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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.

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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.


Art and Science Cross-Pollinate

Art and Science Cross-Pollinate by Arwen Cross, CSIEO Blog

Art and Science Cross-Pollinate by Arwen Cross, CSIRO Blog

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/


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


Sound of StellrScope

Composer, Marlene Radice chatting with StellrScope Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart at Questacon

Composer, Marlene Radice chatting with ‘StellrScope’ Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart at Questacon

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


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

 

 

 

 


Sneak Peek – Exhibition Catalogue: Cover+Inside

StellrScope Cover by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

StellrScope Cover & Inside Page by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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.

Exhibition @ Questacon August

StellrScope

Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2013

Exhibition Catalogue

Design and Layout by Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2013

Published by CSIRO

Food Futures Flagship & Computational Informatics

Printed in Australia

ISBN: 978-1-4863-0088-4

ISBN: 978-1-4863-0089-1

 

 


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.


PlantSeedMan

Sketch for 'PlantSeedMan' by Eleanor Gates_Stuart

Sketch for ‘PlantSeedMan’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

PlantSeedMan

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.

Video composition using 3D kinect body scanning by Chuong Nguyen, Installation Prototype with Matt Adcock and Dulitha Ranatunga, Video and artwork by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Raw sound files from wheat footage filmed in location @ CSIRO – https://vimeo.com/64972299


Sound of Wheat

SoundofWheat

Image: Visualising the Sound of Wheat by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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 🙂


Massive & MAGICal

Massive and MAGICal – ‘MAGICal Wheat’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with Dr Sherry Mayo, CSIRO.

On-going StellrScope research on wheat structures and visualising the wheatear. Sherry produced a 3D micro-CT scan of a section of wheat and Drishti to render the data. MAGICal A is merged with the movie file – both image files are connected to 3D spatial data of wheat, its DNA and growth.

This movie file is a preview to the forthcoming, CSIRO informed science art works StellrScope at Questacon in August and at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

 


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)


Cubist Dimension

Sketch: 'cube4' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Sketch: ‘cube4’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Thinking beyond the square… next series of sketches for proposed installation work, in collaboration with Chuong Nguyen, Matt Adcock and Dulitha Ranatunga.


IMPRINT: New Technologies & Alternative Media

IMPRINT Article, 'StellrScope' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart & Clive Barstow

IMPRINT Article, ‘StellrScope’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart & Clive Barstow

Article: StellrScope, the Centenary of Canberra’s Science Art Commission by Eleanor Gates-Stuart and Clive Barstow

IMPRINT, The Journal of the Print Council of Australia

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

Cover: ‘MAGICal_B’ 2012 by Eleanor Gates-Stuart


Giant Wheat

3D Wheat Concept by Eleanor Gates-Stuart: Enlighten 2013 Architectural projection on Questacon

3D Wheat Concept by Eleanor Gates-Stuart: Enlighten 2013 Architectural Projection on Questacon

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.

Artwork by Eleanor Gates-Stuart on Questacon as Part of Enlighten 2013

Artwork by Eleanor Gates-Stuart on Questacon as Part of Enlighten 2013

Oasis’ is part of the New Crop series as seen in previous postings, Bio Wheat and First Crop.

Photograph: Questacon with ‘Oasis’ Artwork by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Links:

See More on StellrScope Enlighten 2013 Page

Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 


Maximising Yield in a Changing Climate

Wheat Apex, 'Hot Seeds' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Wheat Apex, ‘Hot Seeds’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Inspired by the research at CSIRO relating to plant genetics and molecular biology. In particular, Dr Megan Hemming in her focus on the development and yield in cereals.

Megan shared her microscope images of the main shoot wheat apex and I have combined these with photographs of grain.

Reference:

Hemming et al, Identification of High Temperature-Responsive Genes in Cereals. 2012


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


Golden Wheat

Microscope Photograph, ‘Golden Wheat’ by Mark Talbot – adapted 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)


Wheat Scan

Wheat Photograph by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Wheat samples for CT scanning.

Image: ‘Wheat Scan I’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

First CT scan test completed (low-res version). More testing to follow soon.

‘Wheat Scan I’ is a coloured version of the grey scale scan.

CT Scan kindly produced by Dr Fredrick Ford.

Images show StellrScope watermark – high-res images are availbale.

Animated CT sections:

This video relates to a CT scan of wheat and shows the sections scanned throughout the wheat.


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.

 

 

 

 


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).


WheatScape

WheatScape, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

The strange world of ‘WheatScape’……and the ‘Wild Ancestors’

Mock-up stage and concept development towards new 3D imageworks


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

 


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.


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

Results shown are low resolution images.


MAGICal A + B

MAGICal A, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

MAGICal B, Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Cycle of Lines


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.