Robert Twomey


University of Washington



Art Works:

Writings and Presentations:

Title: Transforming the Commonplace through Machine Perception: Light Field Synthesis and Audio Feature Extraction in the Rover Project
Writing Type: Paper
Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2017: Unsettled Artifacts: Technological Speculations from Latin America
Abstract Summary:

Rover is a mechatronic imaging device inserted into quotidian space, transforming the sights and sounds of the everyday through its peculiar modes of machine perception. Using computational light field photography and machine listening, it creates a kind of cinema following the logic of dreams: suspended but mobile, familiar yet infinitely variable in detail. Rover draws on diverse traditions of robotic exploration, landscape and still-life depiction, and audio field recording to create a hybrid form between photography
and cinema. This paper describes the mechatronic, machine perception, and audio-visual synthesis techniques developed for the piece.

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