Remapping Firenze

June 30, 2008 at 11:54 am | Posted in installations, interaction design | Leave a comment

One of my all time favourite blog is we make money not art. If someone is not aware of it, then it visit art galleries, listen to conferences, cover art and design events, take a lot of pictures, interview creative people and document it and share with us.

As always, i am very much interested in gestural interaction and physical computing i saw one art istallation called “remapping firenze”. There are two industrial treadmills in front of a huge screen display renderings of a deserted Florence.

The 3D images are put into motion by the physical effort made by the viewer(s)/runner(s)/performer(s). Sensors placed in the handle bar detect movements, and allow the viewer to determine which direction should be followed and what will be the intensity of the images traversed.

This is somewhat similar like de Nijs’ famous installation Run, Motherfucker Run.

The runner can only hear the field recordings when navigating slowly through the geometry of the streets and buildings. When they accelerate, contact with human voices and noises is lost. Which touches upon one of the most impressive characteristics of Remapping Firenze: running and slowing down/stopping on the treadmill provides the public with a totally different perspective.While you adopt a gentle walking pace, the city looks real and recognizable in all its touristic cliches and beauty.

courtesy : we make money not art

Lebere a Cena – interactive photography public installation in Brazil

May 27, 2008 at 6:14 pm | Posted in installations | Leave a comment
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My classmate Ale Ceneviva (during my graduation) just now send me a link of his latest installation he did in Brazil about interactive photography. Lebere a Cene works on a concept of ” digital cameras and mobile phones, more and more people are not being spectators but content providers, showing themselves on web and other social platforms.

Libere a Cene brings this behavior  to the real world, to the city exploring new interaction modalities with the public and their personal content now exposed to all.

Pictures taken from the cell phone is send to a project in a support of 32m2 exposing themselves and releasing a scene.

Bravissimo Ale^..  🙂

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