Radiobots

RadioBots is an artwork by Matthew Gardiner, in collaboration with Etheira Technologies, Aphids and Speak Percussion "meticulously constructed objects... the sonic force reverberates around the rooms and halls to sybiotic effect - what seems like an infestation of the alien quickly becomes a polyvocal chorus of the environment... an agent of purest bedlam."RealTime]

Giant Origami

Collaborations with Matthew Gardiner, the Melbourne Origami Group, architects, choreographers and designers on many large scale origami projects. By far the largest was Origami House, a full size house folded from paper.

Oribotics [Tokyo Design Touch]

Oribotics at Tokyo Design Touch was the Japanese premiere of oribotics. Shortly after arriving the title shifted from oribotic オリボチク to oribo オリボ or even better to include the kanji for fold 折りボ(like aibo or asimo) a very cute name with a rounder sound.

Oribotics [futurelab]

Oribotics [futurelab] is Matthew Gardiner's current artist project as the direct result of an artistic residency at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in 2010. Oribotics [futurelab] will premiere at the 2010 Ars Electronica Festival.

Oribotics [Tokyo Design Touch]

Oribotics at Tokyo Design Touch was the Japanese premiere of oribotics. Shortly after arriving the title shifted from oribotic オリボチク to oribo オリボ or even better to include the kanji for fold 折りボ(like aibo or asimo) a very cute name with a rounder sound.

Oribotics [Laboratory]

Oribotics [laboratory] was a collaboration between Matthew Gardiner and Aphids, especially Artistic Director David Young as Composer, and was shown over two nights at the Asialink centre at Melbourne University in 2005.

Radiobots

RadioBots is an artwork by Matthew Gardiner, in collaboration with Etheira Technologies, Aphids and Speak Percussion "meticulously constructed objects... the sonic force reverberates around the rooms and halls to sybiotic effect - what seems like an infestation of the alien quickly becomes a polyvocal chorus of the environment... an agent of purest bedlam."RealTime]

Synthetic Memetic

Rick Rolling combined with the present-day terror of police DNA tagging technologies form the basis of this social commentary on Synthetic Biology, genetics, memetics, and the mechanisms of control.

On Oribotics

Oribotics is a field of study concerned with origami and robotics, and more broadly with folding and technology. Watch video interviews/documentaries featuring Matthew Gardiner on the topic of his Oribotics.

Oribotics [Network]

Oribotics [network] was a unique art and technology installation in the Atrium at Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia, drawing on cutting edge research in biology, computing, and scientific origami. Visitors discoverer living biomimetic works attached to the glass panes of the Atrium’s Fracture Galleries.

Light is Time Folds are Space

Light is Time Folds are Space is a large scale installation of hundreds of folded forms with an algorithmic variance and lit with a lighting sequence intended to simulate the passage of the sun over the course of day.

The Folded Geometry of the Universe

For The Folded Geometry of the Universe* my inspiration came from examining the scale of folds in nature as criteria to understand folds. We theorise that folds exist at all scales of nature, from the nanoscale of folds in strings of DNA, pleats in paper at the origami scale, craggy mountains and valleys folds formed by the awesome crushing power of tectonic plates, and much much larger it is theorised, that the shape of the universe is folded, that gravity and dark matter fold the shape and fabric of the universe.

Oribotics [origin]

Oribotics [origin] premiered at the Next Wave Festival, May 18-30th 2004 at TCB Gallery. It was the first exhibition by Matthew Gardiner of his new field of research: Oribotics.

always forever now

always forever now

always forever now

Artist Lab Matthew Gardiner

Our research begins with the premise: folding is coding for matter, an idea emerging from computer and molecular science, pointing to the idea that materials perform computation and ORI*, is a functional aesthetic way to sense, program and transform the code of matter.

Research

An overview of main research areas broken down into topical areas of interest: Oribotics, Fold Mapping, Fold Printing, and Soft Robotics. A complete list of publication is also available on this page.

oribokit robotic origami kit

Oribokit: Gardening for Robots introduces a new artscience-kit by Ars Electronica Futurelab researcher Matthew Gardiner. The kit allows you to make your own robotic garden at home. The assembled kit grafts onto a tree branch and is designed to minimise materials usage and maximise modular recyclability for robotic origami applications.

oribokit robotic origami kit

Oribokit: Gardening for Robots introduces a new artscience-kit by Ars Electronica Futurelab researcher Matthew Gardiner. The kit allows you to make your own robotic garden at home. The assembled kit grafts onto a tree branch and is designed to minimise materials usage and maximise modular recyclability for robotic origami applications.

Neben der Nibelungenbrucke

My Ars Electronica Festival 2020 Kepler's Garden has two projects, one is a robotic origami kit available at https://oribokit.com and this Augmeneted Reality project is the other. This project asks you to place a sausage stand, beer, leberkas semmel or bratwürstl in your own town and remember an Ars Electronica Festival.

Works of art by Matthew Gardiner