A room-sized single-line drawing based on the flight pattern of a bee created with robotic drawing system:
Towards the end of 2012, as part of The Festival of the Mind in Sheffield, myself and a small team of technicians, coders and mathematicians developed a drawing system and put it to work. The robots drew one line pattern solutions, the shortest line possible, derived from theories on how bees fly from flower to flower. It ended up covering three walls and the floor of a twenty foot cube in one unbroken line.
High Definition low polygon game world to explore, only your path destroys the landscape - video embedded below:
The game is about not belonging. You are the bad guy, you are killing everything you touch. The world you are in is beautiful and green, but the moment you get into it, you start infecting everything, and the world starts decaying, until it eventually ceases to exist. You can choose to exit the world, and then it will heal itself, but then you don’t get to enjoy it of course, because you’re not there any more.
More information, with links to download the alpha for PC, Mac, and Linux, can be found here
Experimental art project using synthesised pheromones distributed by robotic arm to guide ants on randomly generated paths:
Ant Ballet is a six-year research project into control systems, paranoia and dancing insects. The project is separated into four phases.
Phase I (2010-2012) included thorough research into ants and control systems, synthesis of ant pheromones and testing of these systems with live ants in Barcelona. Through use of synthesised pheromones (Z9:16 Ald Hexadecenal), a robotic arm lays trails which cause ants to move in a different way to their natural foraging behaviour. This phase proves the viability of the research and technologies.
The first live performance of Ant Ballet. Anticipated in Brazil as part of Pestival, 2013.
Development of intercontinental ant colony communication devices.