More for the Radar

I feel like everything I post now will just be related to my thesis.

Get Lost! by Pol Pla i Conesa

GetLost! is a physical device resembling a compass where the user can determine the time they want to walk. The system will automatically generate a random path with the user specified duration that starts and finishes at the same point. The device will guide the user through this path.

Frequency and Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Participants tune into different radio frequencies by using their bodies to scan the electromagnetic spectrum from 150kHz to 1.5GHz. Up to 16 sound channels can be heard by moving across the room and the volume of each signal is determined by the size of the projected shadow.

re:positioning fear by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on relational architecture:

Relational architecture can be defined “as the technological actualisation of buildings and public spaces with alien memory.” The piece for Graz was a materialization of the call for “buildings with interactive subtitles”, where a building pretends to be something other than itself by dissimulating its presence and improvising a performance. The search for relationships between the building and the public outdoors was addressed, in this case, by an interface that was activated by remote absence, by the exclusion of the body, which is effected through the body-double, the cut-out, the not-transmitted, the shadow. The tele-absence interface benefits from the impossibility of positioning the body within its shadow. About thirty people from Cicero to Churchill have been quoted as saying “We make buildings and buildings make us”. Relational architecture suggests that nothing is farther from the truth.

Subtitled Public by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

When people enter the space, the system generates a subtitle for each person and projects it onto him or her: the subtitle is chosen at random from a list of all the verbs conjugated in the third person. The only way of getting rid of a subtitle is to touch another person, which leads to the two subtitles being exchanged.


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