Bio-Inspire is an inspired A/V 3D dome performance which has screened in the Institute of American Indian Arts (New Mexico) and Fiske Planetarium – University of Colorado Boulder (Colorado ). Two A/V artists and two sound designers worked for the project. It is a five minute long mapping video that took three months to be completed. Red, white, and black fractal patterns flutter across the screen. A show of abstract webs and networks of connected organisms visualize artificial neuron connections and the growth & gradual sophistication of neural networks. This is Bio-Inspire.
It is mainly inspired by Artificial Neural Networks, which is a widely used method in machine learning and cognitive science. They are human-made versions of biological neural networks, namely the neural system of the animals. The ANNs are composed of several nodes, layers, and connections which simulate to some extent the message exchange and processing through a biological neural network. Each function is specific to the learned data according to which the form of the ANN is shaped. As the quantity of layers, nodes, and connections in an artificial neural network increase, the structure gets more complex. Getting the inspiration from the structure of an ANN, our aim was to redefine the complexity of a neural network using abstract objects and sound referring to its natural form. All visuals are made by using C4D, Softimage and ICE.
Yusuf Emre Kucur (TR) is a multidisciplinary designer in Istanbul. He studied Visual Communication Design (VCD) at Istanbul Bilgi University (IBU) and worked on various design projects. From 2011 he worked as a freelancer for different agencies and was involved in art festivals and projects. Since 2015 he has worked as a designer and is a co-founder of Void.Bahadır Dağdelen
Bahadır Dağdelen (TR) is a multidisciplinary new media artist based in Istanbul. Influenced by street art and graffiti from an early age, his graffiti paintings have appeared in national and international festivals. His interest in digital art and media led him to study Visual Communication Design (VCD) at Istanbul Bilgi University (IBU). He focused on computer graphics and 3D and took part in national and international projects. Since 2015 he has worked as a designer and is co-founder of Void.
Direction and Animation: Void bevoid.co
Concept Development: Şerife Seda Kucur, Selay Karasu, Tuğçe Akkoç
Project Manager: Evren Erbaşol
A/V Artists and Directors: Yusuf Emre Kucur, Bahadır Dağdelen
Documentation: Cüneyt Korkut Keleşoglu
Sound Design: Selçuk Can Güven, Erhan Kabakci
Special thanks to: Rob Chapman, Barış Serdar, Ali Ata Kavame, Can Bilgin