• Date
      May 24, 2017

      The Digital Skin Series 

      Emilio Vavarella / Italy
      harvard university
      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 three-dimensional 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 threedimensionality collide in an intimate and unpredictable way. In the past, myths about skin were common across cultures and related to radical biological metamorphoses.
    • Date
      May 24, 2017

      Adressaparken - A Multi-use Playspace

      Wendy Ann Mansilla and Andrew Perkis / Norway
      Design Cases

      Conceptualize place beyond the domain of architecture or planning per se, invoking instead a more flexible, user-driven orientation to space. Learning from counter-establishment cultures and remixing innovations in art and digital media, we invoke the idea of "Multi-use Playspaces", a public space installation that explores technological infrastructures, mobile technologies and materials for be freely extensible. They aim to stimulate creativity and engagement through the cultivation of robust forms of play, learning and participation in public space.

    • Date
      May 24, 2017

      The Woodpecker 

      Richards Vitols / Latvia
      My work is an investigation to see if we can replace some of the bird species, with artificial ones, to try to keep plant-eating insects, to make new populations in the trees, to explore the communication between insects, trees, and animals. woodpeckers. The installation consists of two 70x100 digital prints, video documentation, artificial woodpeckers, and collected data.
    • Date
      May 24, 2017


      Raphael Arar / USA
      IBM Research
      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.
    • Date
      May 24, 2017

      Compositional Approaches to Spatialization with the speaker.motion Mechatronic Loudspeaker System

      Bridget Johnson and Ajay Kapur / New Zealand                                                        
      Massey University, College of Creative Arts
      johnsonbridget.d@gmail.com, akapur@calarts.edu

       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 used 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.

    • Date
      May 24, 2017


      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.
    • Date
      May 24, 2017


      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 possess inherent logic. In this state, the space containing the installation and the installation itself is lit up with fixed light sources.
    • Date
      May 24, 2017

      Don Quixote on the Moon

      Juan Jose Diaz 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.