MIMETICS

MIMETICS

MOVE ME

The Ask

The Ask

The Ask

What does machine assisted art making look like?

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The Answer

The Answer

The Answer

We are fascinated with the concept of the Augmented Artist. This terminology, coined by Mill ECD Rama Allen, refers to a new category of art making between humans and sufficiently autonomous and intelligent technologies. Mimetics was an early exploration of this dynamic.

The installation incorporated robotics that autonomously generated visuals, but could be interrupted and controlled through human gestures. Mill X designed software and hardware to create 4 little robots with personalities modeled after famous artists, each mounted with markers to create patterns on a massive canvas. Visitors could collaborate via gestural control by engaging with several Leap Motion sensors which randomly assigned a bot to draw whatever they desired.

The result was a series of beautiful murals that revealed a historical record of collaboration between humans and machines.

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The Outcome

The Outcome

The Ingredients

4 autonomous/collaborative art-making robots
Machine x Human murals

The Ingredients

The Ingredients

The Ingredients

4 x Two-tracked Customised Zumo Bots with 3D Printed Pen Clips
NodeMCU Development Boards
ESP8266 WiFi Chips
Ultrasonic Sensors (aka Robo-vision)
Leap Motion

The Responsibilities

The Responsibilities

The Ingredients

Concept, Direction, Creative Coding, Physical Computing, 3D Printing

The Credits

The Credits

The Ingredients

Internal Project

Internal Project

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