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Take a Virtual Walk through the Luminous Garden, an otherworldly garden biosphere, as experienced at Electric Sky 2016. Learn more at http://ElectricSkyArtCamp.com.

Take a Virtual Walk through the Luminous Garden, an otherworldly garden biosphere, as experienced at Electric Sky 2016. Learn more at http://ElectricSkyArtCamp.com.

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Take a Virtual Walk through the Luminous Garden

  1. 1. Take a Virtual Walk Through the Luminous Garden As Experienced At Electric Sky June 2016 Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  2. 2. An art and tech weekend “campathon” -- an artists’ retreat and hackathon A mix of artists, technologists, and makers In the woods, on the river, collaborating Learn more at http://ElectricSkyArtCamp.com About Electric Sky
  3. 3.  This year we organized our creative efforts around a group installation called “The Luminous Garden”  Our basic design framework was to provide an overarching experience “taking a walk in an otherworldy garden arboretum”  We then recruited others to take on elements of the installation while also participating in the larger collaboration About the Luminous Garden Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  4. 4.  Event production and creative lead: Shelly Farnham  Design framework, infrastructure, and lighting: The art group Recreational Light and Magic (A Totally Legit LLC), including Jeff Larson, Shelly Farnham, Greg Larson, April Denton  Kitchen and group meal: Bevin Keely and Andy Tomacelli  Opening night bar and snacks: Indira Schlag  Workshops: David Hull, Carey Christie, Jeremy Kayes  Interpretive Signs and Narrative: Jeremy Kayes and Mary Hodder  Photography: Leo Spizziri, Jole Sack  Luminous Garden participants! Special Thanks Made possible through the support of: Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  5. 5. For those who could not attend Electric Sky in 2016, we created this “Virtual Walk” based on all the photos we took. …..enjoy!
  6. 6. The Luminous Garden Take a walk through an otherworldly garden biosphere with luminous flora and fauna. Imagine you have landed as tourists on an alien world, in an immersive extraterrestrial landscape. As the sun sets on an interstellar, magically luminous garden, you will experience nature reconceived – with unpredictable flora, fauna, and architectural oddities that confound your earth-bound notions of nature. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  7. 7. Along your walk, the path is lit with colors. Photo by Shelly Farnham
  8. 8. Illuminated interpretive signs are placed to tell you about what you are seeing. Let’s get started! Photo by Jole Sack
  9. 9. The Portal Jeff Larson, Shelly Farnham, and their Recreational Light and Magic crew The entry gate to the Luminous Garden. This trans- dimensional gateway will accelerate your molecules to seven times the speed of light. If you are holding a beverage, maintain a firm grasp. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
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  12. 12. More About the Portal Jeff Larson, Shelly Farnham, and their art group Recreational Light and Magic (a Totally Legit LLC) constructed the garden entry gate — the Portal — with responsive lighting that fluctuated to indicate the entry and exit of participants, and the number of people who are inside the garden. The goal was to help create the experience of walking into an otherworldly, immersive environment. Materials include wood, fabric, projector, and controllable RGB lights. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  13. 13. Smooth Jazz Fountain Jennifer Welge and Jencat Plantlife of the Slatook Nebula is designed to pollinate through music. The relaxing sounds of water and Smooth Jazz encourage hominids to dance from blossom to blossom. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  14. 14. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  15. 15. Photo by Jole Sack
  16. 16. More About the Smooth Jazz Fountain Materials include a trombone, a fountain, lighting, and smooth jazz. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  17. 17. AquaFleur Christopher Overstreet Abbey Enson Kolibri Enson-Overstreet Kevin Nortness Christina Jones These aquatic flowers interact with hominid children on hot days of the firy planet Cinderchar IV. Pressing the mushroom caps will expel jets of water, but only the most clever know which bloom will squirt! Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  18. 18. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  19. 19. More About AquaFleur Materials include fabric, rope light, water. Photo by Jole Sack
  20. 20. You see on your walk, the trees themselves are works of art. Photo by Jole Sack
  21. 21. Lit orbs along the path guide the way through the trees towards the river Photo by Jole Sack
  22. 22. Sensor Mote Swarm Shelly Farnham & Greg Larson A swarm of geometric, alien critters (“motes”) respond in lighting and sound to your presence. See if you can’t teach them to dance. Photo by Shely Farnham
  23. 23. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  24. 24. Photo by Shelly Farnham
  25. 25. More About the Sensor Mote Swarm The swarm included eight units, or “motes”, that communicated color state information to each other through wireless radio transceivers. Materials include vinyl, vellum, microcontrollers, radio transceivers, and neopixel RGB controllable lights. Photo by Jole Sack
  26. 26. Polyp Andy Tomacelli and Luke Swart The sentient, gelatinous flora of planet Nort definitely does not speak, but in the unlikely event that it does, don’t believe anything it tells you. It’s ill adviced to argue with it, as it is known to place ideas in your head. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
