Data visualizations, presented in a fairytale language with visually captivating and easily understandable illustrations, have the power to raise awareness about the severity and urgency of climate change. These visualizations capture attention, spark curiosity, and encourage environmental and sustainability discussions. Additionally, the main character embarks on a climate change adventure, symbolizing the toxic creature (in relation to human beings) facing the challenges of a changing climate.
“The next good thing was spotting a big brown scab fungus a little way off, which would do for breakfast. Toby didn’t particularly like this flat kind of mushroom which insects sometimes laid their eggs. Usually, they had to be cooked for a long time before they could be used in a cheese dish or fry-up. But Toby ripped off a thick chunk and ate it raw. He had also found a tiny pond in a hollow in the bark, which he lapped up like an ant, before going back to his hole. After his improvised meal, he felt his brain getting into gear.”
Excerpt From: Timothee de Fombelle. “Toby Alone”.
8 inch cone woofer and 1 inch dome tweeter; Produce low distortion sound with a well-defined bottom end at any output level. 38Hz to 30kHz frequency response; Power consumption: 60 watts. 75W LF plus 45W HF bi amp system 120W total; Level control ( 4dB/center click), EQ: High trim switch ( / 2dB at HF) / Room control switch (0/2/4 dB under 500Hz). Room control and high trim response controls. XLR and TRS phone jack inputs. Crossover: 2kHz
BAMBOO BED MAT
A bamboo bed mat is a traditional Chinese cooling mat or summer sleeping mat. It is typically made of woven bamboo strips or other natural materials, such as reeds or straw, which are arranged in a crisscross pattern. The design allows for air circulation and helps to dissipate heat, providing a cooling effect during hot weather. Indeed, the bamboo mat is commonly used in China, especially during the summer months when temperatures are high. It is often placed on beds or used as a floor mat to provide a cooler sleeping or sitting surface. The natural materials used in the mat help to absorb and release body heat, making it more comfortable to sleep or rest on during hot and humid conditions. I'm interested in utilising the bamboo mat as a physical component for installations, providing visitors with the opportunity to lie down and feel the inherent freshness exuded by the bamboo.
As mold colonies grow, they release more spores, contributing to further spread. Furthermore, molds' ability to penetrate and colonize porous surfaces parallels their capacity to break down materials, such as drywall, carpets, or insulation. Just like mold rapidly spreads when provided with a suitable environment of moisture and organic materials, information bombardment in our daily lives resonates poetically and grotesquely with the AI-reinterpreted sound of mold growth. It poses a rhetorical question about the "soundness of information."
Alongside the sound piece, the project explores the possibility of displaying fairytales and illustrations created in collaboration with AI. This installation allows children and adults to converse with AI-generated characters, fostering imagination and curiosity. It prompts discussions on the relationship between humans and machines, ethics, trust, and the impact of AI on daily life.
ISABELLA'S MOLD CAKE
Isabella learned the delicate balance of ingredients, infusing them with the essence of the selected molds. She mixed the batter with a gentle touch and an intuitive understanding, allowing it to meld with the living molds, bridging the gap between culinary artistry and mystical transformation.
Once the batter was ready, Isabella poured it into enchanted molds specially crafted. These molds possessed intricate patterns designed to capture the essence and spirit of the chosen molds. The cakes-to-be are nestled within, awaiting their transformation in the heat of the oven.
As the aroma of the baking cakes wafted through the air, a sense of anticipation filled the village. Residents flocked to Isabella's bakery, eager to witness her journey's culmination and partake in the extraordinary flavors that awaited them.
With practiced precision, Isabella removed the cakes from the oven, their surfaces adorned with intricate patterns—testaments to the mold's influence. The scent that filled the air was intoxicating, with whispers of adventure and delight.
It was now time for the moment of truth—the tasting. The villagers gathered around, their eyes wide with anticipation. A symphony of flavors unfolded as the first bite was taken, dancing upon their tongues. Each person experienced a unique journey, guided by the mold's essence; their senses ignited with new sensations and emotions.
The cakes with molds became more than culinary creations—they were gateways to unseen realms.
First, a delicate whisper of earthy intrigue dances across your taste buds, reminiscent of a mossy forest floor kissed by the morning dew. It is the essence of the mold, an ancient secret unveiled through each delectable bite.
As the flavors deepen, a gentle sweetness emerges, like the embrace of a summer breeze carrying the scent of blooming wildflowers. It caresses your senses, enveloping you in a tender embrace as if Mother Nature whispered her sweetest secrets.
But the subtle tang, a playful twinkle, leaves you spellbound. It dances upon your tongue, an enigmatic riddle to be unraveled, teasing your palate with its mysterious allure. The mold's signature, an ephemeral note, sparks curiosity and kindles the fires of wonder within.
The cake unveils new dimensions with every morsel, shifting and evolving like a kaleidoscope of flavors. Earthy whispers intertwine with delicate sweetness while the enigmatic tang tiptoes upon your senses, leaving an indelible imprint upon your taste memories.
And as you savor the last crumb, a lingering sensation remains—an echo of the mold's embrace, a brush of enchantment that lingers on your lips. It is a reminder of your extraordinary journey, a testament to the transformative power of molds and their wondrous union with the culinary arts.
FROM PROMPTS TO STORIES
Utilizing the creative synergy between Midjourney's photography capturing the intriguing essence of Mold (fungus) and the sun as thought-provoking prompts, I embarked on a transformative artistic journey. Blending these captivating images, I revisited the process, this time incorporating one of my crafted hand-drawn notes portraying an astronaut reclining upon the terrestrial surface. Enveloped in a dance of visual amalgamation, the amalgamated pictures took form, revealing their unique character.
Curiosity enveloped me as I sought Midjourney's perception of these final creations. Compelled to delve deeper, I presented the description prompts derived from the amalgamated images to Chat GPT, an entity with an intrinsic understanding of narrative intricacies. In awe, I contemplated whether Chat GPT could unveil the narrative essence within the depths of my impulsive mind as I sensed an uncanny familiarity resonating within the resulting story.
One sunny morning, Mia and Oliver decided to collaborate on a particular project. They wanted to create two drawings that would captivate the entire village. They brainstormed ideas, searching for inspiration until they stumbled upon an old legend about a giant orange ball that would appear at the peak of the mountains every century.
Mia and Oliver set to work to bring this legend to life. They envisioned the two drawings to be full-body representations of the mysterious orange ball. The first drawing would showcase its warm core nature, radiating energy and vitality, while the second drawing would be handheld, emphasizing the sense of intimacy and wonder surrounding the legend.
They spent weeks meticulously sketching and experimenting with colors, trying to capture the essence of the giant orange ball. Mia's explosive pigmentation technique added a touch of magic, bringing the drawings to life. The vibrant hues of orange and white danced across the canvas, forming a mesmerizing lens flare effect that filled the village with awe.