Julie Freeman translates data from natural sources into kinetic sculptures, physical objects, images, sound compositions and animations, exploring relationships between science, art, and the natural world; questioning the impact of technology in how we translate nature. www.translatingnature.org
A Selfless Society
is an abstract animation influenced by real-time data from a live naked mole-rat colony, with a focus on the activities of the altruistic non-breeding females. The work is an non-pictoral representation of the daily patterns of the naked mole rats.
It is part of the Rodent Activity
Transmission systems project (http://RAT.systems)
Funders: The Centre for Public Engagement at Queen Mary University of London, Arts Council England.
Partners: Open Data Institute OpenSensors.io
Julie Freeman, Dr. Chris Faulkes (Queen Mary University of London), Marcin Ignac (variable.io), Matt Jarvis
Image credit: Lorna Ellen Faulkes