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  28. 28. More About the Polyp Materials include thermal plastic and found objects. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  29. 29. Pixel River Rocks Ben Flaster Alien seeds landed in the river 10,000 years ago, where they slowly grew into glowing rocks calibrated by the river flow, signaling to other seeds still in space. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
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  31. 31. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  32. 32. More About Pixel River Rocks River rocks as LEDS provide a visual plot of the intensity of the river. A motor attached to a fan powered by the river generates a voltage that causes the LED to illuminate depending on speed of the current. Materials include LEDs made from scratch, resin, fans. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  33. 33. Now the path turns, taking you away from the river and back up into the trees. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  34. 34. Lighter than Air Briar Bates This plant uses rings of lights to lure hominids to relax in it’s comforting chair-like shape so it can resequence their DNA for pollination of it’s species. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  35. 35. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  36. 36. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  37. 37. Photo by Shelly Farnham
  38. 38. More About Lighter than Air Materials include acrylic plastic and LEDs. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  39. 39. Kids are Such Pests Carey Christie, Wilder Christie, Jeff Larson, and Workshop Pests Don’t bug me!!! They appeared to be just kids in costume but actually they morphed into insects and bugs floating around in and out of the flora. Kids who can never return to their human state. Photo by Jole Sack
  40. 40. See video at: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AGPhFpuWAKGrfN0&id=C3A564E995D34886%21374&cid=C3A564E995D34886
  41. 41. More About the “Kids are Such Pests” While the grown ups were building an art garden, through a workshop the kids created a bunch of garden pests through simple technologies and costumes. They then “infected” the garden, and wrapped up their projects by creating movies. Photo by Jole Sack
  42. 42. Bamboo Lanterns Lea Willingham Come inside this traditional Japanese bamboo festival of lanterns – where the forest spirits glow, turning into fairies casting spells on the insects in the forest. Photo by Jole Sack
  43. 43. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
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  45. 45. Photo by Jole SackPhoto by Leo Spizzirri
  46. 46. More About Bamboo Lanterns Materials include bamboo and LEDs. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  47. 47. Now the path takes you back up hill into the kitchen. You stop for a drink “the Astral Confection” before continuing your garden walk. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  48. 48. Sunflower of Symmetry Bryan Ressler The seeds of the sunflower listen quietly and respond with light patterns. The patterns are used to manipulate mammilian minds. Photo by Jole Sack
  49. 49. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  50. 50. More About the Sunflower of Symmetry The middle area is comprised of a circular disc of surface-mounted LEDs behind a diffuser, surrounded by handmade LDPE flower petals. A hidden computer projects symmetric animations on the sunflower that respond to the proximity presence of the viewer. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  51. 51. Popup Arcade Seth Vincent, Luke Swart, and Christina Montilla Technology and nature merged on the planet Yaphtorglam. These organic arcade machines connect young hominids to the pollination process. Luminous auditory moments breathe through the lush, mysterious arboretum. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  52. 52. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  53. 53. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  54. 54. More About the Popup Arcade This project explores the incongruity of familiar technologies in new environments. People “play” the game by looking at the screen, which causes the tree to grow. Materials include Google notebooks, bamboo and LEDs. Photo by Jole Sack
  55. 55. Anemone Tentacle David Hull A creature at the edge of the sea, anchored in tidal pools and under docks. More plant than animal, it recoils and changes color at your curious and invasive touch. It may nibble your finger, or inject you with nanobots of tetrodotoxin. Considered mostly safe. Photo by Jole Sack
  56. 56. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  57. 57. More About Anemone Tentacle This interactive kinetic sculpture emulates the arms of sea Anemone, with large tentacles that react to the proximity of a viewer by curling and changing color. Materials include thin flexible steel armatures, a translucent “skin” material, motors, LED lights, and electronic sensors. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  58. 58. Awesome Blossom Betsy Morris These cave dwelling flowers are found on all the planets in the Neethroo system. Found on the walls of caves and dark moons, the lights of these luminous flowers are known to hypnotically compel mammals to yodel. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  59. 59. Photo by Jole Sack
  60. 60. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  61. 61. More About the Awesome Blossom Materials include fabric, LEDS. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  62. 62. Thunderhead Nicole Kistler Josh Lind “They watched in silence, and with them all the thousands in the streets and the towers of Diaspar, until the last cloud slowly faded from sight, sucked dry by the hot, parched air of the unending deserts.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke, Against the Fall of Night Photo by Jole Sack
  63. 63. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  64. 64. Photo by Leo Spizzirri More About Thunderhead An artificial cloud made with a thunder and lightning-like episodes created within the cloud. Materials include recycled plastic, LED lights, speakers.
