27. April 2012, 9.00 bis 17.00 Uhr Kollegiumgasse 2, 3. OG
Informationen zum Masterstudium Interface CulturesLehrende und Studierende stehen für Gespräche zur Verfügung
Präsentation folgender interaktiver Arbeiten:
Gear Box | by Ulrich Brandstätter und Oliver Buchtala
is a new kind of musical loop sequencer adapting the metaphor of interconnected mechanical gears. It enables the composition of complex beat and sound sequences with only a few interactions on a touch screen. The combination of a playful conception and a minimalistic interface encourages both novices and electronic music experts to play and perform. At the same time it challenges full player attention due to its powerful compositional capabilities:
- unlimited tracks in the form of gears
- with adjustable beat-counts
- which can be interconnected arbitrarily
- and follow the laws of mechanics
HOW DO YOU DO? | by Onur Sonmez & Roswitha Angerer
"Living, naturally, is never easy. You continue making the gestures commanded by existence for many reasons, the first of which is habit. Dying voluntarily implies that you have recognized, even instinctively, the ridiculous character of that habit, the absence of any profound reason for living, the insane character of that daily agitation and the uselessness of suffering." Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus.
What if you have a simple, utilitarian device - like your kettle for instance, functions as a reminder, making you question the very essence of your existence and according to your answer, proposes a gesture, a polite way out. The hand proposes an unpredictable life changing experience, from possible death to simple burn in your hand, from arrhythmic palpitations in your heart, to violent muscle contractions.
The Squezeer | Fabrizio Lamoncha, Ioan Ovidiu Cernei, Maša Jazbec
Exposure to media is a shock to our nervous system that blocks feelings of discomfort and, like lab rats, has us mindlessly navigating through a maze for more satisfaction. Marshall McLuhan explains that access to tools and technology in society determines how that society will crumble or prosper. We become what we behold. An example of a technology that has been able to change social behavior is the television. Television is an urban compound that is present in almost all houses and the simple act of turning a television on can reduce a room full of people into silence.With a squeezer, a genital like tangible music interface to interact with your television or any device with a headphone output, you are able to modify the audio pitch of the gadget, which it is attached to. The variation of the pitch is proportional to the pressure exerted to the squeezer.
The Will | Lenka Klimesova, Arwa Ahmed Ramadan
carpet, conductive material, slippers, vibration motors, 2011
On the floor there is an islam symbol of Allah square kufi made from conductive carpet. Near the carpet there are a three pairs of slippers with mini vibration motors inside. When the spectators put the slippers and walk on the symbol they feel the vibrations. Slippers have the tricolor of the US flag. That means there
are pairs of red, blue and white slippers. The art piece comments a military conflict between US and Iraq and the ensuing terrorist attacks. It is not allowed to walk on the symbol of Allah. Everybody has a chance to choose. As well the person who makes a suicide attack.
Untitled | Vesela Mihaylova and Veronika Krenn
Eating and culinary practice is common to all humankind and it is based on modification of the environment to make it more edible and easier to eat. Trade development enabled cuisine to utelise ingredients other than those strictly local for centuries, but the food supply is increasingly less local. The manual production of the food we consume was long ago replaced by the industrialization. In the age of information overload we know less and less how the food which nourishes us is produced and where it comes from. Recipes, techniques and knowledge are being forgotten, because they don't match with accelerated way of life. We rather choose fast food solutions than traditional preparation of our food, which is apart of improving the flavor qualities, also transmiting an emotional charge.
You got the Power | Nina Mengin
airflow-controlled video installation
You got the Power to do things. You got the power to change things. You even got the power to make the ocean move. This video installation should make people aware of their power. Every single one of your actions can change things. One can lead to another and step by step you can achieve your goal. The installation consists of a video projection, a Coca-Cola can and a straw, which activates the installation by sucking on it. The waves of the Atlantic ocean come towards you if suck hard enough and you will see that “You got the Power”.
Am Standort Hauptplatz 8, 1. OG, wird der "Reactable" (elektronisches Musikinstrument mit einem neuartigen Interface) von Univ.Prof. Martin Kaltenbrunner (Interface Cultures) präsentiert.