DNA, genes, amino acids and proteins. Things I knew very little about prior to working on a didactic animation for the Visualizing Agriculture exhibition at the SAAG in partnership with the Data Physicalization Lab. In connection with the data visualization artworks in the exhibition, the purpose of the animation was to explain the basics of this complex area of science and to show what genetic scientists Dr. Jamie Larsen and Dr. André Laroche are doing to advance our understanding of wheat genetics.
Photo by Jaimie Vedres.
A collaborative research project studying the connection between public engagement in art galleries and enactive cognition, asking questions like "who is the art gallery designed for?" and "what does human behaviour in art galleries tell us about engagement". Our podcast, Lichen Lab Radio, gets into all the details and features numerous artists and academics who are practicing and studying art in remarkable ways.
Created in collaboration with Environment Lethbridge and an exhibition designed by Tyler Stewart at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. The exhibition allows people to explore Lethbridge's historical and current relationship with water, parks, wildlife, waste, energy, and food, as well as how we might think about these spaces in the future.
Using CSS grid for the first time was incredible! I also learned a few things that I'll do differently next time.
Artistic activism, missing datasets, debunking false narratives - these are just some of the interesting topics addressed by the speakers at Eyeo 2017 in Minneapolis. Here are some of my notes from the festival, including themes and notable speakers.
Produced in collaboration with Environment Lethbridge, WasteLess makes the case for waste reduction in Lethbridge. Visitors to the site are able to learn about Lethbridge’s current status as one of the most wasteful communities in Canada.
Created in collaboration with Dr. Stefan W. Kienzle, Associate Professor at the University of Lethbridge, this website provides a detailed look at 61-years of temperature trends across the province of Alberta. Users can explore their 10km2 region using the interactive map to see how things have changed between 1950 and 2010.
Reblogged from datavizexperiments.org, I discuss the ideas behind the artwork I made using the Fall Rye dataset from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Incorporating interactive paint, a micro-controller, and lights, the multimedia project presents the statistical champion of Crop Geneticist and Breeder Jamie Larsen’s Fall Rye 2013 – 2014 Cooperative study through a touchable cork interface.
On October 27th I will be speaking in the Architecture and Design NOW series at the University of Lethbridge. If you would like to attend, here is more info.
Exploring the meaning of resiliency in relation to science, the arts, and citizenship.
Created for my MFA thesis, Here | Now | Look | See: Information visualizations of recent climate records in Alberta is a research project that explores methods for designing information visualizations about complex topics like climate change.
In June I had the privilege of participating in the first convening of Disruptive Imaginings, a week long retreat that brought together 26 experts from sustainability, futures, and art.
My highlights and key takeaways from the festival, the acclaimed festival where art and technology converge.
An interdisciplinary research project documenting luminary artists working at the intersection of traditional artistic practice and emerging technologies.
It's a conference crawl! In June, Leanne and I will be attending back-to-back conferences, The Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis and DRS 2014 in Umea, Sweden.
Website for a multidisciplinary research group documenting research and serving as an online repository of resources.
My research in western graphic design history and theory lead to some handy study graphics, including a timeline poster and more!