myGalaxies - by Ben Byford and Anthony Finch 09 Commissioned as part of 'Light Night' Leeds 09, myGalaxies was presented as part of the Leeds Met University section in the Old Broadcasting house. Over the Course of the evening the Old Broadcasting house received over 300 people to view the installations, videos and robots presented.
myGalaxies is a continuous project run by Tony and myself progressing the application to better visualise our artistic intent. myGalaxies is the exploration of networked culture, the attachment and emotion towards a system, information visualisation, and the inherent networks available to us in our environments.
016-017 ‘My Galaxy’: Ben Byford, & ‘Electric Pets’: Chris Martin and Louise Atkinson
‘My Galaxy’ is a twisted take on social networking. Design your own planet influenced by your likes and interests, place it on the virtual galaxy and watch its gravitational pull attract in other like-minded worlds, reshaping the whole galaxy as it goes. Meanwhile, rushing around the floor will be the electric pets. Controlled by visiting members of the public, electronic animals - knitted out of electric wire - will detect signals in the atmosphere and produce different sounds depending on where you send them. 8pm-12am, Old Broadcasting House, Leeds Met, LS2 9EN...