Posts Tagged ‘research’

http://www.urbanscreens08.net/

The event will promote a lateral trans-disciplinary approach to exploring the growing appearance of moving images in urban space and the global transformation of public culture in the context of large new multi media precincts such as Federation Square and various networked forms of urban screens. It will build on the successful events held in Amsterdam in 2005 and Manchester in 2007 and will be the first Urban Screens held in the Asia-Pacific region.

Through an integrated program of keynote lectures, panel sessions, workshops, curated screenings and multimedia projects, it will bring together leading Australian and international artists and curators, architects and urban planners, screen operators and content providers, technology manufacturers, software designers and public intellectuals.

OneAvatar connects your body to your Avatar in virtual worlds.

You and your Avatar will be finally one, sharing the same experiences even at physical level.
You get hurt, you Avatar gets hurt.

Your Avatar dies, you die.

Connect to your avatar and watch out for yourself at

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> Turbulence.org

an article explaining how emotional approaches to technology can access socio-political dialogue dimensions

we just published the article presented at the (re)Actor3 / HCI2008 conference/event in Liverpool.

you can find it here:

http://www.artisopensource.net/2008/09/24/dpsdc-degradazione-per-sovrapposizione-di-corpi-the-theory/

Abstract:
“Degradazione per Sovrapposizione di Corpi (DpSdC) investigates on interaction mechanisms created using low cost DIY technologies, aiming at the creation of emotional environments that can be used to break the users’ inhibitory barriers to narratively access dialogue on socio-political issues.”

– (re)Actor3
http://www.digitalliveart.com/

– HCI2008
http://hci2008.org/

– Degradazione per Sovrapposizione di Corpi
http://www.artisopensource.net/2008/05/29/dpsdc-degradazione-per-sovrapposizione-di-corpi/

– some videos and a report
http://www.artisopensource.net/DegradazionePerSovrapposizioneDiCorpi/index_liverpool.html

mcgrew writes to tell us that scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have created a new system that can test any surface for just about anything. “Their idea uses a thin layer of metal drilled with nanoscale holes, laid onto the surface being tested. When the perforated plate is zapped with laser light, the surface plasmons that form emit light with a frequency related to the materials touching the plate. A sensitive light detector is needed to measure the frequency of light given off. The team says devices using this approach can be small and portable, will work on very low power, and could detect everything from explosives to bacteria. All that needs to be done now is build a system able to decode the light signatures.”