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BioWheat

BioWheat, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

3D image, BioWheat, a bioinformatic variety.

Research data “Heatmap” from Dr David Lovell (CMIS, CSIRO).

David Lovell: The underlying texture is a drawn from a “heatmap” that depicts the similarity of gene expression profiles over a time course experiment

Data-Heatmap, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with David Lovell (CSIRO).

Supreme

Supreme, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

‘Supreme’ – Celebrating scientific innovation and experimentalism

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

First Crop

First Crop, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

‘First Crop’, this is a 2D representation of a 3D virtual crop. (Work in progress)

©Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Image Analysis – Sequence1

Sequence1, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Image analysis study – ‘Sequence1′

New series of images relating to the mapping of research data and simple rules of colour matrix

 

Image References:

(Wheat chromosomes and bread wheat homoeologous G-Based chromosomes)

Appels, Morris, Gill & May, Chromosome Biology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

 

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)

Manufactured

Manufactured, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Manufactured, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

a measure of ingredients……

Originally published on Contacts Page

Compositional Blends

Compositional Extract I, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Compositional Extract – Blend I & II…….. a mixture of relative data and balanced ingredients

Compositional Extract – Blend II, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

9x9x9x9x9x9x9x9x9

Images completed in the MAGICal Series. Click on an image to see slideshow.

Results shown are low resolution images.

MAGICal9

MAGICal9, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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

MAGICal (re)Mix

MAGICal (re)Mix, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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.

via A MAGIC approach to improved wheat quality.

Dynamic ‘Workspace’


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.

via Workshop: Workspace — CSIRO ICT Centre.

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.

Beauty of Grain

Photograph by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Gallery of images to follow documenting the StellrScope project.

Photograph published:

© Gates‐Stuart, E. ‘Beauty of Grain’ (Cover Photograph), Plant Biotechnology Journal, September 2012, Volume 10, Issue 7, Wiley Online Library

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 … the logo


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.

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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