The Digital Skin Series
Emilio Vavarella / Italy
The Digital Skin Series is composed of self-portraits in which I pose “under the digital skin” of strangers I’ve crossed paths with in the past. To create this series, I first used a 3D scanner to obtain an accurate tridimensional model of my face. Then I used a camera-prototype to acquire HD portraits of strangers. Finally, I applied their portraits to my digital skull as if they were simply an additional layer. The result is a series of photographs where bidimensionality and tridimensionality collide in an intimate and unpredictable way. In the past, myths about skin were common across cultures and related to radical biological metamorphoses.
Adressaparken - A Multi-use Playspace
Wendy Ann Mansilla and Andrew Perkis / Norway
Casos de Diseño
Conceptualizar el lugar más allá del dominio de la arquitectura o de la planificación per se, invocando en cambio una orientación más flexible y orientada por el usuario hacia el espacio. Aprendiendo de las culturas del contra-establecimiento y remix de las innovaciones en el arte y los medios digitales, invocamos la idea de "Multi-use Playspaces", una instalación de espacio público que explora las infraestructuras tecnológicas, las tecnologías móviles y los materiales para ser libremente extensible. Tienen como objetivo estimular la creatividad y el compromiso a través del cultivo de formas robustas de juego, aprendizaje y participación en el espacio público.
Richards Vitols / Latvia
Mi trabajo es una investigación para ver si podemos reemplazar algunas de las especies de aves, con otras artificiales, para tratar de mantener a los insectos que comen plantas, hacer nueva población en los árboles, explorar la comunicación entre los insectos, los árboles y los pájaros carpinteros. La instalación consta de dos impresiones digitales 70x100, documentación en video, pájaros carpinteros artificiales y datos recolectados.
Raphael Arar / USA
In his seminal work The Image of the City, Kevin Lynch coined the term “wayfinding”, which describes the process of using spatial and environmental information to orient oneself and navigate to a destination. Lynch elaborated to define four unique stages in this process: orientation, route decision, route monitoring and destination recognition. Throughout history, many approaches have been used to accomplish the four stages of wayfinding, and one of the most powerful devices and symbols has been the compass.
Compositional Approaches to Spatialisation with the speaker.motion Mechatronic Loudspeaker System
Bridget Johnson and Ajay Kapur / New Zealand
Massey University, College of Creative Arts
This paper describes compositional approaches to working with the new speaker.motion mechatronic loudspeaker system. The spatial affordances that come with the new loudspeaker system require new compositional ideas to explore the dynamic use of spatial attributes in electronic music. The speaker.motion system is first introduced and the communication protocols that composer use to control the system are discussed. The paper then continues with two case studies describing site-specific compositions that have been developed for the speaker.motion system each of which uses the spatial affordances of the system at the fore-front of their creative output. In assessing the compositional strategies of the system the paper also includes discussion provided by other composers who have utilized the speaker.motion system and their thoughts on the new ways it affords spatial performance and composition approaches.
The paper then concludes with the future directions of both the system and the development of compositions for it.
Phillippe Pasquier and Justin Love / Canada
Simon Fraser University
The PrayStation invites you to pray or meditate. Equipped by a medical grade brainwave interface, you get to choose a belief system for which you wish to pray or meditate. A population of agents will appear on the screen that paint some iconic images related to the belief. The size and dynamism of the population varies with the quality of your prayer.
Andreas Lutz / Germany
Inspired by the theory of Hermeneutics, Hypergradient analyzes the different interpretations of an impartial consistent statement. The installation repeatedly changes between two states: the "statement" state and the "interpretation" state. The statement state displays a sequence of characters of a distinct semiotic system, which can be described as a deputy for all known semiotic systems. These abstract propositions don't follow human dwelled principles, they posses inherent logic. In this state, the space containing the installation and the installation itself islit up with fixed light sources.
El Quijote en la Luna
Juan Jose Díaz Infante and Miguel Cervantes / Mexico
Last year was the 400th anniversary of the death of Cervantes. It has been a worldwide commemoration. The project is about the “space editing” of the classic title of Don Quixote or the full title The history of the valorous and wittie Knight-Errant Don-Quixote of the Mancha. The installation is a series of documents, photographs and books that illustrate the Quixote sent as a mankind´s message to space.