Through the Eye of the Wolf

Ever wonder about life in the pack? Through the innovative use of technology, these two award-winning artists deliver the lives of wolves to the doorstep of our senses. Through the Eye of the Wolf pairs Bill Tomlinson's internationally acclaimed AlphaWolf, an interactive simulation of the social lives of wolves, with Sam Easterson's astonishing digital footage of wolves, captured through his "embedded" micro-recording systems. AlphaWolf is a poetic and scientific exploration of the emergent social order of a wolf pack, from the perspective of an individual pup trying to find his role in the group hierarchy. With the simple interface of your own voice, you howl at other wolves in the pack to help your pup learn the behaviors that will establish its social order.

Bill Tomlinson's AlphaWolf has been featured on Alan Alda's public television special, "Scientific American Frontiers," and comes to the Beall fresh from a successful international tour of leading electronic arts venues, festivals and awards-including Grand Prize in the Interactive Category of the 2002 Keio University Digital Art Awards, and Honorary Mention in the Prix Ars Electronica 2002, SIGGRAPH 2001, and the new projects showcase at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2001.

Dates: 
September 26, 2003 to October 26, 2003
Launch Reception: 
September 26, 2003 - 5:21pm
Artist: 
Sam Easterson
Bill Tomlinson