Growth Modeling Device by David Bowen
Growth Modeling Device by David Bowen uses lasers to scan an onion plant from 3 angles. The data is then triangulated and used in by a fuse deposition modeler, to create a plastic model of the current state of the plant. This process takes place every 24 hours so in the end you have several models illustrating the growth of the plant.
Check out the video of the installation in action or if you are in New Orleans David will be an artist-in-residence and the growth rendering device will be featured in BioLogic: A Natural History of Digital Life at the 2009 Siggraph.
David Bowen is an artist and assistant professor of sculpture and physical computing at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
The SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research. The conference’s installations provide close-up views of the latest in digital art, emerging technologies, and hands-on opportunities for creative collaboration.
Conference: 3-7 August (Monday through Friday)
Exhibition: 4-6 August (Tuesday through Thursday)
26 – 30 July 2010
Los Angeles, California USA
Los Angeles Convention Center
8 – 12 August 2011
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre
if you want to plan ahead..