Whew – an update!

If you have been reading this blog, you might think we have disappeared because so little has been updated (don’t forget to use the menu on the upper right to change years, though…). The opposite is true however – we have had our busiest time ever! As I write, our documentary film is being finalized, […]

Data Spiral

 BY ROBYN MATCHETT For my piece I have decided to explore the effect of stripe rust on different wheats. My initial form is stretched and twisted in relation to the resistance and susceptibility of stripe rust genes on wheat. While my initial studies are in wood, I would like to progress into either metal or […]

Ta_ChSp_TFL1

BY MICHELLE SYLVESTRE   This fabric work represents the gene expression for Ta_ChSp_TFL1 (Chinese Spring Wheat). This work explores a combination of my experience at the Agricultural Research Centre with an exploration in understanding Jamie Larsen’s data set. By enlarging and simplifying the 522 character long gene expression I seek to make the data tangible to […]

I Dream in Data

BY DANIN LAWRENCE   My first work determined itself to be based exclusively on my first response.  It is my way of activating my own investigation towards taking in entirely new scenery.  My initial reaction to the tour and the lectures at the Lethbridge Research Station was: How am I going to cross over to […]

Wheat Gene Expression

BY ELI CLEMENTS   My first project represents the activity of the VRN1 gene in different zadock stages of perennial plants. The circles that form at the beginning of the animation represent the different zadock stages from the data I chose (Z22,Z39,Z47, and Z65). As the animation continues stalks of wheat grow out and represents the […]

Pixel Graphics

BY MAT WARE   Inspired by late 20th century video game pixel graphics, I looked to work with a pseudo three-dimensional isometric art style, similar to the graphics seen in Chris Sawyer’s Roller Coaster Tycoon (1999). In addition, I felt that the emphasis on building, construction, and micromanagement in the game tied in well with […]

Data Used for Visualizations In 2017

In September 2016, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and the Data Physicalization Lab at the University of Lethbridge invited six artists to participate in a residency, documentary film, and exhibition that asked them to respond to agricultural data developed by Dr. Jamie Larson and Dr. Andre Laroche from the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre: Agriculture […]

Project Launch

It’s official! Our VISUALIZING AGRICULTURE project has launched, with an exciting roster of scientists and artists coming together for a chilly weekend in September. Dr. Andre Laroche and Dr. Jamie Larsen generously spent the day explaining their research into Wheat Stripe Rust and Perennial Wheat – artists include Adrien Segal (Los Angeles), Tori Foster (Oakland), […]

Summer 2016

posted by Leanne Elias I’ve been on sabbatical this year and have had the pleasure of travelling to meet data artists, and then returning to our own lab and seeing the terrific work that our students and colleague Denton Fredrickson have created. I’m so impressed with what they have done this year, and the video […]

Spring 2016

posted by Rusty McMurtry Hey there. My name is Rusty McMurtry and I’m the Lab’s intern this semester. I’ve been doing independent studies with the Lab over the past couple of semesters as a New Media student. I’ve transitioned to intern for my last semester to finish out my degree and boy-oh-boy do I have […]