Can AI Connect Us to Country?

Science Gallery Melbourne

During every AFL match, Adnyamathanha and Narungga man Adam Goodes’ movements were tracked by a global satellite network and a small device on his back. His phenomenal spatial awareness and ability to see and predict patterns with time and space is derived from his deep connection to Country. ‘Ngapulara Ngarngarnyi Wirra‘ is an immersive installation that reveals the cultural significance of Adam’s AFL tracker data through Adnyamathanha Yarta (Country), kinship, and Ngarwala (language), materialising these elements via Artificial Intelligence, spatial technologies, sound and an ancient Wirra (tree).