Month: March 2017

Rats’ Aesthetics – Research

After talking to Marina about rats making art I was looking to see if rats have an aesthetic sense. Do they have any preferences that can be translated into art? I did a facebook survey in a group of rat lover  – Rat Moms ❤️ They seem to prefer materials with textures, soft materials, dark places and hiding places.

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Areana – Prototyping

Building the arena and setting up the camera and the projector. Because I had to move the arena from one place to another, I prototyped it with a light material and built it in a modular way. The foam board arena at first had two rooms in order to let the rats some rest time.

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RatArt (Magic Windows – Final project)

Most of us are not aware that Humankind’s common ancestor with other mammals was a prehistoric RAT (according to the prevailing theory). I was inspired by this theory to create an augmented reality environment in wich the rats’ movement reveals the image of our common ancestor (from which both rats and humans are originated). This it

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Rat’s Symphony

Here I created an environment for the rats to play with human voices. The idea of letting them the ability to use us as tools, instruments, was interesting to me. I chose to use a pentatonic scale (five notes per octave). In that way, the notes complement each other in many different combinations. The order

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