We are a practice-driven research lab. Our work in Public Computing is heavily shaped by the public computing installations that we have been fortunate to create, design and engage with. These installations themselves span a broad range of disciplines and spaces: science, engineering and computer science, music and art, art and science museums, and universities, and hopefully, someday real soon, public sidewalks. You can learn more about our installations below.
Upcoming: Flocking Stories
How do the stories we tell about ourselves bring us together or force us to seek out new paths?
This immersive digital art installation explores how simulations might provide new ways to examine that question. As part of their Leighton Studio Fleck Residency, Dr. Pratim Sengupta, Dr. Marie-Claire Shanahan, and Dylan Paré, along with other members of the University of Calgary’s M3Lab (www.m3lab.org), are designing an experience where computer code and scientific simulations meet music and storytelling. In this installation, you will be surrounded by projected simulations of flocking birds. You can record your stories, songs, and sounds for individual birds who will use these recordings to interact with each other. Come be a bird in the flock: break and re-make the code that shapes the birds and the patterns that emerge as they flock together.
Hack The Flock
Telus SPARK Science Center, Calgary
Mar 2018 - Ongoing
Voice Your Celebration
Studio Bell, National Music Center, Calgary
Canada Day, 2018
University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education
Mar 2016 - Ongoing
MoMA, Cullman Research Studio, New York, NY
April - June, 2013