M.A.R.I.N. will do its first public launch at ISEA2009 Belfast in August 2009. This expedition, the “Irish Sea Residency”, will focus on Littoral cultures: how marine ecologies close to human settlements are perceived by scientists and local communities, and how our art & science research team will introduce new tactics how to interlace them.
As part of the residency, a collaborative project Ecolocated: Littoral Lives will be realized by three artists, Nigel Helyer (AU), Tapio Mäkelä (FI), and Andreas Siagian (ID), supported by Daniel Woo and Michael Lake from University of New South Wales, Sydney. The team will run water quality tests, make field recordings, interviews, and geotag information to create a location based installation, also participated by local community workshops. Besides, they will podcast and offshore FM broadcast during the expedition. The installation will open at the Catalyst Arts gallery in Belfast already on August 7th. The symposium part of ISEA takes place between August 23 and September 1st.
CDPDU – Common Data Processing And Display Unit
Emerging out of the need how to both generate complex data sets in the field, and how to show them in the public in a meaningful way for M.A.R.I.N. and API, Matthew Biederman, Marko Peljhan have conceptualized a unit called CDPDU – Common Data Processing And Display Unit. The design and manufacturing was done by Nejc Trost, Samo Stopar and Andrej Bizjak at C-ASTRAL Inc. in Slovenia, the v 1.0 software GUI was designed by Marko Peljhan and the backend written as part of the STEM project at UCSB by Wesley Smith using LuaAV. The idea with the unit is that it can be used in the workshops and in the field, thus having a rugged design, while it can also be placed in exhibition contexts to link with on-going research in the field as well as already generated data sets and research documentation.
images: credit Nejc Trost