Wherever you are today and whenever you may have sat or stood somewhere, late late late at night, in Linz, this work is for you, this work invites you use our AR gadgets to place a Wurststand in your town, or place a Leberkässemmel on your plate at home. Share a post and write a short memory of a day (or night) at an Ars Electronica Festival. Links to social platforms AR filters via the festival channels and matthewgardiner.net
Gardening for Robots
Dr Matthew Gardiner (artist) pioneered the convergence of origami, folding and robotics through his generations of Oribotics. His artworks portray an altered future wherein folding forms the fundamental fabric of life, and his artistic process explores Folding as Code for Matter, creating works that exhibit material intelligence. Oribokit™ is a democratic artwork, designed to open his field of expertise to a general audience as via an art-kit medium. Beside the Nibelungen Bridge, similar to Gardiner’s Synthetic Memetic piece from 2013, deals with a complex social topic by practising critical humour. Gardiner is currently the key researcher in Robotic Origami in the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Matthew Gardiner (AU)
Robotic Origami Workshop with Matthew Gardiner. ’Oribokit: Gardening for Robots‘ introduces a new artscience kit by Ars Electronica Futurelab researcher Matthew Gardiner. The kit allows you to make your own robotic garden at home. The assembled kit grafts onto a tree branch and is designed to minimise material usage and maximise modular recyclability for robotic origami applications. Kits include 1,2 or 3 oribotic blossoms featuring easy-to-fold laser-cut paper, servo motors, drive wires, and Arduino compatible STM32 microcontroller plus open-source firmware.
Matthew Gardiner (AU)
Festival, late, Golden Nicas delivered. A mixed hoard spill into Linz; eclectic electric musicians chattering in nihongo, intro-and-extro-verted artists and friends not seen for an age for the tyranny of distance. Drawn involuntarily to places warmer and happier than Hans in Glück, to a lone Würstlstand in Linz. Perhaps beside the Linzer Nibelungenbrucke.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Matthew Gardiner. Workshops hosted by Experimenta.