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Courtesy of Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman Messa di Voce ( Italian for “voice placement” ) is an audio-visual system in which the oral speech, shouts and songs of two vocalists dramatically increase in real time by custom interactive visualization software. In this installation, abstract communication gives synesthetic relationships, the language of strips, and the writing of a system and production scores are discussed… Within the framework of a sophisticated and fun virtual world. It stimulates the eye and ears, and attracts you to engage with it. It’s responsive, and in a modern day and age people will still feel the need to patch up the idea of non-responsiveness. Another great example of recognition and response is the ideal concept of the future virtually conceptualized by the movie ‘Her’. Levin and Lieberman’s Software transforms every vocal nuance graphs. It’s corresponding complexity, subtly differentiated and highly expressive. Through these displays not only the voices of users are displayed, but it also serves as a ‘device’ to pre-record sound and play during performance. While the voice charts as a tool that observers/performers can use to interpret physical manipulations of these graphics, the screens reformulate the sounds of voices of users, to mimic them, so a cycle of interaction occurs and fully integrates public in connection to a healthy environment. It’s a matter of virtual objects and real- time processing. The installation was made in a different time (2003) than XBOX’s kinect (2010), which uses a similar idea of voice and movement recognition. ‘Messa di Voce’ lies at the crossroads of two extremes, human and technological, and adds the unpredictable spontaneity of the human voice with advanced visual computing technologies and discourse analysis. No words, but deep verbal sounds, the ‘Messa di Voce’ project is designed to reflect on the meaning and implications of speech, sounds provoke acts of language and absorb a language environment. It’s a form of visual art which can certainly be implemented for various technical solutions such as interactive supermarket displays or ad space when you walk along or make a sound. There’s even a possibility something might exist generated from your interests by shouting them out. http://lsdcrosslab.tumblr.com/ pinterest link: http://www.pinterest.com/mswontwerp/experiment-bliss/

Chris O’Shea is a multidisciplinary artist who works a lot with openFrameworks projects. His work always had a kinetic approach and he plays a lot with human interaction. Human interaction interferes with the intellect of things and it lets objects recognize you.

Hand From Above is the latest project from Chris O’Shea, a joint co-commission between FACT: Foundation for Art & Creative Technology and Liverpool City Council for BBC Big Screen Liverpool and the Live Sites Network. It premiered during the inaugural Abandon Normal Devices Festival.

Inspired by Land of the Giants and Goliath, the project aims to remind us of mythical stories by mischievously unleashing a giant hand from the BBC Big Screen. Passers are playfully transformed being tickled, stretched, flicked or removed entirely in real-time by a giant deity.

Fitted with a CCTV camera, The BBC Big Screen is linked into a computer that runs the custom built software then outputs to the screen. The software picks a person based on their proportions & how alone they are from other people, then tracks the blob over time using optical flow. If the giant hand removes, flicks or shrinks a person, firstly it rubs out the person from the live video using the background reference pixels. Then the tracked person is redrawn over the top in relation to what the hand is doing, i.e. being picked up, or flying out to the left of the screen (not shown in this video). When the hand shrinks a person it redraws them into the video at half scale. When there is too big a crowd it resorts to tickling people, with a random selection.

Many people thought it was a real hand, or at least controlled by an operator. Many didn’t care how it worked. People liked seeing themselves on a big screen and then were completely surprised when this big hand came in and did something to someone. Apparently one lady said “I haven’t had a man’s hand all over me like that in years!” Chris

Hand from Above was built using openFrameworks & openCV.

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‘GENESIS’

Eduardo Kac

Genesis is a transgenic artwork that explores the intricate relationship between biology, belief systems, information technology, dialogical interaction, ethics, and the Internet. The key element of the work is an “artist’s gene“, i.e., a synthetic gene that Eduardo invented and that does not exist in nature. This gene was created by translating a sentence from the biblical book of Genesis into Morse Code, and converting the Morse Code into DNA base pairs according to a conversion principle specially developed for this work. The sentence reads: “Let man have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” This sentence was chosen for its implications regarding the dubious notion of (divinely sanctioned) humanity’s supremacy over nature. Morse Code was chosen because, as first employed in radiotelegraphy, it represents the dawn of the information age — the genesis of global communications.

