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Kasia Molga
Audio/Visual Sculptures made with a machine learning algorithm from GROW’S soil data
Kasia Molga

Kasia Molga  is a Design Fusionist, Artist and Creative Technologist, working on the intersection of art / science / engineering using imagination as unifying vehicle.  She examines our - human - perception of “nature” in the constantly growing and increasingly technologically mediated urban environments and creates tangible, multisensory and visual experiences, immersive environments, installations and hybrid visual/physical interfaces, design fictions or speculative futures narratives. She is a co-founder of design lab Electronudes (electronudes.eu)  and art collective WorldWilderLab (worldwilderlab.net). She lectures, publish and present regularly and holds MA in Interdisciplinary Design Studies (Central Saint Martin College of Arts and Design).

Ode from the Dirt

“ODE from the DIRT” is a selection of audio/visual devices/sculptures created by Kasia Molga in collaboration with sound artist Robin Rimbaud Scanner. The data that comes from the soil and from the satellites will inform the artwork.. Various parameters such as moisture, ph, presence of specific organisms or minerals are main actors in this piece, translated and interpreted by machine learning algorithms making decision about animation of the lights and composition of the soundscape. The visual part will be made out of light components (such as lasers, LED lights or OLED screens) and will directly interact with the sound while responding to incoming data. The soundscape will be composed with precomposed audio elements - each element will be assigned to specific data parameter.

“ODE from the DIRT” can be exhibited as one device - creating a “solo” performance, or a number of sculptures - creating an “orchestra” or a “rave party”. Ideally it will be displayed in urban environments to create a show about lands under the buildings  and roads or nearby farms. But it also can be a beacon of singing soil in any environment wherever the soil is present. 

About this residency

From Nov. 13, 2017 to Nov. 12, 2018

Producer: Futureeverything
environment   sensors   data visualization   collaboration   sculpture  
    GROW

    This H2020 project engages thousands of growers, scientists and others passionate about the land. Their objective is to discover together, using simple tools on how to better manage soil and grow food, while contributing to vital scientific environmental monitoring. The GROW project holds the entire global stock of the Parrot ‘Flower Power’ sensor, a high powered consumer soil sensor distributed through the project. Data from these are published on the GROW API.

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    Ode from the Dirt
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    Audio/Visual Sculptures made with a machine learning algorithm from GROW’S soil data
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    The artwork

    “ODE from the DIRT” is a selection of audio/visual devices/sculptures created by Kasia Molga in collaboration with sound artist Robin Rimbaud Scanner. The data that comes from the soil and from the satellites will inform the artwork.. Various parameters such as moisture, ph, presence of specific organisms or minerals are main actors in this piece, translated and interpreted by machine learning algorithms making decision about animation of the lights and composition of the soundscape. The visual part will be made out of light components (such as lasers, LED lights or OLED screens) and will directly interact with the sound while responding to incoming data. The soundscape will be composed with precomposed audio elements - each element will be assigned to specific data parameter.

    “ODE from the DIRT” can be exhibited as one device - creating a “solo” performance, or a number of sculptures - creating an “orchestra” or a “rave party”. Ideally it will be displayed in urban environments to create a show about lands under the buildings  and roads or nearby farms. But it also can be a beacon of singing soil in any environment wherever the soil is present. 

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    About the artist
    Kasia Molga

    Kasia Molga  is a Design Fusionist, Artist and Creative Technologist, working on the intersection of art / science / engineering using imagination as unifying vehicle.  She examines our - human - perception of “nature” in the constantly growing and increasingly technologically mediated urban environments and creates tangible, multisensory and visual experiences, immersive environments, installations and hybrid visual/physical interfaces, design fictions or speculative futures narratives. She is a co-founder of design lab Electronudes (electronudes.eu)  and art collective WorldWilderLab (worldwilderlab.net). She lectures, publish and present regularly and holds MA in Interdisciplinary Design Studies (Central Saint Martin College of Arts and Design).

    The technology
    Ode from the Dirt

    Audio/Visual Sculptures made with a machine learning algorithm from GROW’S soil data

    About the residency

    This H2020 project engages thousands of growers, scientists and others passionate about the land. Their objective is to discover together, using simple tools on how to better manage soil and grow food, while contributing to vital scientific environmental monitoring. The GROW project holds the entire global stock of the Parrot ‘Flower Power’ sensor, a high powered consumer soil sensor distributed through the project. Data from these are published on the GROW API.

    About the producer
    Futureeverything