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The GER MOOD SWEATER interprets emotion and displays excitement levels instantly with an illuminated collar. It is a whimsical approach to new forms of communication inspired by the body.

How it works
SENSOREE has crafted a soft sensor design called the The GER: Galvanic Extimacy Responder, as it promotes extimacy – externalized intimacy. The sensors are located on the hands and reads excitement levels and then, translates the data into a palette of affective colors. The design of the bowl shaped, high collar is positioned with LEDs that reflects onto the self for instant biofeedback as well as act as a tele-display or external blush for the other. Located around the larynx, the visual interface replaces speaking, as the wearer’s truths are instantly expressed with color.

 

 

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Ger Mood Sweater by Sensoree.

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Thibaut is een kunstenaar wonend in Canada. Hij is opgeleid als een graphic designer op de Franse Beeldende kunst Academy, Hij raakte geïnteresseerd in reagerende omgevingen. Zijn designs bezitten nu dan ook mechanisme en interactie. Een van zijn werken is de muur ‘Hexi’. Dit is een installatie van 60 gemonteerde panelen die reageren op de bewegingen van mensen in de buurt. De door Thibaut zelf gemaakte complexe mechanische project is een samensmelting van interactie, geometrie en kunst. https://vimeo.com/86905477 De zeshoekige panelen gebruiken real- time data verzameld van motion-tracking technology voor het decoderen en interpreteren van de gebaren en handelingen van een persoon binnen handbereik. Met behulp van deze feedback van de deelnemer die voorbij loopt, springt of zwaait in de richting van de muur ‘hexi’ veroorzaakt die een golvende deining en sterke stijging van de onafhankelijke beweging. Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 9.26.52 PM Waar Thibaut ook vooral mee werkt is licht, lampen. De aspecten geometrie, interactie en mechanisme zijn ook bij dit project gecombineerd. Veilleuse reageert op activiteiten van dichtbij. De positie en het dimmen van de lamp wordt veroorzaakt als hij de aanwezigheid van een persoon voelt. Hij volgt je of gaat weg. Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 9.26.57 PM Ook S1 reageert op de aanwezigheid van een mens. De helderheid en hoogte wordt aangepast op basis van menselijke aanwezigheid. Je kan er een ophangen maar ook combineren met meerder exemplaren om een dynamisch patroon te creëren. MATERIALEN. Gegoten polyurethaan hars, gefreesd aluminium, vacuüm gegoten facetten, bewerkt aluminium, PVC, PMMA, ABS, LED

JIM CAMPBELL

LOW RESOLUTION // WORK

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BIO

Tracing his work through the last 15 years, Jim Campbell will address some of the more general issues that have come up with computer mediated art. Starting with Interactivity and ending with what could maybe be called Data Aestheticsization, he suggests how some of the current directions of computer based art making practices are heading towards a formulaic approach.

Campbell’s work has gone through a progression from film to video to interactive installation to electronic sculpture. Thematically the work has been about human memory and its relationship to time and movement from both psychological and scientific perspectives. His earlier interactive works often are structured as psychological mirrors, where the viewer’s response to a work becomes part of the work itself, as in a feedback system. More recent works explore perception at the threshold of recognition of moving images, and postulate what kinds of meaning can be expressed with extremely small amounts of information?

Having spent the last 3 years looking at “the pixel” as one example of an atomic structure of a digital representation, Campbell will discuss how he’s come to the conclusion that the pixel as a visual element doesn’t really exist except as a media and art based contrivance to give us something to grasp onto (or to see) as “digital”. And finally he’ll discuss why these “Art by Number” methods that are being used have evolved naturally out of the structure of the computer.

MATERIALS

video installation : custom electronics, 775 LEDs

14 x 9 feet x 14 inches.

EFFECT

Low resolution work, the video footage for this work was shot from inside a taxi cab.
It is the full length of the trip from Manhattan, down the Westside Highway, across Chambers and the Brooklyn Bridge to Sarah Bostwick’s studio.

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DJ LIGHT s an immersive public sound and light installation that gives visitors the power to orchestrate an awe-inspiring performance of light and sound across a large public space. It was created for energy company Endesa as the cornerstone of their Christmas celebrations in Lima, Peru. DJ Light is about the exhilaration of one person taking control over a massive space and manipulating the incredible array of light and sound within it using nothing more than their own body. It is an empowering experience where the public is invited to be the artist.

 

MATERIALS

85 giant globes of light, LED lighting.

TECHNOLOGY

The main controlling hardware and software utilised for DJ Light was made especially for the project, and combines years of on-going research and development. Suspended above the podium is a high accuracy thermal tracking camera that has been developed by Cinimod to allow for live tracking of the “guest DJ”. By tracking every movement of the person below, this camera communicates control signals to the main software programme that is responsible for the live sound and light generation.

EFFECT

The performance hoped to explore the social magnetism of light and its mysterious ability to draw strangers together.

 

http://cinimodstudio.com/project/dj-light/

 

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SOLAR FLARE: an interactive light sculpture

The sculpture involves public space, contextual scale, and environmental conditions. It was installed at a busy pedestrian walkway during winter and after fiddling it with animated LEDs, one large light bulb inside the belly of the sun was put to have an analogue approach. The bulb is surrounded by a rotating tin cylinder with holes cut out of it, geared to a small electric motor that is activated by motion sensors placed on either side of Stephen Avenue walkway. When tripped, either one of the motion sensors switches the motor to 3-volt rotational speed, creating a slow glimmer of light on the surface of the sculpture for a matter of seconds. The transformers were wired in series, meaning that when both motion detectors are simultaneously tripped, the motor switches to a 9-volt setting, and the sculpture shimmers rapidly, a reflection of the surrounding action.

http://incandescentcloud.com/2014/01/19/solar-flare-an-interactive-light-sculpture/

 

MATERIALS

LED, light bulb.

TECHNOLOGY

Eletronic sensors.

EFFECT

The performance hoped to explore the social magnetism of light and its mysterious ability to draw strangers together.

 

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The Smoke Dress triggers attention with its flirty, blinking LEDs and then covers the wearer with fog as soon as people approach. The Smoke Dress functions as a protective shield, the designer says, “just like an octopus in self-defense” envelops itself in clouds of ink.

“Look Solutions’ 630-gram TINY CX is fundamental to the Smoke Dress,” Wipprecht reports. “I needed a wireless, wearable smoke system that could cover the dress with fog when people came close to it. TINY CX met all the requirements for size, ease of use and top performance.”

TINY CX has a warm-up time of less than one second and is easy to handle. At its heart, a microprocessor controls and supervises all important functions for continuous and safe running. The fluid tank is fitted to the housing and filled with original Tiny-fluid, which ensures a dense fog output. The internal battery supplies energy only when necessary greatly increasing operating time. It can produce 10-15 minutes of continuous output or up to 150 puffs of five seconds each.

TINY CX can easily be triggered with one hand: The start button is placed in the device’s lid and can be pressed with the thumb. It can also be operated by cable or radio remote control; with a DMX converter it can be triggered via DMX 512. A timer can program in fog and fog-free sequences.

Wipprecht is considered a rising star in the emerging field of “fashionable technology” or “technological couture,” which combines fashion know-how and style with engineering smarts. Her creations act as “host” systems on the body moving, breathing and reacting to the environment around them. She often displays the nuts-and-bolts of garments on the outside so viewers can witness the unique interactions where technology creates the aesthetics.