Topic: interactivity

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Entering the interface in DOX 24.4

Could neurophysiological and BCI (Brain Computer Interface) tools already control our mind? And could we vice versa already build an individual virtual reality using BCI systems, able to fulfill all users’ desires? And what exactly users actually desire from them? These will be the frame questions of the Friday 24 symposium with dr Aleksander Väljamäe (NGM lab), Pavel Smetana (CIANT) and artist Ivor Diosi. Continue reading


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MuseumNext 2015

‘What’s next?’ for the museum sector? The Europe’s major conference on the future of Museums call for papers is out. The 2015 edition of MuseumNext will take place in the Swiss city of Geneva between April 19–21. Updates and latest news about the event at Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Continue reading


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Emissary in the Squat of Gods, by Ian Cheng

From April 23 to August 30, 2015, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents “Emissary in the Squat of Gods”, a solo exhibition of Ian Cheng, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Director of London’s Serpentine Galleries. In Cheng’s art, the protagonist is technology, viewed as the product of the natural evolution of human nature, which today has the power to modify our bodies as well as our perceptual abilities. His works are “something that’s in-between the genre of a video game and the genre of a movie…it’s kind of like a living story” Continue reading


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ULTRAORBISM brings performing arts a step forward

The impact of the distributed performance, as new forms of Cultural Heritage expression, is studied in the framework of the RICHES project. “ULTRAORBISM” opens new doors for experimental and creative formats using advanced visual environments in the field of telematics and distributed events. The potential utilities of the results are very rich from a technical point of view and also from an artistic perspective, and the excellent results of this experience present a very optimistic future in the development of co-creation environments in Europe and the use of ICT in the fields of culture and the arts. Continue reading


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The Atlantic Slave Trade in 3D

CyArk has partnered with Trimble, leading provider of advanced location-based solutions for digitally preserving eleven sites on the west coast of Africa and in the Americas and building an overall platform for broad public dissemination and education. Utilising the latest 3D laser scanning and other reality capture technologies, CyArk will scan, document and model sites associated with the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Result will be an interactive, immersive experience. Continue reading


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Hi-tech preservation of the African Heritage

Africa’s architectural heritage is being recorded in striking 3D images by the Zamani project, which attempts to capture the spatial domain of African culture. The project – arose from years of heritage documentation activities conducted by its Principal Investigator, Heinz Rüther – is based on state-of-the art data acquisition and presentation technologies, which are used to generate Geographic Information Systems, 3D computer models and other spatial data. It was initiated in 2004 in the Geomatics Division of the University of Cape Town and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2004 until 2012. Currently it is funded through the independent “Zamani African Cultural Heritage Sites Trust”. Continue reading


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Rome through the eyes of the blinds

The project “Rome seen by the blinds”, realised by Urban Experience with the support of Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei, is part of a social innovation strategy for for the planning of spaces, products and services usable by all, starting from blind people. Peculiarity of the project is the use of the geoblog: an experiential map, created on the basis of experiences undertaken by blind communities in several points of the city and containing audio clips placed on sound clouds. Continue reading


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ULTRAORBISM by Marcel•lí Antúnez Roca

Ultraorbism was an interactive distributed action between two networked connected spaces in two cities: Barcelona and Falmouth. The story was a linear interpretation of the first of the two books of True Story by Lucian of Samosata (a Syrian writer who lived in the second century AD), who tells an impossible journey on which everything is invented, with references to the mythology and literature of the era. Ultraorbism, a project directed by Marcel•lí Antúnez Roca, is part of the European project SPECIFI and case study of the RICHES European project’s research area. Continue reading


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Ballade of Women for women’s right

Ballade of Women is an interactive installation that explores perspectives on women’s rights. Through the lens of the personal experience of three women, the exhibition offers an interactive narration on three fundamental themes: emancipation, self-determination and violence. In the installation, representations of three paintings are fragmented and float in the space; set on rotating spindles, these fragments resist attempts by the viewer to capture them as a whole. Thus, the screens only provide a complete view of the paintings at selected times and from specific view-points in the room… Continue reading