Yonakani: Young ah Seong, Takuji Narumi & Tomohiro Akagawa

Thermotaxis
file festival
The term “Thermotaxis” signifies a movement of a living organism in response to heat stimulation. A thermal spot has power to encourage people to gather together like open fires in winter or water places in summer. The work “Thermotaxis” characterizes the open space as invisible thermal spots by providing people with thermal information. Our work aims to create a new spatial structure for communication not by architectural approach but by using information technology.

SHAUN HU

Internet von allem: alle Verbindungen
“Internet von allem: Alle Verbindungen” ist eine Arbeit, die Menschen, Tiere, Pflanzen, Bakterien, Umwelt, Verbindungen und Geräte über das Internet miteinander verbindet. Es besteht aus sieben Teilen. Ein Teil beeinflusst den anderen nach Reihenfolge. In diesem Zusammenhang gibt es keinen Start- oder Endpunkt, da es sich um eine ineinandergreifende Schleifenstruktur handelt. Die schwache Bioelektrizität des menschlichen Körpers wird an das Bakterium Proteus weitergegeben. Die Bakterien beginnen aufgrund der elektrischen Stimulation zu vibrieren. Seine Bewegung wird vom Mikroskop erfasst und in Echtzeit in Max eingegeben. Daten, die sich aus der Wertänderung in der Bakterienbewegung ergeben, steuern den nächsten Teil.

Ka Fai Choy

Synchrometrics

Can we design future memories for the body?
Is the body itself the apparatus for remembering cultural processes?Prospectus For a Future Body proposes new perspectives on how the body remembers and invents technological narratives. Central to the project is the study of body movement in dance: How it can evolve, adapt or re-condition to possible futures?Eternal Summer Storm explores the concept of muscle memory transfer as an alternative form of interactive cultural continuities. This concept prototype speculates on a future digital library of body movements or dance techniques that can be experienced beyond the audio-visual conventions. Eternal Summer Storm attempts to recreate legendary Japanese dancer Tatsumi Hijikata’s Butoh dance choreography and experience in ‘A Summer Storm’ (1973) from archival footages.Bionic Movement Research is a collection of experiments on the process of designing digital muscle memory for the body. Inspired by Luigi Galvani discovery (1780) of animal electricity in the human body, these experiments appropriate the techniques of electrical nerve stimulation to choreograph artificial muscle contraction and body movement.

Shaun Hu

Internet of Everything: All Connections
‘Internet of Everything: All Connections’ is a piece of work that connects human, animals, plants, bacteria, environment, compound and equipment using the Internet. It consists of seven parts. One part affects the other by sequence. It doesn’t have a starting point or an ending point in this connection – because they are an interlocking loop structure. The weak bio-electricity of the human body is passed to the bacteria, Proteus. The bacteria starts to vibrate due to the electrical stimulation. Its motion is captured by the microscope and input to Max in real time. Data arising from the change in value in the bacteria movement controls the next part.

DAITO MANABE

真鍋 大 度

One of the new technology projects from the programmer and artist Daito Manabe based in Tokyo, Japan, centres on experimental music performances and connects a person’s face to electric sensors. This innovative system lets you ‘play’ your face like a musical instrument with the help of facial movements that trigger sounds. Electrical stimulation makes a face twitch involuntary, each twitch matches the beat of the music.

 

ARTHUR ELSENAAR

The Varieties of Human Facial Expression
12 bit version
“The Varieties” is an algorithmic exploration of human facial expression. Six muscles on each side of the face are triggered in succession by means of electrical stimulation, resulting in 4096 different facial expressions.