Everyware- Hyunwoo Bang & Yunsil Heo

Levitate
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Everyware- Hyunwoo Bang & Yunsil Heo  Levitate

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Everyware is a creative computing group by Hyunwoo Bang and Yunsil Heo. Hyunwoo Bang worked as an assistant professor of the New Media Lab. in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Seoul National University. Yunsil Heo has an MFA from the Department of Design/Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, and BA & Ph.D. from the College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University. They are new media artists exploring intuitive and interesting communications between the real and virtual worlds. They have exhibited their works at festivals and in galleries, including SIGGRAPH 2008 & SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Galleries, Ars Electronica Center (Austria), the National Art Center Tokyo (Japan), Disseny Hub Barcelona (Spain) and the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK).
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source: s2014siggraphorg

Levitate is a kinetic sculpture composed of levitated ping-pong balls in acrylic tubes that interact with audiences.

Lord Kelvin, widely known for determining the correct value of absolute zero temperature, firmly believed that heavier-than-air flying machines were impossible. Neil Armstrong got into a steel can, flew through space, stood on the surface of the moon, and stared at the earth. Levitate is a humorous new media interpretation of gravity, the last scientific fetter of humankind. Dozens of serenely levitating balls suddenly float up and dance as your mind resonates with them. How can you tell if it was the electro-mechanic phenomenon created by electric circuit boards or if it was just the effect of your psychokinesis? An art gallery is not a science museum. Maybe it was not the psychokinesis that levitated the balls, and the whole thing was not a supernatural phenomenon at all. But how can you be so sure that the thought, “Your mind can levitate the balls,” is a belief less true than Lord Kelvin’s belief that heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible?
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source: fileorgbr

Abstract:
Lord Kelvin, widely known for determining the correct value of absolute zero temperature, firmly believed that heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. Neil Armstrong got into a steel can, flew that air, crossed the universe, stood on the surface of the moon, and stared at the planet Earth. “Levitate” is a humorous new media interpretation about gravity and the last scientific fetters of humankind. Tens of serenely levitating balls suddenly float up and dance as your mind resonate with them. How can you tell if it was the electro-mechanic phenomenon created by electric circuit boards or if it was just the effect of your psychokinesis? An art gallery is not a science museum. Maybe it was not the psychokinesis that levitated the balls nor the whole thing was a supernatural phenomenon at all. But how can you be so sure that the sentence “Your mind can levitate the balls” is a wronger belief than Lord Kelvin’s statement “Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible”?
Biography:
Everyware is a creative computing group by Hyunwoo Bang and Yunsil Heo. Hyunwoo Bang worked as an assistant professor of the New Media Lab. in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Seoul National University. Yunsil Heo has an MFA from the Department of Design/Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, and BA & Ph.D. from the College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University. They are new media artists exploring intuitive and interesting communications between the real and virtual worlds. They have exhibited their works at festivals and in galleries, including FILE 2013, SIGGRAPH 2008, 2011 & 2013 Art Galleries, Ars Electronica Center (Austria), the National Art Center Tokyo (Japan), Disseny Hub Barcelona (Spain) and the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK).
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source: fileorgbr

Abstract:
O lorde Kelvin, amplamente conhecido por ter determinado o valor correto da temperatura absoluta ou termodinâmica, acreditava firmemente que máquinas mais pesadas do que o ar não podiam voar. Neil Armstrong entrou em uma espaçonave de aço, voou no ar, atravessou o universo, esteve na superfície da lua e de lá contemplou a Terra. “Levitate” é uma interpretação bem humorada das notícias na mídia sobre a gravidade e os desafios científicos mais recentes da humanidade. Dezenas de bolas levitando serenamente de repente flutuam para cima e dançam enquanto sua mente ressoa com elas. Como você pode saber se isso foi causado pelo fenômeno eletromecânico criado pelas placas de circuito elétrico ou se foi apenas o efeito de sua psicocinestesia? Uma galeria de arte não é um museu de ciências. Talvez não tenha sido a psicocinestesia que fez as bolas levitarem e a coisa toda pode não ser um fenômeno sobrenatural. Mas como ter certeza de que a frase “Sua mente pode fazer as bolas levitarem” é mais incorreta do que a afirmação do lorde Kelvin de que “máquinas mais pesadas do que o ar não podem voar”?
Biography:
Everyware é um grupo de criação computacional formado por Hyunwoo Bang e Yunsil Heo. Hyunwoo Bang trabalhou como professora-assistente no Laboratório de Novas Mídias na Faculdade de Engenharia Aeroespacial e Mecânica da Universidade Nacional de Seul. Yunsil Heo fez mestrado no Departamento de Design/Artes Eletrônicas na Universidade da Califórnia, Los Angeles, doutorado e bacharelado na Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade Nacional de Seul. Ambos são artistas de novas mídias que exploram comunicações intuitivas e interessantes entre os mundos real e virtual. Eles expõem suas obras em festivais e galerias, incluindo FILE 2013, SIGGRAPH 2008, 2011 e 2013, Ars Electronica Center (Áustria), National Art Center Tokyo (Japão), Disseny Hub Barcelona (Espanha) e The Victoria & Albert Museum (Reino Unido).