Ying Yu

airmorphologies

Humans, as social beings, use language to communicate. The human voice, as a biometric authentication mechanism, is constantly used throughout daily life applications, such as speech recognition, speaker verification, and so on. Currently, language-based communications mainly fall into two categories: voice over air, and voice over internet protocol. Can we add a new dimension for voice communication such as a wearable material? If so, how could we shape matter in order to physicalize vocal information?

airMorphologiesis an interactive installation that uses soft materials, such as silicon, fabric, and air, to realize these physicalizations. The human voice controls the actuation of a soft wearable structure, changing the appearance of the human body.

The OCR

Specimen Box

The OCR began work on Specimen Box in 2014 at the request of Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit. Microsoft’s Cybercrime Center monitors communications coming from hundreds of millions of PCs around the world that have become infected by botnet malware. Employing data sonification together with advanced visualization techniques, Specimen Box provides a configurable multi-sensory presentation of botnet signal activity in real time. It also features a multitouch gesture-based interface for navigating, exploring, selecting, and examining the billions of signals that have previously been collected. Users can access the collected signals based on their activity levels, the geographic locations of their sources, or their daily activity patterns over time, using clustering to group sources with similar behavior.

LEAH MEDIN

The Gold Divide
“I visualized The Gold Divide as a transparent wall; a large surface representing emotion and energy. The piece was inspired by my experiences studying abroad in Amsterdam, time spent at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the community at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. It was a cumulation of observations and experiences—like riding my bike through the city of Boston and seeing vast construction netting wrapped around buildings. These large surfaces of material triggered my fascination for creating work at an enormous scale. I reflected on process, on how something is made, and was further intrigued by the challenge and symbolism of independently sewing four hundred yards of fabric on a single industrial sewing machine.” Leah Medin

Adam Basanta

the sound of empty space
The sound of empty space explores relationships between microphones, speakers, and surrounding acoustic environments through controlled, self-generating microphone feedback. Amplifying and aestheticizing the acoustic inactivity between technological “inputs” and “outputs” – stand-ins for their corporeal correlates, the ear and mouth – the notion of a causal sound producing object is challenged, and questions are posed as to the status of the ʻamplifiedʼ. By building flawed technological systems and nullifying their intended potential for communication, the ear is turned towards the empty space between components; to the unique configurations of each amplifying assemblage.

Marketa Martiskova

After her studies on VŠVU in Bratislava, Markéta Martišková has moved to Antwerp, Belgium, to start studying on the Academy of Art. Nowadays, Antwerps areher second home and mainly big source of inspiration for her ideas and work. As a designer, Marketa likes to communicate through symbols, typography and print and likes to discover and use new techniques. A certain joke accompanies the topic of each collection and is largely based on Marketa’s fantasies.

AAKASH NIHALANI

Outlook

“We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape,” says Nihalani. “I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely, and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality. “I’m not trying to push a certain highbrow logic or philosophy or purposefully communicate through the esoteric medium of art. I work instinctively, trying to follow my gut about the sensation of color and space, and have fun doing it.”

DO HO SUH

ДУ ХУ СА
ドーホー・スー。
서도호

Do Ho Suh is a Korean artist who creates spectacular installations using various materials including polyester fabric. In order to explore the links between individuality and community, he often uses thread and fabric to invest the space. By distorting perspectives and playing on the very properties of the materials used, the artist tests our perception of space and our place in it.
Breathtaking !

ALICE HALDENWANG, LAURA COUTO ROSADO AND TINGTING ZHANG

TELEPATHY
Les Smartphones sont obsolètes, Thelepathy utilise des amplificateurs en verre qui permettent de communiquer sans parler. Telepathic Taste et Telepathic Lunch sont des saynettes filmées qui permettent de comprendre l’usage de deux casques télépathiques sensoriels. Les vidéos illustrent le fait que l’on peut communiquer par télépathie non seulement par des pensées et des mots, mais aussi par diverses sensations physiques.