Sharing the stories about the making of StellrScope, CSIRO and William Farrer – TEDxCanberra
Brilliant event – excellent team brought together by Stephen Collins. Thanks TEDx – Wonderful experience.
The displayed images contain a ‘StellrScope’ watermark. This does not appear on the original artwork at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.
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.
Telling the story… ‘StellrScope at Australian Science Communicators Conference (ASC) 2014.
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.
StellrScope @ CSIRO
Paper presented at IEEE VIS 2013, Atlanta, US
Paper available at this link: http://visap2013.sista.arizona.edu/papers/Stuart_CreativeCatalysts.pdf
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
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
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 promotes profitable and sustainable agrifood, fibre and horticultural industries, developing new plant products and improving how plants use natural resources through world-leading research.
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
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.
News @ CSIRO…. Meet the people who collaborated with Eleanor by Arwen. See Blog post http://csironewsblog.com/2013/08/16/art-and-science-cross-pollinate/
Opening Night of StellrScope at Questacon
Images: Courtesy of Canberra 100
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.
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
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, 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 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
StellrScope: Swirling Art and Science by Louise Maher (666 Filed & Online Reporter
‘Wheat Breeder a Conduit for Enlighten Times’ by Sally Pryor, Arts Editor
Both Exhibitions are up and running, including the ‘Embracing Innovations Volume 3‘ at the CraftACT Design Gallery.
Pictures and more information to follow soon.
Free Entry to all the Exhibitions
Questacon – StellrScope
CSIRO Discovery Centre – Hot Seeds
StellrScope: Swirling Art & Science on ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/08/06/3819290.htm
One of Five Slices – Human Size Bread Man
Installation artwork based on air holes & textures research in baking processes for bread. ‘Slice 1’ is part of fives slices that create the installation and are full life size cast pieces. Originally, the work (as bread dough) was to be baked as part of the Human Energy Loaf, although this method is more suited to exhibition purposes.
‘Fives Slices – BreadMan’ will be shown at ‘Hot Seeds’ at the Discovery Centre, CSIRO in August and part of the StellrScope project – Details
Hot Seeds: http://www.csiro.au/Portals/Education/Programs/Discovery-Centre/Whats-on/Hot-Seeds.aspx
6 August 2013 – 15 September 2013
CSIRO Discovery Centre
North Science Road
Acton ACT 2601
Please note : Image is shown with a watermark
The Centre for Grain Food Innovation
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
Sneak Peek of the StellrScope Exhibition cover and inside page. Cover is a 4 page fold out revealing the inside image behing the cover fold when opened. Cover Image, ‘Oasis’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart. Inside Photograph, ‘Spikes’ by Dr Megan Hemming, CSIRO.
Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2013
Design and Layout by Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2013
Published by CSIRO
Food Futures Flagship & Computational Informatics
Printed in Australia
Titanium Weevil produced in response to researching wheat grain pest and information from the Australian National Insect Collection at CSIRO.
Given the insect body structure and capacity to survive in huge silo’s of grain, the opportunity to use titanium was an ideal material, especially to investigate CSIRO’s 3D titanium adaptive manufacturing.
The insects were achieved by advanced scanning techniques and Micro CT imaging with Dr Chuong Nguyen and Dr Sherry Mayo and adaption in MAYA by Eleanor Gates-Stuart.
Expertise on weevil insects by Dr Rolf Oberprieler and Dr Eric Hines, CSIRO.
Bugs on Exhibition @ Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Gallery: Embracing Innovation Volume 3
Other posts on Titanium Insects:
A moment in time…….. Intriguing and fascinating world of early development, idylic and mysterious.
Inspired by seeing wheat grain being processed in the mill through to commercial baking. Amazing experience of Australian food industry (milling to baking) production on a huge scale and investment in quality.
George Weston Technologies
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
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)
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
Working with Dr Mark Talbot and Dr Chuong Nguyen in the microscope laboratory on wheatear samples. The samples were provide by Dr Megan Hemming and relate to her recent research.
Zeiss EVOLS15 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
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.
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)
‘Visionary’ dedicated to William Farrer
Image references William Farrer’s Field Notes (National Library of Australia)
Grains … A closer view – resistant starch
Note: Embedded grain scan provided by Steve Jobling (CSIRO)
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
Compositional Extract – Blend I & II…….. a mixture of relative data and balanced ingredients
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