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Our Photography Setup For The Damaged Leaf Dataset

Damaged Leaf Dataset Update

RoboLeaf at Haystack Labs 2022

(This page is under construction). PROJECT DESCRIPTION: RoboLeaf imagines a tree that can protect itself from invasive insects like the spongy moth caterpillar. Fabricated from a thick paper, the leaf’s origami folds are scored on a laser cutter. The leaf opening and closing is automated through the use of a fiber that silently contracts when heated […]

Making (And Giving Away) Tiny Prints of the Athena Dataset

Below are notes on how the Athena Dataset was pictured using a mini 3D printed printing press. Invoices for materials are shared for those interested in working with the press. Making mini prints with this 3d-printed printing press from Open Press. Printed in ABS. Tools used to make these original monotypes include a 3d printer, […]

So Small And So Hungry…

So small and hungry! #spongymoth caterpillars make their way into the trees. Tiny caterpillars, leaves, and bites…the beginning of the 2022 Damaged Leaf Dataset (and all that is good, bad, creative, & ruinous in that).

Return Of The Spongy Moth

Looks like the damaged leaf dataset will continue to grow this summer…

Making Liquid Architectures with the Athena Dataset

Here’s a video made by the student employees in the UVM FabLab; it shows the work they contributed to fabricating the sculptures in the exhibition, Liquid Architectures and Leaky Territories.

The Art in Artificial Interview Series!

At last! Click on the title below to access the first season of the Art in Artificial.

Installation Shots From Liquid Architectures and Leaky Territories

For the gallery of images follow this link. There are so many people to thank for the great success of the first showing of Liquid Architectures. I’ll highlight the program here but also want to thank University Communications and particularly Bailey Beltramo, Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist, and Josh Defibaugh for exhibition documentation.

Damaged Leaf Dataset

Update Feb 2022: Thank you to the College of Arts and Sciences at UVM for awarding us a Small Grant Award to photograph the leaves preserved for this dataset. Photography will begin in March 2022. Over the summer and fall of 2021, I closely observed the rapid life cycle of the Lymantria dispar, particularly its […]

Managing the Complexity Of A Collaborative Generative Art Practice

Special shout out to my fellow-presenters and panelists at this year’s College Art Association Annual Conference! It was in inspiring display of innovative digital humanties projects, facilitated by forward-thinking librarians. Appraising Your Research as Data: Managing, Visualizing, and Preserving Your ScholarshipArt Libraries Society of North America2/19/22 Chairs: Kim Collins, Emory UniversityKate Cunningham, University of Buffalo […]