Attendees dug in with the "Glowing Pathfinder Bugs" display.
The 2010 SIGGRAPH Art Gallery has done away with the old phrase “look but don’t touch.”
The 14 juried pieces exhibited this year absolutely require human interaction with a focus on haptics (touch). Richard Elaver from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has taken the cross disciplinary theme of Leonardo and applied it to the selection process for the exhibits on display. Leonardo is a journal that has a philosophy of combining science, technology and art. Leonardo can be explored at www.leonardo.info.
Richard comes from a traditional art background of metalsmithing and jewelry making. He was always chasing new techniques and looking for different ways of doing things. Technology is fine, but there is something satisfying about working with materials. As a boy, when the others were making snowmen, Richard made a six foot toilet out of snow in his parent’s front yard. Certainly that was different, more importantly, it was a combination of science and technology to produce art.