Looking for ways to visualise the interconnectedness of the StellrScope Project to include the network, links, collaboration and associations. This visual is a static image placing two maps together. An interactive version would be ideal.. suggestions, please?
Sketch and Unfinished / Rough Cut Sequence for ‘PlantSeedMan’ Installation
Video collage based on future food and wheat as part of the StellrScope Science Art Project.
Raw sound files from wheat footage filmed in location @ CSIRO - https://vimeo.com/64972299
Researching: Images > Sound > Image > 3D
Using current media files to experiment with visualising wheat, both with sound and video files.
The above picture shows sound as a waveform visual (top section) and wheat images converted to a sound file (below section).
Next step > Convert to 3D
Still working on how to do this
Massive and MAGICal – ‘MAGICal Wheat’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with Dr Sherry Mayo, CSIRO.
On-going StellrScope research on wheat structures and visualising the wheatear. Sherry produced a 3D micro-CT scan of a section of wheat and Drishti to render the data. MAGICal A is merged with the movie file – both image files are connected to 3D spatial data of wheat, its DNA and growth.
This movie file is a preview to the forthcoming, CSIRO informed science art works StellrScope at Questacon in August and at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.
This image, shown as a 2D image representation of a wheatear, is in fact, composed from a CT Scan and rendered through 3D software, Drishti and Maya.
The 3D images are to be used in artworks for the exhibition at Questacon – Maya version shown on eleanorgatestuart
Original CT Scan by Dr Sherry Mayo (CSIRO)
Thinking beyond the square… next series of sketches for proposed installation work, in collaboration with Chuong Nguyen, Matt Adcock and Dulitha Ranatunga.
New Technologies and Alternative Media
Autumn 2013 Volume 48 No. 1 Pages 30/31
Journal available: http://www.printcouncil.org.au/imprint/imprint-autumn-2013 or via Contact
Giant Wheat on Questacon, ‘Oasis’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart as part of the Enlighten 2013 Festival in Canberra. The architectural projections were screened by Electric Canvas and 5 artists were selected to produce artwork for different buildings across the Parliamentary Triangle.
Photograph: Questacon with ‘Oasis’ Artwork by Eleanor Gates-Stuart
This is my first post of 2013 – the Centenary of Canberra Year. Having recently returned to view William Farrer Diaries at the National Library of Australia, I felt inspired to create this image dedicated to William Farrer.
Last year, I remember being in the manuscipts room at the NLA and feeling overwhelmed with all the artifacts at hand, yet very excitied and now back on track to see where this journey takes the research.
I found the carbon paper in his diary intriguing, a single piece of paper that holds so much information, a layering of sentence upon sentence .. words .. more words. It resonated with the way I produce much of my work, embedding layers and layers of information as a foundation and structure.
Unfortunately, this image does not give you the feeling of handling the book and the incredible sound of the crisp delicate paper.. something that has so much history and with context to Australia’s wheat legacy.
I hope to include more of William Farrer in my exhibition in August – the influence is already there.
Inspired by the research at CSIRO relating to plant genetics and molecular biology. In particular, Dr Megan Hemming in her focus on the development and yield in cereals.
Megan shared her microscope images of the main shoot wheat apex and I have combined these with photographs of grain.
Hemming et al, Identification of High Temperature-Responsive Genes in Cereals. 2012
Image celebrates the legacy of wheat experimentalist William Farrer and the innovative contribution of the Food Futures Flagship / Plant Industry of CSIRO.
This image, ‘Farrer Variety’ shows grain grown to plant through the pages of William Farrer’s notes. The wheat is a 3D model and modern rendering of a new strain of wheat… linking a 100 years of excellence in cross-breeding and wheat quality.
William Farrer’s Letters – National Library of Australia
3D Seed Scans – Dr Chuong Nguyen, CSIRO
3D Modelling – Eleanor Gates-Stuart
Images relate to pest in wheat grain, in particular the Wheat Weevil – Sitophilus Granarius.
Above video, Using the CT scanner at CSIRO to capture detailed images of the insect.
The short video sequence uses the individual image files and recomposed into this artistic render in 3D space.
Insect from the Australian National Insect Collection ANIC
CT Scan by Dr Fredrick Ford
3D Scanning by Dr Chuong Nguyen
Wheat samples for CT scanning.
First CT scan test completed (low-res version). More testing to follow soon.
‘Wheat Scan I’ is a coloured version of the grey scale scan.
CT Scan kindly produced by Dr Fredrick Ford.
Images show StellrScope watermark – high-res images are availbale.
Animated CT sections:
This video relates to a CT scan of wheat and shows the sections scanned throughout the wheat.
WheatEar images created as part of on-going 3D scanning process to recreate Wheat Crop models. ’Wheatear3y’ is a reconstructed composition of plant structures to provide a sense of internal / external structure and beauty of the wheat plant.
Here are a series of three structures illustrating the surreal plant structures as developed for StellrScope Collection.
The three ‘Wheatear’ images create a stunning large scale installation / projection piece as in the uncanny rescaling of nature
Reference: Original wheat scan by Dr Chuong Nguyen.
Recent images are focused on 3D Plant Plant Analysis research at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre at CSIRO.
StellrScope is exploring this research as part of the extended wheat innovation story and extending this big data into 4D exploration of image and animated visualisation.
These images are concept sketches adapted from wheat data provided by Jianming Guo and Helen Daily and are part of the research with Xavier Sirault and Chuong Nguyen.
More information: HRPPC Publications
Busy working on a new series of images. ‘Stems‘ is a detail section from one of the recent 3D images created around the William Farrer Field Books. Currently collecting more plant samples and preparing for high-res’ scans.
