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StellrScope @ CSIRO Discovery Centre

New information panels designed by Eleanor gates-Stuart for the CSIRO Discovery Centre - StellrLume Domes

New information panels designed by Eleanor Gates-Stuart for the CSIRO Discovery Centre – StellrLume Domes

The displayed images contain a ‘StellrScope’ watermark. This does not appear on the original artwork at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.


StellrScope in Permanent Collections

StellrLumé Domes by Eleanor Gates-Stuart. Commission for the Centenary of Canberra

StellrLumé Domes by Eleanor Gates-Stuart. Commission for the ACT Government, Centenary of Canberra

 

The StelrScope, ‘StellrLumé Domes’ are now in the permanent collection at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. The image shows an image of bread projected inside the dome. 

A collection of StellrScope Artworks, ‘HotSeeds’ are now on show and in the permanent collection of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Here is a preview reminder of some of the artworks. A catalogue of the artworks is available – here.

Please contact Stellrscope if you are interested in any of the artwork.

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Canberra Critics Circle Award for StellrScope

StellrScope - Canberra Critics Circle Award

StellrScope – Canberra Critics Circle Award

A huge “thank you” to the Canberra Critics Circle for acknowledging the ‘StellrScope’ Exhibition at Questacon. A wonderful tribute to the work produced as part of the Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission and host partner with the CSIRO.

I share this award with all the terrific people who helped and collaborated in the making of StellrScope.

S C I E N C E + A R T ….. Yay!

Canberra Critics Circle:

The idea is that we, the critics, single out qualities we have noticed — things which have struck us as important. These could be expressed as abstracts, like impact, originality, creativity, craftsmanship and excellence.

The 22 year-old Canberra Critics’ Circle is the only such group of critics in Australia that runs across all the major art forms.

More information on StellrScope at CSIRO


Art and Science as Creative Catalysts

Paper: Art and Science as Creative Catalysts

Paper: Art and Science as Creative Catalysts

StellrScope @ CSIRO

Paper presented at IEEE VIS 2013, Atlanta, US

Paper available at this link: http://visap2013.sista.arizona.edu/papers/Stuart_CreativeCatalysts.pdf

Abstract:

People tend to judge the benefits of Science Art collaborations by their tangible outputs, such as artworks, visualisations and other artefacts generally accessible to a wide audience. We argue that the process by which these artworks were created can be a significant, or even the principal benefit of these collaborations, even though it might be largely invisible to anyone other than the collaborators. We describe our experience of Art and Science as mutual catalysts for creativity and imagination within the context of a large multidisciplinary research organisation (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation—CSIRO) and a major national exhibition—The Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission. We have formed a view that Science and Art often pursue orthogonal dimensions of creativity and innovation, and that with the right approach and attitude, collaborators can combine these dimensions to access new areas of imagination and ideas. We discuss some of the challenges we have experienced in pursuing this aim, but conclude that the rewards to Art and Science—and the benefits they deliver to society—are well worth it.

 

Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Matthew Morell, David Lovell, Chuong Nguyen, Matt Adcock, Jay Bradley

 


StellrScope on Tour

StellrScope Exhibition Guide - Information for touring the work.

StellrScope Exhibition Guide – Information for touring the work.

StellrScope Touring Exhibition Booklet Guide

Provides further information on the StellrScope Exhibition and relating works as part of the CSIRO Residency and the Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission.

For more information, contact email: stellrscope@stellrscope.com

To view online:

 


Hot Seeds

Hot Seeds Artworks via ISSUU

Part of the Science Art Commission (Centenary of Canberra) and CSIRO Residency

Click on the image below to view the publication


Stellr’Kid Artists

Amazing sketches from young visitors to the StellrScope Exhibition at Questacon.

Brilliant observation and visual feedback – “thank you” .. Star Stllr’Artists

Images from the StellrScope Sketchbook that was in the gallery during August


QLab and CSIRO Wheat

Questacon – Connecting StellrScope in Gallery 5 with QLab

A show case of wheat plants from CSIRO in QLab – a chance to get up close with wheat. The microscope bench is a great place to see the wheatears and grains on screen.

