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project summary:

Triggered by Motion: A Walk-In Video Installation

Camera traps with motion triggers make it possible to observe animals in the wild without influencing their behavior or resorting to invasive means such as collars or ear tags. But the technique generates huge amounts of data – the evaluation of which is very time-consuming. Artificial intelligence is being called in to help, with more and more research teams using machine learning to speed up image analysis. The video installation Triggered by Motion documents this process.

Triggered by Motion was developed at the University of Zurich (UZH), where it was initiated by →Graduate Campus and is being carried on by the →Art&Science-Office at UZH’s Directorate of Real Estate and Operations (DIB). From 2023 onwards it will be shown in various exhibition contexts in Switzerland and – in cooperation with the network swissnex/EDA – all over the world. Its goal is to promote a dialogue between research and conservation projects and the interested public. After all, although the future of digital conservation looks promising, conservation projects only work if they enjoy support beyond expert circles.

Triggered by Motion was made possible by the Digitalization Initiative of the Zurich Higher Education Institutions (DIZH) and the Mercator Foundation Switzerland. Our international network was developed in cooperation with the international network swissnex / EDA. We thank Impact Acoustic for the production of the pavilion out of materials made with recycled PET.

upcoming exhibitions:

→Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea (May 2023)

→Swiss National Park, Visitor’s Centre, Zernez, Switzerland (June 2023—February 2024)

Science Gallery Bengaluru, Bangalore, India (August 2023—May 2024)

past exhibitions:

→Planet Digital, Museum für Gestaltung Zurich (February—June 2022)

University of Zurich, Lichthof (January 2023)

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Press releases, exhibition texts, media for press use and informations for exhibitors can be downloaded →here.

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