ART + TECH + SCIENCE

 

Assemblages: Little Windy Hill

Digital photography, laser etching, 2016

Assemblages is a series of digital vignettes (photo interpretations) of Last Canyon rock shelter, near the Wyoming and Montana border; Little Windy Hill pond in Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest; and Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. Each will create dialogue of how local ecosystems have been formed, given human impacts. More...

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Assemblages: Panoramic

Assemblages: Panoramic is a visual celebration of the Rocky Mountain West's natural beauty, seen through a series of natural landscape reconstructions, created as multi-panel environmental vignettes.

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exine stratification

exine stratification is a top-down view of the Rocky Mountains, designed as a six-part series. Elevation is an often unimaginable indicator of geological historic. This top-down view Rockies forces viewers to consider space and place, looking headlong at the amazing scale of this Alpine landscape.

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sensoria [sen-sawr-ee-uh]:

sensorium is a collection of species eradicated through the North American Megafauna Extinction. sensoria - the sensory apparatus of the body - are 3D-printed species made extinct through human intervention. Species consist of Columbian Mammoth, Giant Sloth, Short Faced Bear, etc.

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percussion

Laser cut, mixed media, data-visualization, 2017

Minerals are a brilliant indicator of the past. Mineral and geologic data inform percussion as it representations of Earth’s history. Each mineral present in a 150' deep vertical rock core sample of the Rocky Mountains. There are 60 individual, 5"x5" core visualizations that make up percussion.

Of " Great Acceleration'

3D modeling and printing, 2016-17

Biological changes occur naturally across Earth’s landscapes. A period known as the ‘Great Acceleration’ signifies the heightening of human activity from the start of the industrial revolution (1750) to nearly the present (2010) – otherwise referred to as the Anthropocene. Of ‘Great Acceleration’ contrasts natural occurrences with those brought on by human impact, which can further accelerate change. More...

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capping

19th Century collodion wet plate process, digital prints, 2017

capping is a series created using the Civil War era Collodion wet-plate process. Prints are shot on 4"x3" glass plates, cured in a silver bath, scanned, exposed, and printed at 10x magnification. Each print is 40"x30" and is displayed with the original glass plate.capping - a term, which means the covering over of a completely-full landfill - explores this 1860s process to explore digital influences and excessive human waste.

Generations proof video

Live-video projection, sound-sensor interactive input, 2017-18

Generations is a live-video feed actively augmented by human interaction. An Arduino micro-controller fitted with a sound-sensor funnels through four-levels of volume to control the live-video display. The live-video feed was created using Processing, an open source visual programming language, to create a site-specific installation. 

Generations is a collaboration between Brandon Gellis, Alexine Sumner-Hultgren and William Harris.

Natural Trap Cave Time Lapse Video

Video, Theta 360 camera, 2017

Natural Trap Cave (Bighorn Basin, Wyoming) is a natural repository of paleontological information on the North American Late Pleistocene, due to a rich layer of fossils from animals that became trapped in the cave.

This is a fish-eye perspective video created from time-lapse footage gathered inside of Natural Trap Cave, WY.

Critical Impacts trailer video

Video, data-visualization, 2017-18

Rates of past environmental change are important for contextualizing and understanding current and future rates of environmental change. Critical Impacts – a collaboration between Brandon Gellis, Dr. J.J. Shinker and Meg Thompson Stanton – is a video project informed by historically-accurate data regarding the acceleration of climatological temperatures since the introduction of mankind on the North American continent.