INTERACTIVE DESIGN

Posted on | October 25, 2012

During my research for interactive designers, I came across some super awesome studios and hence, would like to share their work:

YESYESNO

YesYesNo began as a studio operated by three friends, two of whom always said ‘yes’ to every potential project and one who was always saying ‘no’. A lot of their projects are about using body or gestures, so they avoid using interface, buttons and instructions. What’s cool about them is that they create something that someone just understands, either from watching other people or from experimenting it themselves. Their idea of the future of interactive design: Smaller devices = new modes of interaction and better and different sensors = new modes of sensing. The future of designing also means using new means of fabrication, such as laser cutting and 3D printing.

 

Here’s some interactive design they did for Nike and a short glimpse into their other work:

 

 JEAN CHRISTOPHE NAOUR

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Ars Electronica 2012: Interview mit Julius von Bismarck

Posted on | September 4, 2012

Wer den Raum betrittt, in dem der Versuch unter Kreisen von Collide@ CERN-Preisträger Julius von Bismarck installiert ist, bemerkt zunächst nichts Ungewöhnliches – bis plötzlich etwas in Bewegung gerät. Die Hängelampen im Raum beginnen zuerst langsam und dann immer stärker zu schwingen, als würde das Gebäude schwanken. Jedes Licht folgt einer bestimmten Choreografie. Die mathematisch berechneten zyklischen Bewegungen dabei sind von Wellenmustern inspiriert.

Das folgende Interview führte ich mit Julius von Bismarck im Rahmen der Ars Electronica am 2.9.2012 in Linz (Österreich):

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Memo Akten

Posted on | May 16, 2012

Memo Akten is a visual artist, director, musician and engineer from Istanbul, Turkey who is working at the intersection of art and technology. Developing and appropriating new technologies, he explores processes of visualizing the invisible; extracting and amplifying the unseen relationships within images, space, movement, sound and time. Driven by the urge to make the seemingly impossible, possible; and awaken our childlike instincts to explore and discover new forms of interaction and expression; he invents new ways of creating and performing images and sound. His work ranges from live music/dance/theatre performances, large-scale immersive interactive installations, music videos; to online works and mobile applications.

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Lucy McRae

Posted on | May 16, 2012

Trained as a classical ballerina and architect, Lucy’s work fascinates with the human body. Her work straddles the worlds of FASHION, TECHNOLOGY and THE HUMAN BODY. In the piece shown below, Lucy McRae consulted as a Body Architect in the Probes Programme at Philips Design. The programme accelerates a vision for next generation sensitive technology. The Skin Probe dresses explore emotional sensing technology conceiving dresses that blush and shiver. Clive van Heerden – Director , Jack Mama – Creative Director, Team – Nancy Tilbury, Lucy McRae, Rachel Wingfield, Matthias Gmachl, Stijn Osserfort, Bram Osserfort, Ollie Niemi , Oliver Gondorf, Sita Fischer.

 

 

rAndom International

Posted on | May 16, 2012

rAndom create artworks and installations that explore behaviour and interaction, using ‘light’ and ‘movement’. The studio is based in a converted warehouse in Chelsea, London.

One of their latest installations (April 2012) is ‘Future Self’, a performative light installation, presented in a unique intercreative collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor and composer Max Richter, and commissioned by MADE. It studies human movement by mirroring interaction in dance, light and sound, while exploring the present and future self.

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