A Selfless Society 2015

A Selfless Society: an abstract animation influenced by real-time data from a live naked mole-rat colony

A Selfless Society is an abstract animation influenced by real-time data from a live naked mole-rat colony, with a focus on the activities of the altruistic non-breeding females. The work is an non-pictoral representation of the daily patterns of the naked mole rats.

It is part of the Rodent Activity

Transmission systems project (http://RAT.systems)

Funders: The Centre for Public Engagement at Queen Mary University of London, Arts Council England.

Partners: Open Data Institute  OpenSensors.io

Team:

Julie Freeman, Dr. Chris Faulkes (Queen Mary University of London), Marcin Ignac (variable.io), Matt Jarvis

Julie Freeman translates data from natural sources into kinetic sculptures, physical objects, images, sound compositions and animations, exploring relationships between science, art, and the natural world; questioning the impact of technology in how we translate nature. www.translatingnature.org

Photograph credit: Lorna Faulkes/Julie Freeman