Science & Art – Bioinformatics and Plant Industry

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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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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


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


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


twoxseeds

Image: 'twoxseeds' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: ‘twoxseeds’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

A moment in time…….. Intriguing and fascinating world of early development, idylic and mysterious.


Visualisation Wheat in 3D

Image: 'Wheat Section' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: ‘Wheat Section’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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)


William Farrer Diaries

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‘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


Surreal Plant Structures

Image, ‘Wheatear3y’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

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.

Image, ‘Wheatear4′ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Image, ‘Wheatear2′ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Image, ‘Wheartear3’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

The three ‘Wheatear’ images create a stunning large scale installation / projection piece as in the uncanny rescaling of nature

Image, ‘Wheatear3x3’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Reference: Original wheat scan by Dr Chuong Nguyen.

 

 

 

 


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)


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.


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.


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