Diffusion Choir Kinetic Sculpture (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Diffusion Choir from Sosolimited on Vimeo.

Diffusion Choir is a kinetic sculpture commissioned by Biomed Realty for its building at 650 East Kendall Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sosolimited partnered with Plebian Design and Hypersonic to design, program, and fabricate this unique artwork.

The sculpture celebrates the organic beauty of collaboration by visualizing the movements of an invisible flock of birds. Four hundred folding elements form a hanging volume in the sunlit atrium. Each element can independently open and close, controlled by custom software running a flocking algorithm.

The movements of the sculpture are perpetually evolving, driven by the flocking simulation. Over the course of each hour, smaller groups of birds coalesce into a single entity, soaring through the air in fluid collaboration. At each quarter hour, the birds gather and perform special choreographed gestures across the sculpture.

The sculpture reflects the collaborative and innovative spirit of the work happening in the building. The graceful breath-like movements of the piece create an open, contemplative space for all the inhabitants of the building to enjoy.

https://www.sosolimited.com/work/diffusion-choir/

Jump Into the Light: Virtual Reality and Play Lab (New York City, New York)

Jump Into the Light is America’s first Virtual Reality Cinema Experience and Playlab. Located in the heart of Manhattan’s trendy Bowery, VR Cinema goers can view 360 virtual reality films, play immersive vr games in Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and be 3D scanned into Virtual Reality for sharing on social media. Be among the first to experience this world changing revolution!

http://jumpintothelight.com/

355A Bowery
NY, NY 10003

Story of the Forest by teamLab in Glass Rotunda (Singapore)

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Artist impression by teamLab

Opens December 10, 2016

Come this December, the Glass Rotunda at the National Museum of Singapore will be reopening after two years of renovation works as part of the final phase of the museum’s revamp of its permanent galleries. An ode to the National Museum of Singapore’s beginnings where a substantial part of its collection focused on natural history, the Glass Rotunda will be repurposed to showcase two new exciting permanent installations – a commissioned work titled Story of the Forest, a larger-than-life interactive digital art installation created by internationally renowned Japanese digital art collective teamLab, and the Singapore, Very Old Tree exhibit by acclaimed local photographer and artist, Robert Zhao.

On entering the Glass Rotunda, visitors will be introduced to Story of the Forest, where they will be immersed in a massive interactive digital installation inspired by the National Museum of Singapore’s prized collection – The William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings. With a ceiling measuring 15m high and an 80m passage that continues on from the bridge and down to the base of the drum, this is the most challenging digital artwork installation created by teamLab to date. The installation will utilise cutting-edge technology to transform 69 drawings from the collection into animated illustrations, which will come to life and interact with visitors as they make their way down the Glass Rotunda.

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Artist impression by teamLab

National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
Singapore 178897
http://nationalmuseum.sg/

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium at UC Berkeley (California)

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
Digital Immersion

Location:
Monday Evenings, 6:30-8:00pm
Main Auditorium (3rd Floor)
Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley, CA
Lectures are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Speakers:

Nov 28 2016 184. Mike Tyka
Dec 05 2016 185. Reuben Margolin
Feb 06 2017 186. Pamela & Richard Kramlich
Mar 06 2017 187. Tanya Zimbardo Assistant
Mar 20 2017 188. Andrew and Deborah Rappaort
Apr 03 2017 189. Tiffany Chung

http://atc.berkeley.edu/

San Jose Airport’s Art + Technology Program (San Jose, California)

Do you want to know more about the hands behind Hands? Or learn more about the creative minds behind Space Observer, e-Cloud and other artworks at the Airport?

San Jose Airport’s acclaimed Art + Technology Program now offers an audio tour, featuring the artists themselves! Whether you are traveling through the airport, driving by, in your armchair, or just about anywhere, you can access these interviews via the mp3 files below and hear the artists talk about their work and the innovation behind the Airport’s Art + Technology Program.

The same audio pieces are featured at the airport and include QR codes, allowing for ease of access while traveling with your luggage.

The audio tour was produced by local talent Steve Durie (audio editing) and Chris Gaoiran (voice over).

http://www.flysanjose.com/fl/about.php?page=art/tour&subtitle=Public+%7C+Audio+Tour