New Nature

New Nature

Inspired by biology, ecology, and the underlying mathematics of the natural world, New Nature is an ever-unfolding digital world of speculative creatures and landscapes.

Programming: Marpi
Technical Direction: Kevin Colorado
Sound Design: Bent Stamnes
3D Artist: Will Atwood
Documentation: Daniel Garcia
Operations: Christian Boullon
Presented at: ARTECHOUSE

Individual artworks explore the intersection of rigid technologies and delicate, fluid behaviors; trained to mimic nature, the organisms in New Nature demonstrate lifelike behaviors in alien, yet strangely familiar forms.

New Nature

They also react to sensory inputs from their audience — touch, approach, transit, signaled via designated iOS and Android mobile app and Kinect and Leap Motion sensors — and respond with an intelligent playfulness.

Powered by Unity-based reinforced machine learning and audience interaction, more and more complex behaviors emerge throughout the duration of the exhibition and compose an immersive series of environments in perpetual motion and flux.

Hand Interaction
Hand Interaction
Tentacles
Tentacles
Defence
Defence
Succulent Machines
Succulent Machines
Vines
Vines
Blades of Grass
Blades of Grass
Body Interaction
Body Interaction
Desert Anemones
Desert Anemones
New Nature

New Nature is an ongoing series and encompasses multiple individual pieces created by the studio. The full exhibition was installed at ARTECHOUSE in Washington, DC, from October 2018 - January 2019, and comprised four rooms, surround projections, LED trees, responsive floors and 13 interactive terrarium stations.