Google | DevArt
DevArt was a global initiative set out to celebrate art with code. Giving developers a platform to share their process and win a chance to exhibit their work at the Barbican London alongside world acclaimed artists. DevArt was part of the Digital Revolution Exhibition in partnership with the Google Developer team.
DevArt consisted of an online platform for artists to submit their entries for the chance to have their work made and exhibited at the Barbican in London.
The site seamlessly connected to Github pulling in new pushes and documentation to be shared with the community.
Three artists were commissioned. Varvara and Mar from Barcelona, Zach Lieberman from New York and Karsten Schmidt based in London. Each artist shared their sketches, process and prototypes.
Karsten Schmidt’s Code Factory gave the public a chance to create their own piece of sculpture. The public's submissions were 3D printed and exhibited within the gallery.
Zach Lieberman’s Play The World enabled visitors to play a keyboard that sourced the music notes from live radio streams across the world in real time.
Varvara and Mar created the Wishing Wall where spoken words were transformed into butterflies; Based on the sentiment of each wish a unique butterfly was created and projected onto the wall.
The winners, Cyril and Beatrice’s proposal was called Les métamorphoses de Mr. Kalia. Based around the theme of metamorphosis in the human body. Using motion tracking technology the audience was able to personify Mr. Kalia.
DevArt was also built to inform and inspire the next generation of developers. DevArt Young Creators was an educational component of the project designed for students aged 9-13 years
Each DevArt interactive artist led a workshop giving children the opportunity to make their first creation with code. The workshops were then developed into lesson plans in-line with the UK’s new national computing curriculum.