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Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Thank you ATWEN for publishing this article. 

Great be be working in both Australia and Taiwan.

Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart - National Cheng Kung University

Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart – National Cheng Kung University


Art and Science as Creative Catalysts

Paper: Art and Science as Creative Catalysts

Paper: Art and Science as Creative Catalysts

StellrScope @ CSIRO

Paper presented at IEEE VIS 2013, Atlanta, US

Paper available at this link: http://visap2013.sista.arizona.edu/papers/Stuart_CreativeCatalysts.pdf

Abstract:

People tend to judge the benefits of Science Art collaborations by their tangible outputs, such as artworks, visualisations and other artefacts generally accessible to a wide audience. We argue that the process by which these artworks were created can be a significant, or even the principal benefit of these collaborations, even though it might be largely invisible to anyone other than the collaborators. We describe our experience of Art and Science as mutual catalysts for creativity and imagination within the context of a large multidisciplinary research organisation (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation—CSIRO) and a major national exhibition—The Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission. We have formed a view that Science and Art often pursue orthogonal dimensions of creativity and innovation, and that with the right approach and attitude, collaborators can combine these dimensions to access new areas of imagination and ideas. We discuss some of the challenges we have experienced in pursuing this aim, but conclude that the rewards to Art and Science—and the benefits they deliver to society—are well worth it.

Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Matthew Morell, David Lovell, Chuong Nguyen, Matt Adcock, Jay Bradley

 


StellrScope Science Art Publication

StellrScope Catalogue Pages Preview

StellrScope Catalogue by Eleanor Gates-Stuart – Pages Preview

The exhibition catalogue (electronic version) of the Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission, ‘StellrScope’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

The publications contains contributions from other authors talking about this commissioned works of art, including scientists from CSIRO.

Preview the StellrScope Catalogue here:

Click on the picture below

StellrScope Exhibition Catalogue by Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2013
Published by CSIRO
Food Futures Flagship & Computational Informatics
ISBN: 978-1-4863-0088-4
ISBN: 978-1-4863-0089-1
http://www.stellrscope.com
http://www.eleanorgatestuart.com

All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronical or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any other information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the author.


StellrScope Banner Poll

StellrScope Exhibition Banners: ‘Oasis’, ‘Weevil’, & ‘WheatEar’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

StellrScope Exhibition Banners: ‘Oasis’, ‘Weevil’, & ‘WheatEar’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

StellrScope Exhibition Banners – Please take the poll and help choose which banner

Link: http://stellrscope.com/2013/07/25/stellrscope-exhibition-banners/


Hot Seeds

Hot Seeds @ CSIRO Discover Centre

Hot Seeds @ CSIRO Discover Centre

Hot Seeds

A Series of Artworks Celebrating the Centenary of Canberra,

Science Art Commission Residency, StellrScope, at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

6 August – 15 September, 2013

Open:  Mon – Fri  9.00 am – 5.00 pm    Weekends 11 am – 3 pm

Venue:  CSIRO Discovery Centre

North Science Road, Acton ACT 2601

http://www.csiro.au/discovery

StellrScope @ Questacon

StellrScope @ Questacon

StellrScope by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Celebrating a Century of Wheat Innovation in Australia from the days of William Farrer to CSIRO Research today

5 August – 1 September, 2013

Open daily between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

Venue:  Gallery 5, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace Canberra, ACT 2604 Australia

Admission to StellrScope at Questacon is free (conditions apply,  see www.questacon.edu.au for information


IMPRINT: The Journal of the Print Council of Australia

IMPRINT Cover Image, ‘MAGICal B’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

IMPRINT Cover Image, ‘MAGICal B’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

IMPRINT, The Journal of the Print Council of Australia

New Technologies and Alternative Media

Autumn 2013   Volume 48   No. 1 Pages 30/31

IMPRINT Article, ‘StellrScope’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart & Clive Barstow

IMPRINT Article, ‘StellrScope’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart & Clive Barstow

Article: StellrScope, the Centenary of Canberra’s Science Art Commission by Eleanor Gates-Stuart and Clive Barstow

Journal available: IMPRINT_Article2013

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Questacon Architectural Projections

Architectural Projections on Questacon by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Architectural Projections on Questacon by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

ENLIGHTEN 2013: Bugs and Plants on Questacon

Very exciting to see that the final projections are a match to the concepts and artwork.

 

Mapping Insects (BUGS): Texture and Environment

3D reconstructed insects from the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO. The insects are placed on a static visual plane that changes in timeframe onto the building and have a visual dynamic effect from both walls or at a corner.

 

Grassland Series

Plants through an artistic 3D ‘lens’ and the complex structure of the plant, texture and DNA. A translated 3D model and simulated environment viewed as ‘internal’ landscape on external walls.

 

Notes:

Artworks by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Insect scan data by Dr Chuong Nguyen from the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO.

Plants scan data by Dr Xavier Sirault and Dr Chuong Nguyen at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility – the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre at CSIRO.

Projections by Electric Canvas.


BUGS: Canberra is Enlightened by Chris Kimble

BUGS: Canberra is Enlightened by Chris Kimble, ABC 7.30 Report

Canberra is Enlightened

Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 7:56pm AEDT

Canberra’s public buildings have become canvasses for art – it’s Enlightened.

Source: ABC 7.30 ACT 

Duration: 4min 34sec

The report features previous Enlighten Architectural Projections as this is a preview to the Enlighten 2013


Sneak Peak ENLIGHTEN 2013

Eleanor Gates-Stuart's Architectural Projections, ENLIGHTEN 2013

Eleanor Gates-Stuart’s Architectural Projection Artwork, ENLIGHTEN 2013

ENLIGHTEN: A sneak peek at one of the architectural projections starting tonight in Canberra.

It has been an amazing experience to make the concepts become real and to see the buildings transform with the artworks. Wow… large scale and in 3D .. amazing.

Electric Canvas are brilliant to work with and have created an excellent showcase for Enlighten 2013.  The above image shows Questacon actually lit up (centre image) whilst the other smaller images are my concept sketches. I hope to publish these here soon once the Enlighten Program is well on its way. The National attraction buildings that have my artwork: the National Library of Australia, Questacon and the Museum of Australian Democracy (Old Parliament).

Enlighten Map

With thanks:

CSIRO, The Australian National Insect Collection, Electric Canvas, Enlighten 2013, The Enlighten Venues (NLA, MOAD, Questacon, NPG), The Centenary of Canberra 2013, ABC

Link: FEATURED ON ABC 7.30 REPORT ACT


Night Bugs

Image: 'Night Lights' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: ‘Night Lights’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Night Bugs.. ENLIGHTEN 2013

Here is a clue to what is happening at Questacon during Enlighten 1-9 March. Who let the bugs out!!!

Check out the event and program : ENLIGHTEN