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Alt-w | On Growth And Form

Daniel Brown

Cycle 13 Alt-w Exhibition Award - On Growth And Form
Daniel Brown

From September 2021, on rotation. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Daniel Brown is a creative technologist working in the fields of generative and interactive art and design. His pioneering 'On Growth and Form' series takes its name from a 1917 book by Scottish biologist Sir D'arcy Thompson, who used mathematics to investigate the shape of plants and animals and the relationships between different species.

At the Music Hall, a custom 'Victoria' iteration of the series also draws upon the 19th century tradition of cultivating and collecting personal and unique species of flowering plants, but with a 21st century nod to the futuristic notion of genetic engineering and artificial life. This unique animation for Aberdeen is generated in real time, and never repeats.

Alt-w | Human AutomatArt

Human AutomatArt

Cycle 13 Alt-w Production Award - Silent Chaos
Marta NoOne & Ugo Vantini

From October 2021, on rotation. FREE
Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen AB10 1QS

Every human being has become a living set of data and a potential content creator. The Music Hall will be transformed into an information collector, gathering data from the people and the activities occurring there, via a bespoke network of different sensors, which will be visualised live on the screen.

Silent Chaos analyze and decode the world through the use of new technologies. By creating unusual instruments, which can include live plants, to play in their performances, they research and experiment with new media, live video manipulation, sound-driven video and creative coding.

Alt-w | Cybraphon

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Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award -
FOUND
Ziggy Campbell, Simon Kirby and Tommy Perman

Cybraphon is not currently on display.
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh

Cybraphon, the autonomous emotional robot band, is now part of the National Museum of Scotland's collection. The artist collective FOUND gifted Cybraphon to the nation in 2013. It can now be seen as a key bridging work between the new art & design and science & technology galleries.

Cybraphon obsessively googles itself every 15 seconds to see how popular it is. The results affect its emotional state which in turn affects its playing style. Twenty-five antique instruments and 60 robotic actuators then play music that FOUND has composed for each emotion.

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