NY Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous @ Ellen Levy’s

How auspicious that I arrived the dat before Ellen and Patricia Olynyk were hosting their monthly LASER. This gave me an opportunity to introduce the Bird Song Mimic workshop a couple of days later at Governor’s Island. Many good friends showed up including Kathy Brew, Christiane Paul and Linda Weintraub. Carol Parkinson from Harvestworks was there to introduce her program and it was also lucky I was presenting last as Chuck Taylor and his daughter Amy just made it from the airport. He walked in as I was mentioning him and went straight up to talk about our collaboration.

Describing Bird Song Diamond installation in Tsukuba.

Here is the original illustration of the Bird Song Mimic evolving. We stayed pretty true to the vision.

Chuck graciously introducing his experience as a scientist working with an artist.

More pics from the evening on flikr.

MORPHO NANO catalog finally published!

OK, this one is a record — the exhibition was in 2012 and it was finally in print this year! David Familian and I would make changes / edits and then both get swamped with our respective chaos. This was repeated many times and the designer basically gave up after a certain point. So, we did what everyone should do in order to finalize a project — set a hard deadline — we announced a book launch / signing at CNSI and — voila — here it is!

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You can read the e-book on this site or buy a hard copy on amazon — really inexpensive ($11.69)!

Click on the image of cover for the flipbook or go to amazon to buy a copy (pays only for cost – no one is making a profit on this one!)

Presenting Bird Song Diamond at IPAM today!

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I was under the impression that I was giving a short talk and somehow saw myself on schedule giving a 2 hour tutorial. Went along with this as I was in the middle of preparing my class lecture Math & Art – this offered me a way to be in the midst of the subject. The audience was really helpful with their comments and questions — really enjoyed meeting some new people too! Unfortunately I missed Lev’s presentation the day after — had to drive out to Santa Barbara for the Moxi museum pre-opening…

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Hox Zodiac at the Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound

This was a great space to host Hox Zodiac and the director, Peter Wimberger, was so generous with the artifacts and giving us the space and help! People are real foodies in Seattle area so we had some amazing dishes and drinks too — many will be added to the Hox cookbook! See more pics from the event.

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Demo: Bird Song Diamond mobile @ AROB (January 21, 2016)

Room A

OS2 ART | SCI
Chair: Takashi Ikegami
Co-Chair: Charles Taylor
  • OS2-1 Art at the edge of chaos: Life, Art, Swords and Japanese Textile
  • Amy Taylor
  • OS2-2 Automated Evolutionary Production of Audio-Visual Pieces — Can we call it Art?
  • Tasuo Unemi
  • OS2-3 The Art and Science of Artificial Life
  • Victoria Vesna, Takashi Ikegami
  • OS2-4 BIRD SONG DIAMOND: Call and Response and Phase Transition work
  • Aisen Chacin, Maša Jazbec, Itsuki Doi, Mizuki Oka et al.