“ATLAS in silico” is the result of a vibrant collaboration between artists and scientists spanning new media, computer science, metagenomics, biology, and engineering.
Ruth West is an artist with background as a molecular genetics researcher. She is Director, Interactive Technologies for CENS (Center for Embedded Networked Sensing) on the UCLA campus and is concurrently an Artist-Research Associate at the UCSD Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, where she is the first CALIT2 New Media Artist crossing over to the Digitally Enabled Genomic Medicine Layer.
Todd Margolis is currently the Technical Director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) at UCSD. In 2004, he received his MFA in Electronic Visualization from the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a founding member of the immersive and interactive art and technology non-profit organization, Applied Interactives, and also a member of the art collaborative Sine::apsis Experiments.
Joachim Gossmann is an audiocentric media artist interested in a true interdisciplinary discourse between science and the senses. He is currently working on a PhD in Computer Music at the Center for Research and Computing in the Arts at U. C. San Diego. He also holds a a Tonmeister degree from University of the Arts, Berlin, a MFA in Composition/Experimental Sound Practices from the Californian Institute of the Arts, and has 6 years of professional experience in research, production and development of music in experimental media working at Fraunhofer IMK and the Center for Arts and Media Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany.
MLuM is a Long Beach and Singapore based punceptual histriophonic art ensemble, comprised of multi-national artists whose creato-researchive interests include: The utilization and/or incorporation of scientific, scientistic and pseudo-scientific technologies, methodologies, idealogies and procedures in(to) aesthetic and artistic processes and practices; The aesthetics of sustainability; Sustainability as artistic tradition and genre; The geographics of social networking pertaining to the environmentics of location and mindset; Performance orientations relative to interactive systems within improvisational structures and environments; Charting influence within the aesthetic-ismos.
Always in search of collaborators, MLuM will deliver a paper (presented at MUSICACOUSTICA, Beijing) entitled “Databasethetics.”