 

Plant Industry@ CSIRO

Plant Industry promotes profitable and sustainable agrifood, fibre and horticultural industries, developing new plant products and improving how plants use natural resources through world-leading research.

http://www.csiro.au/pi


StellrScope Publication

StellrScope Catalogue By Eleanor Gates-Stuart - Pages Preview

StellrScope Catalogue By Eleanor Gates-Stuart – Pages Preview

Preview the StellrScope Catalogue here:

Click on the picture below

StellrScope Exhibition Catalogue by Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2013
Published by CSIRO
Food Futures Flagship & Computational Informatics
ISBN: 978-1-4863-0088-4
ISBN: 978-1-4863-0089-1
http://www.stellrscope.com
http://www.eleanorgatestuart.com

All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronical or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any other information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the author.


StellrScope Opening Night at Questacon

Opening Night of StellrScope at Questacon

Images: Courtesy of Canberra 100


The Centenary of Canberra – Science Art Commission Artwork

StellrLumé Domes by Eleanor Gates-Stuart. The Centenary of Canberra - Science Art Commission

StellrLumé Domes by Eleanor Gates-Stuart. The Centenary of Canberra – Science Art Commission

Video of the StellrLumé Domes at Questacon, StellrScope Exhibition.

The StellrLumé Domes installation, StellrScope, uses Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) techniques to bring computer graphics into the human-scale physical environment. In order to facilitate interaction between the graphics and visitors, overhead depth cameras are used that sense red, green and blue as well as distance for every pixel. Custom software then extracts the human form, such as hands, over the top of the projection surface. Elements of the digital content are selected based on where ‘virtual shadows’ land. The audience must become active participants in order to experience the entire narrative.

 

The StellrLumé Domes are part of the ‘StellrScope’ Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission and celebrate the story of wheat innovation over 100 years. The focus of these research was undertaken at CSIRO who were the Science Art Commission host, resident at the Future Food Flagship and Computational Informatics.

Credits
StellrLumé Team
Eleanor Gates-Stuart – Artist & Producer
Matt Adcock – Software Engineer
David Feng – Software Engineer
David Lovell – Transformational Bioinformatics Leader
Sherry Mayo – Research Scientist
Chuong Nguyen – Quantative Imaging
Pufferfish UK
StellrScope Music Composition by Marlene Radice

Excerpts, ‘A Nation is Built’ 1938 (Frank Hurley, Australia) NFSA title ID 7586. Courtesy of the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia

William Farrer Archives, Courtesy of the National Library of Australia and the William Farrer Trust

© Eleanor Gates-Stuart


Robyn Archer AO and Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Centenary of Canberra Robyn Archer and Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Centenary of Canberra, Creative Director Robyn Archer  AO and StellrScope Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Robyn Archer, Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra, has first viewing of the StellrLume Domes (StellrScope Science Art Commission) with artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart at Questacon.

The interactive domes respond to hands held over the dome to reveal a secondary visual narrative of the wheat story. The image  on this StellrLume Dome shows 3D visualisation and Micro CT scanning of bread revealing the air hole structure in bread and documenatary footage of CSIRO wheat fields.

Other content is drawn from archives from the National Library of Australia, National Film & Sound Archive, the Farrer Trust, CSIRO and artworks.

Photographs from the StellrScope Launch are on the Centenary 100 Website: http://www.canberra100.com.au/news-and-media/image-galleries/

Dome Credits: Matt Adcock, David Feng, Sherry Mayo, Steve Jobling, Pufferfish

Image: courtesy of ACT Government


StellrLume Domes

StellrLume Hemispherical Domes are the Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission works as part of the StellrScope Exhibition at Questacon

More Information:  http://vimeo.com/eleanorgatestuart/stellrscopestellrlumedomes

Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart with StellrLume Dome at Questacon

Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart with StellrLume Dome at Questacon

Links:

ABC Canberra

StellrScope: Swirling Art and Science by Louise Maher (666 Filed & Online Reporter

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/08/06/3819290.htm?site=canberra

Canberra Times

‘Wheat Breeder a Conduit for Enlighten Times’ by Sally Pryor, Arts Editor

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/wheat-breeder-a-conduit-for-enlighten-times-20130809-2rnvg.html


StellrScope Exhibition Banners

StellrScope Exhibition Banners: 'Oasis', 'Weevil', & 'WheatEar' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

StellrScope Exhibition Banners: ‘Oasis’, ‘Weevil’, & ‘WheatEar’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

New StellrScope Banner design – three designs: ‘Oasis’‘Weevil’, & ‘WheatEar’

Which is your favourite?

