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Cybrog Bloom

Digital art installation
Year: 2017
Funded by UVA Digital Art Fellowship

Cyborg Bloom is a cybernetic machine that challenges the illusory boundary between ecology and technology. Temperature and humidity, light, and infrared sensors produce data that drive the LED rings’ behavior. The machine consists of two kinds of responsive mechanisms. First, sunlight, temperature, and moisture decide baseline behaviors. Second, a feedback mechanism exists between LED light and luminosity sensors. When LED pulses, the changing ambient light feeds back to light sensors, adjusting LEDs’ behavior. The positive feedback loop between the machines drives the machines to produce emergent behaviors.

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