A collaboration between transnational artists Cy Gorman & Jazmyne Geis, Augmented Organism is a project bringing together film making, choreography, environmental activism & sonochromatism combined with world wisdom traditions and myths.
AUGORG's purpose is to create engaging globally oriented art & design that supports the voice of our natural world, using technologies of today and tomorrow to reconnect us back to the importance of Mother Earth and her resources.
AUGORG sees nature as an intelligent voice that needs to be heard & actively supported. AUGORG values connection & communication with land; geographically, geomatically & geo-socially.
AUGORG's vision is to design, produce & develop environmentally harmonic works (presence & activity) amongst shared global, digital & material networks, & communities.
The production phase of AUGORG focused not only on the creation of assets but also interdisciplinary processes and workshop modules integrating the following areas of research:
As an AUGORG research contributor, associate Neil Harbisson's sonochromatic audiovisual tuning system has been applied as a fundamental facet of the experiential designs of the AUGORG film and live project outcomes.
Sonochromatism or sonochromatopsia a neurological phenomenon in which colours are perceived as sounds. The phenomenon is created by the union between a brain and a colour-to-sound software or chip. The AugOrg project research delves into emotional relationships and combined harmonic narrative possibilities of sonochromatic data.
The AUGORG Project sought to use the sonochromatic tuning system to gain deeper insights into relationships between environmentally triggered emotions and pitch/colour data.
Nurobodi is a posthuman environmental design practice focused on the use of integrated pitches and colours to create physical and digital environments conducive to heightened states of awareness and greater sense of wellbeing.
The AUGORG Project collaborated with Nurobodi on the audiovisual production for both live performance production design and audiovisual grading for the Augmented Organism film. Nurobodi's focus with audiovisual communications in utilising the meta properties of specific combinations of pitch and colour data values as programmatic forms of mind/body/emotion states.
More details about Nurobodi Design is available at www.nurobodi.com
The Fusionist Mindset of Transmedia Story Architecture bridges physical & digital environments. These evolving narrative landscapes inform new processes, agile production ethos & flexible outcomes for both the digital & physical world & the augmentation of both.
AUGORG examines technological transhuman & post human concepts as well as mythological psychology including animal, human and plant archetypes, rites of passage, ceremony, ritual and healing.
AUGORG explores forms of active listening to environment as a distinct aspect of communication through the lens of audiovisual tech and data tools to guide us back to the wisdom of Mother Earth. AugOrg offers a creative critique of digital communication & networking in its ability to profoundly affect the nature of non-digital communication, relationships and environments.
The field of Biomagnetics defines and explores examples of naturally occurring or artificially created magnetic fields and different organisms' relationships to these magnetic fields. The AugOrg project is continuing to explore creative digital and live performance incorporating the importance of a deeper understanding of magnetic spectrums.