The important work of researchers at the Data Science Research Center at the University of Haifa has led Prof. Peleg, head of the center, to look for ways to make the projects accessible to the public, in an artistic and interesting way. To that end, Prof. Peleg chose to present six of the dozens of studies supported by the research center. All of these projects are using data for humanity: three studies focus on ancient civilizations and three on mental health.
During 2021, a number of meetings were held at Kibbutz Galuyot 91 Gallery, between Prof. Mor Peleg, Tamir Gadot (the center's administrative director), and Anat Har-Gil, the gallery's owner, artist and exhibition curator, who provides a warm home and stage for local art and culture. In the meetings, ideas and suggestions were raised, tasks were assigned, a process of gathering relevant materials began and the project started to form shape. The design ideas that are embodies in the research project and original images from the works have been assembled into a spectacular graphic format by graphic designer Idit Nevo.
In June 2021, a brainstorming workshop was held with representatives of the selected project. The result of the meetings and workshop were presented in an exhibition held at the gallery between March 10-12 and included an opening event attended by about 250 people in which representatives of the research teams presented the works in an interactive manner. In the exhibition, each study is described as a "fictitious profession": Treasure Hunter - how to identify the location of underwater archeological sites using sonar and imaging data? Urn Healer - How to automatically reassemble antique urns from remains ? Literacy Guide - How to discover topics and trends discussed in ancient texts in non-native languages ? Anemone Architect - Can we test drugs that affect the human brain on brainless animals based on sequence and 3D structure homology? Match Maker - How can we improve the caregiver-patient relationship by detecting synchrony of eye gaze and facial expressions of video data? Dream Catcher - How do we identify people at risk for stress and trauma based on their sleep data?
Exhibition conception: Mor Peleg; Curator: Anat Har-Gil; Graphic designer: Edit Nevo
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