Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
MOME x BarabásiLab
Year of project
A research group at MOME Innovation Center, at the call of Albert-László Barabási, physicist and network researcher, have developed a joint project, in which a network drawing robot and an augmented reality (AR) application was presented.
As part of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Art Festival program BARABÁSILAB: HIDDEN PATTERNS, THE LANGUAGE OF NETWORK THINKING was opened on October 10, 2020 in the Ludwig Museum. The exhibition displayed a mechanical installation developed by the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, drawing the lifelines of artists, a printed 3D sculpture and an augmented reality (AR) application. Network research and network visualization have proved to be one of the most promising scientific methodological innovations in recent years/decades, which seems to be an effective tool for the study of cultural and social phenomena, including the art scene.
The exhibition Hidden Patterns aims to present the last 25 years of research by the BarabásiLab, led by the physicist and network researcher Albert-László Barabási. By following the development of network visualization – presenting the main projects of the BarabásiLab – the viewer can finally gain insight into the application of this comprehensive method in art. Using state-of-the-art technology (data sculptures, MI, AR, VR, drawing robot), network diagrams and structures vividly describe the hidden connections and relationships that underlie the studied phenomena.