The International Image Festival is an event of electronic arts and digital culture organized by the Visual Design Department at the Universidad de Caldas in Colombia since 1997. This year, the Festival will host ISEA2017, one of the most important symposiums on Electronic Art in the world, and for the first time will be held in a Latin American country.

At the same time, the Festival will be part of selected cultural events in the ’Crusade Season France-Colombia’ initiative, led by the French Institute and the Ministry of Culture.

In this space, you’ll find the reunited programming for the 16th International Image Festival and ISEA 2017. This app enables you to create your own schedule for attending certain events during the Festival.

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Monday, June 12 • 11:00 - Friday, June 16 •19:00

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Hive Mind connects an active beehive in the Santa Cruz mountains of coastal California with a gallery installation built of over 1750 individually programmable LEDs in a creative, abstract visualization. The beehive is tracked in real time with sensors monitoring the temperature, humidity, sound level, activity level, population, honey reserves, and, via cameras and computer vision algorithms, the arrival and departure of each bee as it forages. This information streams live from a small computer at the hive to another computer at the gallery which uses the data to control LEDs hanging from an aluminum frame in a 3D configuration. It is wall mounted with core dimensions of 193cm x 160cm x 61cm. The software guiding the visualization are custom written by the artist in the Processing and C++ languages. The viewer in the gallery sees all 1750 LEDs in the work, with a lower core representing the most profound rhythms with colors and volume responding to the slow changing data from inside the hive (temperature, population etc), this is overlaid with patterns responding to sound and activity levels and and above this sudden small flashes on the periphery of the piece that correspond to the transits of individual bees.


Monday June 12, 2017 11:00 - Friday June 16, 2017 19:00 GMT-05
Museo de Arte de Caldas - Sala Óscar Naranjo CCC Teatro Los Fundadores - Carrera 22 con calle 33