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PREMIERE AT ARS ELECTRONICA

Teaser video for the premiere of Quantum Logos

Executive Producer , Art , Animation, Programming  © Mark Chavez 

POST ARS ELECTRONICA REFLECTION: QUANTUM LOGOS

by Mark Chavez 

10.09.2019

SINGAPORE

"Just completed the four-day presentation of Quantum Logos (vision serpent) at Ars Electronica Deep Space 8k theater. It was quite a ride, with my colleagues in arms Ina ConradiBianka Hofmann, and Bob Kastner. Full of the requisite stress that comes with big efforts. Although I produced and animated all of the visuals myself, I received a much needed musical score from Tate Egon Chavez. Other consultation came from Rupert Ursin, deputy director at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. I'm an artist/animator and not trained in Quantum Theory or cultural archetype and metaphor, though these are interesting subjects to study." To continue

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Credits Quantum Logos © Mark Chavez

Photographer: Wolfgang Simlinger

ORIGINPHYSICS NETWORK 
T
HE CERN'S SOCIAL MEDIA TWITTER FEED

 

"QUANTUM TRAVELERS ART-SCI AMAZING PIECE"

 

09.09.2019

ORIGINPHYSICS

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AUSTRIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES IQOQI

SCIENTISTS AND ARTISTS CO-CREATE VISUAL AND SONIC

NARRATIVES TO COMMUNICATE QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY

 

09.09.2019

INSTITUTE FOR QUANTUM OPTICS AND QUANTUM INFORMATION VIENNA


"Senior Group Leader Rupert Ursin brainstormed with artists on how to deal with quantum physics in art. The result can be seen at the Ars Electronica Festival 2019 “Quantum Logos”, presented by the collective: media artist duo Mark CHAVEZ and Ina CONRADI, the Sci-Art producer and developer Bianka HOFMANN and the science communicator Bob KASTNER. " To continue...

Credits Quantum Logos © Mark Chavez

Photographer: Wolfgang Simlinger

NETWORKING EVENT: ENTANGLEMENT ONGOING

NEW PATHWAYS IN COMMUNICATING QUNATUM TECHNOLOGY

by Bianka Hoffman

 

 

09.08.2019

ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER


"We need spaces to negotiate scientific developments to spark the conversation about how we use new technologies and create a society and a future according to our values. The Ars Electronica is such a space. Also, in Germany, a lot has been invested in the last 20 years in explaining science. Science communication has extended its mission: to make R&D understandable to the public, to interact with society's stakeholders, to inspire young people to study a STEM discipline and to make the purpose of public funds transparent. " For more please see  Networking Event.

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Bianka Hofmann, Sci Art Communicator and Project Develoepr

Photographer: Wolfgang Simlinger

ARS ELECTRONICA BLOG

QUANTUM LOGOS - AN ARTISTIC APPROACH to QUANTUM PHYSICS 

by Magdalena Sick-Leitner

04.09.2019

CENTER DEEP SPACE FESTIVAL OUT OF THE BOX


" You understand nothing when it comes to quantum physics? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! The Quantum Travelers are using artistic means to get to the bottom of this difficult matter with their Deep Space project “Quantum Logos” at the Ars Electronica Festival. We talked to the Quantum Travelers and experienced what awaits us at the Ars Electronica Festival." To continue...

Kali Effect © Mark Chavez

Photographer: Wolfgang Simlinger

CLOT MAGAZINE ON QUANTUM LOGOS
 

INSIGHT:A DIVE INTO QUANTUM PHYSICS WITH

QUANTUM TRAVELERS

05.09.2019

CLOT Magazine: Digital Culture, News 


" Quantum physics still is a somehow familiar, but at the same time, completely abstract number of theories scientists have formulated to explain the laws that reign our universe at the subatomic level. We all know the words and what they describe, but what is it actually about, and why it’s becoming more and more popular? " To continue...

Still  from Quantum Logos © Mark Chavez

PRESS RELEASE

PREMIERE OF THE 'QUANTUM LOGOS' ARTWORK AT

ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2019 IN LINZ, AUSTRIA

23.08.2019

BREMEN, LOS ANGELES, SINGAPORE,VIENNA  

The art-sci collective “Quantum Travelers” presents the artist duo of Mark Chavez and Ina Conradi, based in Los Angeles and Singapore, who showcase “Quantum Logos” at this years 40th-anniversary Ars Electronica Festival. The artwork aims to make the universe’s underlying quantum reality accessible to the public. During the so-called “Interlude” after the screening, Mark Chavez will interact with audience members, letting them create visual and acoustic metaphors themselves.

