We are a multidisciplinary group of artistic, cultural and entertainment projects based on technology; formed by a team of specialists in various fields of digital and performing arts. This collaborative network is formed by the Hotpixel, Map, May, Nerd Light, Poink and Poppler companies. COCOLAB is responsible for all stages of a project, from conceptualization to realization and operation thereof. We integrate various resources. Video, audio, interactive technologies, special effects, lighting, set design, industrial design, content, show programming and control Innovation is a fundamental part of our projects, that's why we collaborated with artists, experts and companies the most diverse fields.
The Mediated Matter group focuses on Nature-inspired Design and Design-inspired Nature. We conduct research at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, materials science and synthetic biology and apply that knowledge to design across scales from the micro scale to the building scale. We create biologically inspired and engineered design fabrication tools and technologies and structures aiming to enhance the relation between natural and man-made environments. Our research field, entitled Material Ecology, integrates computational form-finding strategies with biologically inspired fabrication. This design approach enables the mediation between objects and environment; between humans and objects; and between humans and environment. Our goal is to enhance the relation between natural and man-made environments by achieving high degrees of design customization and versatility, environmental performance integration and material efficiency. We seek to establish new forms of design and novel processes of material practice at the intersection of computer science, material engineering, design and ecology, with broad applications across multiple scales.
LUMEN is an authentic contemporary art experience in New York City featuring emerging and established artists. LUMEN’s goal is connecting artists with the community all while exposed in a nomadic alternative space. This 6th annual event will bring original visual, performance and installation art to new audiences, under the artistic vision and curator, Will Corwin.
<p>A small potted tree is augmented with video projection, creating volumetric light patterns using itʼs own leaves as voxels. This technique allows a tree to have a visceral conversation with human visitors, and to become a new type of aesthetic object.</p> <p>The tree that can display digital media’ is a provocation against a current asymptote of outdoor digital media that champions media facades, we instead suggest interventions in reaction to existing unscripted entities within the environment such as trees.</p> <p>The projection triggers photosynthesis effects which affect tree growth, suggesting the possibility of 3D printing a tree, and of visitors feeding the tree through interaction with it.</p> <p>Lit Tree uses structured light projection techniques developed by Kimchi and Chips which they have made available online for free.</p>