I have a collection of artworks that overlaps with my research interests in negotiating the space between people and technology. Lichtsuchende has been shown at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, the New Technology Art Awards and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, while other works have been shown at Tate Exchange, Kinetica, Talbot Rice Gallery and more.
(Showings and publications at the bottom of the page)
Lichtsuchende, a collaboration with Rocio Jungenfeld, is a small society of robot sunflowers that interact by exchanging beams of light. Over the years, they have morphed from a study in distributed embodied algorithms into a study of what robot imaginaries might be.
Chaodependant, in collaboration with Owen Green and Agelos Papadakis, investigates the use of technology to explore invisibly structured spaces, in particular the attraction and repulsion of magnetic fields. A pendulum hangs from the roof, with a magnet encased in glass as the bob. A circular base supports a collection of glass pods containing magnets, sensors and lights.
Selected Shows and Awards
Murray-Rust, D., & von Jungenfeld, R. (2017). Thinking through robotic imaginaries. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4746973
Murray-Rust, D., & Von Jungenfeld, R. (2016). Lichtsuchende. Interactions, 23(1), 14–15. https://doi.org/10.1145/2853201
Murray-Rust, D., & von Jungenfeld, R. (2015). Lichtsuchende: A Society of Cybernetic, Phototropic Sunflowers. In Creativity and Cognition 2015. ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2757226.2757381
Murray-Rust, D., & von Jungenfeld, R. (2015). Lichtsuchende : exploring the emergence of a cybernetic society. In C. Johnson, A. Carballal, & J. Correia (Eds.), Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design, 4th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2015 (LNCS 9027) (Vol. 1, pp. 161–174). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16498-4_15
Perelló, J., Murray-Rust, D., Nowak, A., & Bishop, S. R. (2012). Linking science and arts: Intimate science, shared spaces and living experiments. European Physical Journal - Special Topics, 214(1), 597–634. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2012-01707-y
Murray-Rust, D., & von Jungenfeld, R. (2012). Thawing colours: dangling from the fuzzy end of interfaces. In D. Ramduny-Ellis, A. Dix, & S. Gill (Eds.), Physicality 2012 - Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Physicality (pp. 33–37). British Informatics Society Limited.