“Quantum Logos” is an immersive, reactive audio-visual experience that explores the basics of quantum theory as expressed through cultural archetypes. Using state-of-the-art, real-time animation techniques, it attempts to shed new insight on fundamental natural phenomena. Whether it's the so-called heart of the quantum theory, the double-slit experiment, or phenomena such as entanglement or superposition, all are abstract physical concepts that are difficult to grasp. “Quantum Logos” aims to ease access to the counterintuitive phenomena of quantum reality. They all underlie the universe’s natural structures, from the waves of inanimate matter to the vivid systemic photosynthesis in plants to the human brain and consciousness, which seem to produce the results of quantum physical measurements. “We transform scientific results and our natural environment into the language of art,” states Ina Conradi. The “Quantum Logos” artwork leads visitors using visual and acoustic approaches to these phenomena deep into a continuum of possible expressions of matter and energy touched at its innermost core. They enter a world of the smallest physical units of all: the quanta.

The so-called first quantum revolution resulted in technologies such as transistors and lasers. Without them, today’s computers, mobile phones, and the internet would be unthinkable. The second quantum revolution is a paradigm change. In this race, “quantum” replaces the “digital.” To communicate quantum technology, Quantum Travelers enhance the visual, verbal, and sonic narratives of the scientific basis of quantum mechanics. The collective examines how to communicate the up-coming applications in quantum computing, such as simulations, cryptography, and the “Quantum Internet.” These revolutionary technologies will shape the future of society. The public needs to grasp its counterintuitive and paradoxical logic to discuss quantum research and the chances and risks of quantum technological applications.

The “Quantum Travelers” art-sci collective aims to set up a fluid network of artists, scientists, science communicators, and business partners to excite the public about the consequences of quantum technology to move it into the mainstream. Media artists Mark Chavez and Ina Conradi teamed up in 2018 with sci-art producer and developer Bianka Hofmann (Germany) and science communicator Bob Kastner (Austria) to form the art-sci collective. It aims to use cultural metaphors to artistically describe ambitious and crucial scientific concepts. The core team invites scientists and artists to discuss and co-create, such as the quantum physicist Prof. Rupert Ursin, from the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Vienna.

“Quantum Logos” premieres at this year’s Ars Electronica Festival in the Deep Space 8K theater. The festival is one of the most important media art events worldwide. This year’s theme is “Out of the Box: The Midlife Crises of the Digital Revolution.” The Deep Space 8K theater provides both artists and scientists an expanded view of the world, with the ability to construct new realities and new forms of communication. It is staged simultaneously as an open art studio and science laboratory. At its core, Deep Space is taking advantage of modern audio-visual technologies to effectively communicate the unique and attractively complex discoveries of today. “It’s fairly easy to make amazing visual effects these days, the challenge comes when using these toolsets that are strong in replicating realistic visuals, make artworks that sufficiently describe our subject matter in a way that the public can understand,” says Chavez. “Technically, the artwork employs a powerful virtual real-time rendering customized pallet completely powered by code. An audio-reactive visualization was created using the Derivative TouchDesigner program.”

Saturday, Sept. 7 at 12:00

with statements, discussions,

and get-together.

Friday, Sept. 6 at 16:15 at

OK Center.

NETWORKING EVENT

"ENTANGLEMENT ONGOING"

TALK AT THE

"INTERNATIONAL EXPANDED ANIMATION SYMPOSIUM"

Thursday, Sept. 5, at 16:00,

Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11:30

and Sunday, Sept. 8 at 16:00

at Ars Electronica Center.

"QUANTUM LOGOS"

SCREENINGS

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Quantum Travelers is an international team of artists, science communicators, and producers supported by scientists and business developers. We co-create audio-visual and textual narratives, inject science results into mainstream culture, and communicate key technologies that shape society.


www.quantumtravelers.org
info@quantumtravelers.org

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LINKS

Teaser video                                    https://vimeo.com/354587085

 

Screenings

“Quantum Logos”                           https://bit.ly/2KVXjwS

 

Networking event

“Entanglement Ongoing”            https://www.quantumtravelers.org/upcoming-events

 

Talk at the International

Animation Symposium                 https://www.quantumtravelers.org/lectures

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