In the context of the work, the ability to change the sentence is a symbolic gesture: it means that we do not accept its meaning in the form we inherited it, and that new meanings emerge as we seek to change it.

“Genesis” has original DNA-synthesized music by composer Peter Gena. The music is generated live in the gallery and streamed on the Web. The parameters of this multi-channel composition are derived from bacterial multiplication and mutation algorithms.

United Visual Artists (UVA) en Cape Farewell.

PROJECT: High Artic

MATERIAAL

Witte geometrische sculpturen

Licht projectors

Geluidsinstallatie

UV torch (voor interactie met animaties)

ShowTex Giant Mirror van 44m breed en bijna 4m hoog

EFFECT

High Arctic is een immense installatie die de volledige galerij van 820m² inneemt en over de omvang, de schoonheid en de breekbaarheid van het noordpoolgebied gaat.

High Arctic creëert een abstract Arctisch landschap en combineert daarbij geluid, licht, sculpturen en een ShowTex Giant Mirror van 44m breed en bijna 4m hoog. De spiegel doet dienst als horizondoek in de galerij en geeft dankzij het licht dat voortdurend van intensiteit en kleur veranderd het gevoel van oneindigheid.

TECHNIEK 

High Arctic is een atypische tentoonstelling zonder statische foto’s of panelen met tekst. Door de visuals en animaties die met je mee bewegen is het een grote experience. Bezoekers worden door de UV torch achtervolgd waardoor de omgeving op ze reageert met licht animaties. Het is de eerste keer dat UVA en NMM zulk een grootschalig kunstwerk presenteren. De tentoonstelling liep tot 13 juli 2012.

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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.

CARRI MUNDEN / CASETTE PLAYA

BIO

Carri Munden is an English fashion designer. Born as Carri Munden, she is also credited as Carri Munden and CassettePlaya, her fashion label. She currently works and lives in London. In 2007 director and designer carri munden was nominated for best menswear designer at the british fashion awards alongside christopher bailey and alexander mcqueen. 2008 carri was awarded best fashion designer in rolling stone’s best of rock issue.Cassette playa has collaborated + worked with brands including nike, sega, jim henson, nintendo, stussy, swatch, phenomenon jp, rockers nyc, medicom + mattel.

WORK

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MATERIAL

Cassette playa is an international luxury women’s + menswear brand with a reputation for cult graphics and digital print. Cassette playa has chosen to show digitally for 8 of their 12 seasons at london fashion week using film, animation, sound, augmented reality and interactive digital installations to push the boundaries of fashion presentation.

TECHNOLOGY

“ We use really basic pieces of technology, like glitter brushes that people use to put glitter on their MySpace profiles. People can look at our stuff and think, “It’s done,” but we understand the type of people who use that type of technology and who would appreciate our clothes. We just want to put it on a higher level — making stuff with that technology on a different scale.”

The video, titled PVNK, is a sensory teeth-kicker that attempts to investigate “the tribal aspects of punk and subcultures by exploring scarification and body modification using 3D modelling.” In otherwords, we see an animated human figure evolve, grow a spike-y mohawk, and change colors.

EXPERIENCE

The experience is very futuristic, it’s like living a game but then in the real world.

LINKS

http://cassetteplaya.com

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/cassette-playa/cassette-playa-aw1011-neuromance-augmented-reality-presentation#ooid=l1a2pqMToiYUk7V2R-pHLQc3pNWaWGP9

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/designer-carrie-munden-explore-the-tribal-aspect-of-punk-using-3d-modeling

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/creators/cassette-playa