  65. 65. Interactive Beanstalk Joel Walters The drum-like seed pods of this beanstalk are presented to invite humanoids to nurture the beanstalk with percussion. Drum on the pods to make the beanstalk grow. Photo by Jole Sack
  66. 66. More About the Interactive Beanstalk The beanstalk grew as people banged on the drum. Materials include parachute fabric, EL wire, yoga balls, motor, and. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  67. 67. Wind Tunnel Jole Sack A section of a arboreal feed tube from the vine hives of planet Wobnok. Objects can hover in the kinetic transport zone. Mostly safe. Photo by Jole Sack
  68. 68. Photo by Jole Sack
  69. 69. More About the Wind Tunnel Created to illustrate properties of various objects in the wind. People could insert whatever object they chose. Materials included wood, acrylic tube, fan. Photo by Jole Sack
  70. 70. The path takes a final turn through the field, passing by some of the biggest projects in the garden. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  71. 71. Solar Sunflower Bee Wilkerson & Ron Ellington This very dangerous specimen is the master sunflower controlling all the other sunflowers. The solar petals follow the sun, but can be distracted by delicious small humans. Observe from a distance. Photo by Shell Farnham
  72. 72. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  73. 73. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  74. 74. Photo by Shelly Farnham
  75. 75. More About the Solar Sunflower A 500 Watt solar generator in the form of a flower with actuated petals follows the sun. Power generated during the day lights the flower at night. Materials include acrylic, arduinos, actuators, servos, RGB controllable lights. Photo by Shelly Farnnham
  76. 76. Square of Air Oxogenus Mop Air transforms into carbon dioxide with each breath you take, but also this square of carbon dioxide transforms into air by each tree in the forest. Photo by Shelly Farnham
  77. 77. More About the Square of Air Designed to convey that an art piece is as much in the concept as in the material. Materials include air. Photo by Shelly Farnham
  78. 78. Chameliobus Shelly Farnham & Greg Larson This alien creature forms a symbiotic relationship with humanoid travelers. Since it is hunted by predators eager to devour the delicious passengers, it resonates with the environments it traverses, altering its skin to blend in with its environment. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  79. 79. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  80. 80. More About Chameliobus Painting based in images taken in the area. Materials include house paint, bus.
  81. 81. You are Here Sarah Fansler Lavin A celestial coordinate system using laser light levels. The lasers are placed on the x and y axis creating a grouping of stars or constellations mimicking the night sky. One can see the planets and the milky way. The constellations will serve as a map for the “tourists just landing in the extraterrestrial world”. Photo by Shelly Farnham
  82. 82. Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  83. 83. Photo by Shelly Farnham
  84. 84. More About You are Here The grouping of lasers and stars mimic constellations in the night sky. Materials include Black and Decker laser light levels, LED lights, plywood sign. Photo by Shelly Farnham
  85. 85. Now you have reached the end of your walk in the Luminous Garden! Thanks for joining us. Continue to see more photos from Electric Sky 2016. Photo by Shelly Farnham
  86. 86. SCENES FROM ELECTRIC SKY 2016
  87. 87. THE ENVIRONMENT
  88. 88. Field Photo by Shelly Farnham
  89. 89. River Photo by Shelly Farnham
  90. 90. Forest Photo by Shelly Farnham
  91. 91. Rain Photo by Shelly Farnham
  92. 92. Sun Photo by Leo Spzzirri
  93. 93. THE CREATIVITY LAB
  94. 94. Meeting Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  95. 95. Coordinating Photo by Shelly Farnham
  96. 96. Making Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  97. 97. Making Photo by Shelly Farnham
  98. 98. Making a Mess Photo by Shelly Farnham
  99. 99. Projects in Progress Photo by Shelly Farnham
  100. 100. More Making Photo by Shelly FarnhamPhoto by Shelly Farnham
  101. 101. Electronics Photo by Shelly Farnham
  102. 102. Random Projects Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  103. 103. Random Projects Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  104. 104. Projecting All Night Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  105. 105. WORKSHOPS
  106. 106. Wearable Arduinos Photo by Shelly Farnham
  107. 107. 2D Cutters Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  108. 108. Kids are Such Pests Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  109. 109. Kids are Such Pests Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  110. 110. Kids are Such Pests Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  111. 111. Cartooning Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  112. 112. Cartooning Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  113. 113. CNC Router Photo by Shelly Farnham
  114. 114. CNC Router Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  115. 115. CNC Router Photo by Shelly Farnham
  116. 116. BUILDING COMMUNITY
  117. 117. Introductions and Coordinating Meeting Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  118. 118. Group Activities Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  119. 119. Group Meal Photo by Joel Walters
  120. 120. Group Meal Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  121. 121. Opening Night Party Photo by Shelly Farnham
  122. 122. Collaboration Photo by Leo Spizzirri Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  123. 123. Collaboration Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  124. 124. PROJECT SETUP
  125. 125. Solar Sunflower Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  126. 126. Polyp Photo by Leo SpizzirriPhoto by Leo Spizzirri
  127. 127. Lighter than Air Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  128. 128. The Portal Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  129. 129. Thunderhead Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  130. 130. AquaFleur Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  131. 131. Portal Sensor Mote Swarm Photo by Leo SpizzirriPhoto by Leo Spizzirri
  132. 132. The Portal Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  133. 133. Solar Sunflower Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  134. 134. Solar Sunflower Photo by Leo Spizzirri
  135. 135. Popup Arcade Lighter than Air Photo by Leo SpizzirriPhoto by Shelly Farnham
  136. 136. Not much time for relaxing! Photo by Leo Spizzirri

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