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.
Thank you to all your requests to buy StellrScope Artworks.
The Collection is now on-line to buy direct from Studio E L E A N O R G A T E S T U A R T Australia
The displayed images contain a ‘StellrScope’ watermark. This does not appear on the original artwork at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.
Hot Seeds Artworks via ISSUU
Part of the Science Art Commission (Centenary of Canberra) and CSIRO Residency
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Preview the StellrScope Catalogue here:
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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
StellrScope Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart is delighted to work with Local Composer and Musician, Marlen Radice, to bring Marlene’s stunning composition to the exhibition at Questacon for the Sound of ‘StellrScope’. This wonderful collaboration is made possible by CSIRO (Computational Informatics CCI), in particular, Dr David Lovell who inspired Marlene with suggestions for sound content and structure. StellrScope video files were happily provided to Marlene for background material, here is what Marlen has to say about her composition:
About the Piece:
In creating a piece of music which would serve as a backdrop to the StellrScope exhibition, I sought write and produce music which was as true as possible to the concepts which underpin the artworks.
I began the piece taking heed of the notion of the visceral experience of wheat within its natural environment by experimenting with organic sounds. This presented a chronology of the means by which wheat is processed and harvested, from the field to the mill, to factory.
These natural sounds were then edited and overlaid upon one another to produce a cacophonic sound-scape which sought to emulate the dual concepts of wheat development, in its cyclic and expansive means of proliferation throughout a century.
The piece uses a palindromic structure based around a cyclic use of musical cells. These cells are made up of 1-3 bar phrases which are built upon and repeated throughout the piece. The pitches used in these cells are based around the wheat nucleotides of Cytosine, Adenine and Guanine, with the first letter of each of these nucleotides, A, C and G, used in rhythms based around the wheat genome sequence.
I sought to use a combination of alleatoric musical ideas as well as more intuitive ones in order to further highlight the amorphous binaries of traditional and electronic music, used in tandem with the binary relationship concurrent with contemporary society’s relationship with plants and food production.
Time, change and cyclic rotation were key concepts I sought to develop within this piece of music. A century of change, growth, and renewal, a fundamental return, the return of familiar sounds in repetition, a cycle of sound mirroring a cycle inherent within nature.
Short sound clip preview
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
‘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
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 🙂
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.
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)
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
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.
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
Wheat Ear captured with Chlorophyll Fluorescence Imaging at CSIRO the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility
Technical support kindly by Scott Kwasny
‘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)
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.