Crembil wins “VIDA Art & Artificial Life” grant
Assistant Professor Gustavo Crembil was awarded a prestigious VIDA 1.4 Art & Artificial Life Production Incentive for “TZ’IJK,” an art installation that will use mud-encased giant spherical robots to provide insights into possible parallel narratives between contemporary robotics and Mayan creation myths. Crembil shares the award with collaborator Paula Gaetano-Adi, a former electronic arts instructor at Rensselaer. They were assisted in the development of the initial proposal by Cat Callaghan (SoA-RPI’12) and Travis Lydon (SoA-RPI’13)
VIDA, the International Art and Artificial Life Awards, launched in 1999 by Fundación Telefónica, was founded to promote creation in this unique field through a recognition of the pioneering work of the artists. VIDA has become one of the most prestigious awards in the art world, and the only one in the world dedicated to the study of life. With each new event, the awards have seen great progress made in the work to promote and stimulate an environment in which art, science and technology converge.