Ecce Homology: Overview  
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Ecce Homology, is an interactive projection-based installation created utilizing sequence data from the human genome dataset(Lander et al., 2001b; NHGRI, 2003) and the rice genome dataset (Goff et al., 2002; Yu et al., 2002).
  1. Description
  2. Exhibitions
  3. Funding
  4. Collaboration
Video ( 2;12 duration) Ecce Homology installation, concept and experience.
Video ( 37 seconds duration) Gesture traces interaction in Ecce Homology installation
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Figure: Slideshow of images from installation of Ecce Homology at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Video ( 35 seconds duration) Compilation of participant interaction with Ecce Homology during its exhibition at ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Art Gallery/Emerging Technologies exhibition.
Funding for development and exhibition of the artwork includes:
Intel Corporation
NEC Visual Solutions America Inc, Visual Systems Devision
UCLA Technology Sandbox/Academic Technology Services
Hypermedia Studio, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
UCSD Center for Research in Computing and the Arts
UCIRA: University of California Institute for Research in Computing and the Arts
UCSD Sixth College: Culture, Art and Technology
Ecce Homology is the result of a creative collaboration amongst artists and scientists. Contributor's areas of expertise include, bioinformatics, computer science, biology, performance, engineering, proteomics, and new media arts.
Collaborators: Ruth West, Jeff Burke, Eitan Mendelowitz, JP Lewis, Tom Holton, Cheryl Kerfeld, Ethan Drucker, Weighong Yan, Steve Lamont.
  • Lander, E.S. et al. (2001). Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome. Nature, 409 (6822), 860–921. Available from
  • NHGRI. (2003). International Consortium Completes Human Genome Project. Available from
  • Goff, S.A. et al. (2002). A Draft Sequence of the Rice Genome (Oryza sativa L. ssp. japonica). Science, 296 (5565), 92–100. Available from
  • Yu, J. et al. (2002). A Draft Sequence of the Rice Genome (Oryza sativa L. ssp. indica). Science, 296 (5565), 79–92. Available from
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