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Having just come home from the “Beyond Darwin: The co-evolutionary path of art, technology and consciousness” conference in Valencia, I want to post the links to the works of 5 of my colleagues from the Planetary Collegium, which I think may be of interest to you:

Guto Nobrega works with plants, robots and artificial systems to create emotional, delicate and ultimately very beautiful/meaningful works of art. Especially check out his latest project, “Breathing”:
http://www.gutonobrega.co.uk/

Monika Weiss:
http://www.monika-weiss.com/main.php
Simply stunning!

Nicolas Reeves:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/berzowska/158173375/

Unfortunately, Nicolas’s website is being rebuilt at the moment so the best that I can do is provide a link to one of his works on Flickr and also this http://www.newmediaart.eu/montr.html, where you will need to scroll down a bit to find him. These giant, gentle, flying cubes possess curiously animal/human attributes, reacting to one another and the people in their environment very much like living creatures do.

Natasha Vita-More creates artwork as well as research in the controversial area of Life Extension and Transhumanism, working with robotics, medicine, computer science and nano technologies:
http://www.natasha.cc/primo.htm

Luis Miguel Girão is a sound designer/musician who showed some very interesting output. Unfortunately I could not find a website for Luis, however pdf’s of some of his work are here:
http://www.nime.org/2005/proc/nime2005_164.pdf
http://www.icdvrat.rdg.ac.uk/2008/papers/ICDVRAT2008_S09_N02_Almeida_et_al.pdf

Auditorium is an online audio puzzle game and it’s a lot of fun. The interface of the game is very smart, visuals are highly impressive and the game itself is very entertaining. The idea is to set up the scene to have the correct light low in order to get the right melody. It somehow uses a lot of processing (CPU) power due to flash’s weak GPU support. You might want to play in a window instead of full screen or reduce the quality. Anyway, it is a really good experience!

go to auditorium to play!!!