BeFantastic Together Showcase
18th NOVEMBER 2021
BeFantastic Together is our flagship online fellowship program which is focussed on exploring the ongoing climate emergency to craft project prototypes using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies.The Fellowship included 60 Fellows and 8 Mentors from 7 countries, with divergent professional backgrounds within the fields of art, technology and environmentalism, who worked within self-initiated groups to create these 11 meaningful interactive or immersive project prototypes.
BeFantastic’s 2021 online fellowship was supported by the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia (New Delhi, India) and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan (Bangalore, India), in partnership with Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore, ThoughtWorks Arts, (USA), Supernormal (Singapore), In The Wild (Singapore) and Dara.network (USA).
Room 1: Climate Action
Room 2: Cross Cultural Collaboration
A meditative tool for the collective exploration of complex feelings around climate change, based on contemplative practices of nature, mindfulness, and community to activate personal change. Earthling Meditations: A. Morgan McKendry (USA), Edward Hutchins (Singapore), Li Actuallee (India)…Explore Project
A playfully interactive, web based work to experience the symbiotic relationship we share with other life forms and the impact that climate change has on all life forms on earth. Tree of Life: Divya Ramachandran (India), Gautam Sonti…Explore Project
Room 3: Trans Disciplinary Practice
An immersive audio visual narrative experience highlighting carbon sequestration of whales through empathetic game play, using real life whales as main characters. The online and physical artefacts are interconnected with audio visual pieces, choice based games and augmented…Explore Project
Supratrajectory is an immersive experience that speculates a future where human inaction against climate change renders Earth uninhabitable. The search for a new home compels scientists to turn to emotionally intelligent space probes to locate habitable exoplanets amongst…Explore Project
Interrogating humanity’s perception of climate change, animal cruelty and the impending extinction crisis, using film and facial expressions to guide its audience’s experience. Using AI, this exhibition attempts to inspect one’s own emotional reactions to the climate crisis.…Explore Project
Through a mixture of film and machine learning art experiences, the exhibition highlights the importance of raising awareness of climate change. Incorporating motion detection hardware as part of the interactive art expression for the physical art exhibition. The actions…Explore Project