user is presented with two pitchers, which they can fill with sound, and then pour that sound between pitchers.
Rehaiku: Collects live tweets from Twitter, eihter at random or on a particular subject, and composes them into Haiku poetry.
Digital Genesis: Models virtual life forms that react to external stimuli provided by the viewer.
Audio Wall: An interactive space that allows the user to produce and play with music using only their body.
Hands Free: Utilizes computer vision techniques to present three classically themed games played hands free (sans controller!).
Inside Out: A garment which is driven from one’s heartbeat and illuminates this personal rhythm outwardly.
Monitor: Explores an aspect of surveillance in modern society. The room reacts to the subject’s actions in a way that is meant to maintain his ignorance of the content being displayed.
The Beckoner: When The Beckoner sees company walk near the gallery, it taps on the glass, trying to gather their attention. If they look at it, it invites them in.
Music Sequencer: Sounds are selected and sequenced using an array of buttons on the main panel.

Posted: December 17, 2010