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_VRN1 (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 […]