Sang-won Leigh, Asta Roseway, Ann Paradiso, Hiroki Kobayashi, Michitaka Hirose, Akio Fujiwara, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Kaoru Sezaki, Kaoru Saito, Conor Peterson, Bert Bongers, Cecilia Heffer
1. Remnance of Form
Remnance of Form is an interactive installation that explores the dynamic tension between an object and its shadow. By fusing light, projection, and motion technologies, the shadow can now detach itself from its former role. This creates a new narrative that challenges our perception of reality, and even the simplest objects can be seen as sophisticated and personified. Through several playful vignettes, the shadow interacts with viewers’ presence and body posture, as well as their manipulation of the light source creating the shadow.
Leigh, S-W., Roseway, A., and Paradiso, A. Remnance of Form: Altered reflection of physical reality. TEI 2015 Art Exhibition, 2015.
Sang-won Leigh, MIT Media Lab
Asta Roseway, Microsoft Research
Ann Paradiso, Microsoft Research
|The shadow dreams of flying.|
2. Tele Echo Tube
Tele Echo Tube (TET) is a speaking-tube installation that interacts acoustically with a deep mountain echo, a Japanese mythological creature named Mr. Yamabiko, through a vibrating lampshade-like interface. TET allows users to interact with the mountain echo, which occurs at an elevation of 1,200 meters in the University of Tokyo Forests, in real time through an augmented sound-echo experience with vibration over a satellite data network.
This novel interactive system can help create the imagined presence of a mythological creature in undeveloped natural locations. It leverages the boundaries of the real and virtual worlds to allow people to experience an interaction between humans, nature, and mythology (i.e., a non-human-centric interaction).
Kobayashi, H.H., Fujiwara, A., Nakamura, K., Saito, K., and Sezaki, K. Tele Echo Tube: Beyond cultural and imaginable boundaries. Proc. of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM, New York, 2015, 421–422; DOI: 10.1145/2677199.2690879
Kobayashi, H., Hirose, M., Fujiwara, A., Nakamura, K., Sezaki, K., and Saito, K. Tele echo tube: Beyond cultural and imaginable boundaries. Proc. of the 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia. ACM, New York, 2013, 173–182; DOI: 10.1145/2502081.2502125
Hiroki Kobayashi, The University of Tokyo
Michitaka Hirose, The University of Tokyo
Akio Fujiwara, The University of Tokyo
Kazuhiko Nakamura, The University of Tokyo
Kaoru Sezaki, The University of Tokyo
Kaoru Saito, The University of Tokyo
|Experience a remote mountain echo through sound and vibration using the Tele Echo Tube.|
3. Vector Field
Vector Field is a sound installation that offers a meditation on space, light, and interactivity. It combines a polyphonic drone with a network of sensors to create a space that is sensitive to disruption. Viewers who break a laser beam cause the installation to fall silent; the work reflects on this tension and the “activated space” it articulates.
Vector Field, Activated Space and Inverse Interaction, DOI: 10.1145/2677199.2690872
Conor Peterson, New Mexico Highlands University
|Silent alarm. Breaking the beam causes Vector Field to go silent.|
4. Pattern Stations #2/Tangible Patterns
A pattern station is a standalone interactive video installation that extends and enhances textile patterns through video manipulations and physical objects with embedded sensors. It is a collaborative project between textile designer and artist Cecilia Heffer and interface designer and interaction researcher Bert Bongers.
In this project, we investigate material and aesthetic innovation through engagement with textiles and interactive software.
The work follows a conceptual link between lace patterns, sensor objects, and video material to create ethereal animated environments.
Viewers can explore an extended kaleidoscopic pattern through an algorithm of fragmentation, rotation, mirroring, and magnification. Derived from an Australian landscape, the work follows a conceptual link between lace patterns, sensor objects, and video material to create ethereal animated environments.
Embracing Innovations Vol. 4. Craft ACT, Canberra, Australia (www.craftact.org.au). Exhibition Review: Angelina Russo, Associate Dean in Research, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra.
Bert Bongers, University of Technology Sydney
Cecilia Heffer, University of Technology Sydney
|Using technology to make kaleidoscopic remixes of textile patterns.|
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