The SIGGRAPH 2009 juried art exhibition showcases work by artists who engage technology and the natural world in their creative processes. Like a forward-looking cabinet of curiosities, the exhibition brings together artworks and installations that demonstrate, celebrate, critique, and conjecture about the flux of natural and technological forces. Plants and animals, insects, even the weather, have long served as subjects for study as well as metaphors for human experience. Mechanical equipment, electronic instruments, and robotic devices amplify our understanding of organic processes and enhance our natural capacities. BioLogic focuses on projects that graft these together - biological forms and systems with digital code and networks - to explore expressions of life as we know it or imagine it to be.
Works exhibited in BioLogic relate closely to those in Generative Fabrication, the Design & Computation exhibition. Together, the two exhibitions present an enthralling range of art and design projects that incorporate biological information and processes.
Works exhibited in BioLogic are published in a special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology. The issue also includes publication of the SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers. Publication of this special issue coincides with SIGGRAPH 2009.