‘Supreme’ – Celebrating scientific innovation and experimentalism
Image Reference: William Farrer’s Field Diary – National Library of Australia
The strange world of ‘WheatScape’……and the ‘Wild Ancestors’
Mock-up stage and concept development towards new 3D imageworks
‘First Crop’, this is a 2D representation of a 3D virtual crop. (Work in progress)
Image analysis study – ‘Sequence1′
New series of images relating to the mapping of research data and simple rules of colour matrix
(Wheat chromosomes and bread wheat homoeologous G-Based chromosomes)
Appels, Morris, Gill & May, Chromosome Biology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.
‘Visionary’ dedicated to William Farrer
Image references William Farrer’s Field Notes (National Library of Australia)
VisSketches I + II, Concept development in progress
Reference: 3D scanning provided by Chuong Nguyen (CSIRO)
Manufactured, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart
a measure of ingredients……
Originally published on Contacts Page
Wheat in Time, Video by Eleanor Gates-Stuart
Using StellrScope wheat images to research low tech’ motion and spatial concepts.
Compositional Extract – Blend I & II…….. a mixture of relative data and balanced ingredients
Multigrain slice of bread
Measure and elasticity of dough
An interpretation of bioinformatical spatial data and image analysis, reconstructed as ‘MAGICal9′.
The context for this series is derived from the original two images, ‘MAGICal A’ and ‘MAGICal B’ – (Mapping germinating wheat grain into flowering spikes).
*1 – 9 is the simple numerical rule for mapping
Multiple image representing ‘Sequence of Nine’ … the visual reconstruction and test series in MAGICal.
MAGICal (re)Mix reflects the image of MAGICal A as an abstracted representation of its bioinformatical and scientific data … a visual remix of cross-breeding in wheat and chromosome characteristics.
MAGICal is a reference to:
CSIRO MAGIC - Multi-parent Advanced Generation Inter-Cross, allows the identification of genes controlling quantitative traits such as loaf volume, by crossing different combinations of multiple parents. The results of these crosses are plants that have a genome which is a mosaic of their multiple parents.
Cycle of Lines
The measure of parenthood
Image reference: Colin Cavanagh (CSIRO)
Images, ‘Under the hood’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart - Inspired by ‘Workspace’ CSIRO
This series of images were created having experienced Workspace image analysis capability especially with plant industry… seeds and roots.
The ‘Workspace’ is a framework in which you can construct workflows, user interfaces and complete applications quickly and easily. It also has visualisation capabilities for two-dimensional (2D) plotting and for three-dimensional (3D) models. It is designed to facilitate collaboration between groups and individuals and to be easy to extend.
Image composite relating to the observation of wheat seed in the research lab.
Building a series of images based on the wheat spike and its enduring beauty
In celebration of the wheat industry and its contribution to the Australian economy, the Royal Australian Mint issued the release of the 2012 wheat sheaf dollar coin design that is available as a visitor press, take home a coin from Canberra.
Statement on the One Dollar Coin Cover:
During the first half of the 20th Century, Australian coin designs reflected the nation’s burgeoning independence, which developed in parallel with successes in agriculture and primary industry. Australia’s current strong position in the global market was founded in the paddocks and plantations of generations past.
Australia’s first $2 bank note featured William Farrer in celebration of his outstanding wheat experimentalism and contribution to Australia’s food future.
Gallery of images to follow documenting the StellrScope project.
“It has been long suggested to me that I should write a paper giving the history and progress of the experimental work I have been engaged upon for the last ten years in improving wheats for Australia, and especially for the climate and conditions of our dry interior; but in looking into the subject, I find my notes have been kept so unsystematically and that so much has been forgotten which was of principal interest at some stage of the work, that it would be exceedingly difficult to write a paper on that subject which would be satisfactory to myself or interesting to others. I think it better, therefore, to make an effort to deal in this paper with the details of the work itself. Such a subject, if justice where done to it, would be likely to furnish suggestive information to others who might wish to take in hand work of a simimilar character, either with cereals or with some other domesticated plants”.
W. Farrer. ‘The Making and Improving of Wheats for Australian Conditions’,* March 1898. Agricultural Gazette of N. S. Wales.
*A paper read before the Australian Association for the Advancement of Science, 10 January, 1898.
Read more about William Farrer: Link: William Farrer, Australian Dictionary of Biography
S t e l l r S c o p e ……….. S l l e p S r t o c … p l t o S c r S l e e … e r c l t S p e l e S Random letters of the word StellrScope form the logo.
StellrScope is a deep and intense scrutiny of the remarkable physical and biochemical traits of organisms in physical plant structures, namely wheat. Simplifying this complexity into stunning images of aesthetic analysis and graphical interface is a focus of the project.
StellrScope: Translating information complexity into a simplistic rendering of meaning.
Eleanor Gates-Stuart has been awarded the Centenary of Canberra, Science Art Commission, with residency as, Science Art Fellow, at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) through their Transformational Biology Capability Platform (TBCP). She will be based at the CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics (CMIS) Research Division supported by the specialist expertise of Dr David Lovell, Bioinformatics and Analytics Leader, and Dr Matthew Morell, Theme Leader, CSIRO Food Futures Flagship.
StellrScope will be completed in 2013 and displayed at Questacon and the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra. The Centenary Science Art Commission is jointly funded by the ACT Government and the Australian Government and is one of many projects taking place to mark the Centenary of Canberra in 2013. http://www.canberra100.com./au/
StellrScope: Translating information complexity into a simplistic rendering of meaning