StellrScope @ Questacon

Celebrating a Century of Wheat Innovation in Australia from the days of William Farrer to CSIRO Research today

5 August – 1 September, 2013

Open daily between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

Venue:  Gallery 5, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace Canberra, ACT 2604 Australia

Admission to StellrScope at Questacon is free (conditions apply,  see www.questacon.edu.au for information

 

 

 

 


StellrScope Exhibition

StellrScope Exhibition

StellrScope Exhibition

StellrScope by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Celebrating a Century of Wheat Innovation in Australia from the days of William Farrer to CSIRO Research today

5 August – 1 September, 2013

Open daily between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

Venue:  Gallery 5, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace Canberra, ACT 2604 Australia

Admission to StellrScope at Questacon is free (conditions apply,  see www.questacon.edu.au for information

Hot Seeds will be running in conjuction with StellrScope in August

Hot Seeds @ CSIRO Discovery Centre

Posters: StellrScope & Hot Seeds

Posters: StellrScope & Hot Seeds

A Series of Artworks Celebrating the Centenary of Canberra, Science Art Commission Residency, StellrScopE, at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

6 August – 1 September, 2013

Open:  Mon – Fri  9.00 am – 5.00 pm    Weekends 11 am – 3 pm

Venue:  CSIRO Discovery Centre

North Science Road, Acton ACT 2601

www.csiro.au/discovery

 

 

 

 


Beautiful Mutant

Image: 'Beautiful Mutant' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: ‘Beautiful Mutant’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Beautiful Mutant’ is the first of the virtual crop series being developed as an artwork for StellrScope. These 3D plants as based on ancestral genes and the experimental cross-breeding of wheat.

 

Image contains a StellrScope Watermark. High Resolution image is available – contact


Human Size Bread Loaf

Energy-Bread

Bread Man, Super-Size Loaf, Human Bread Loaf…

Is it possible to bake a human size loaf of bread? Yes……… but would it bake evenly, would the texture be right, should it be baked in two halves, is there a large enough baking tin, an oven to place it in…….

A few of the questions in researching the super-sizing and concept of a large loaf of bread. “You want it sliced” – I think that tipped the scales – not to mentioned how we would keep it fresh !

So the concept arose from the benefits of eating bread and the value to our health and digestive system and exploring this research via the Future Grains Food Futures Flagship at CSIRO.

This idea focuses on ways to link the research to the StellrScope project and an opportunity to brand the health benefits of bread during the Month of Science (August) in the Centenary of Canberra Year. Perhaps the human shape could be embossed on the side of bread during baking?


William Farrer Diaries

WF_Diaries

‘Carbon Copy’, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart – Inspired by William Farrer Diaries

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.


Farrer Variety

FarrerVariety

Image, ‘Farrer Variety’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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.

References:

William Farrer’s Letters – National Library of Australia

3D Seed Scans – Dr Chuong Nguyen, CSIRO

3D Modelling – Eleanor Gates-Stuart


Stems

‘Stems’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

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

Supreme, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

‘Supreme’ – Celebrating scientific innovation and experimentalism

Image Reference: William Farrer’s Field Diary – National Library of Australia


Farrer Insights

Visionary, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Visionary’ dedicated to William Farrer

Image references William Farrer’s Field Notes (National Library of Australia)


VisSketches

ScienceScape

VisSketchI, by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

ScienceScape

VisSketchII, by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

VisSketches I + II, Concept development in progress

Reference: 3D scanning provided by Chuong Nguyen (CSIRO)


Wheat in Time (Rough Cut)

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Wheat in Time, Video by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Using StellrScope wheat images to research low tech’ motion and spatial concepts.


Dollar of Wheat

Image: 2012 Wheat Sheaf Dollar in Package Design (Front & Back), Royal Australian Mint

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.

2012 Wheat Sheaf Dollar – Royal Australian Mint

Australia’s first $2 bank note featured William Farrer in celebration of his outstanding wheat experimentalism and contribution to Australia’s food future.


William Farrer

Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart
References: Agricultural Gazette of N. S. Wales, 1898; The Wheat Industry in Australia, Callagan & Millington, Angus and Roberston, 1956.


“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


StellrScope

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


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