This capstone seminar will conclude a week of experimental work developing responsive media in the CNMAT main performance space at 1750 Arch Street. The focus of the technical apparatus will be unencumbered interaction using cameras, Kinect and sound transduction of the floor and other objects in the room. These will be coupled to sound synthesis and spatialization resources.
Questions we will be examining include: How can everyday, live actions become charged, artful gesture? How can bodies, sound and media entrain? Where are the openings to address the codesign problem for movement and media choreography? The space will be open from 10am for visitors to explore. At 3pm our guest expert on whole body interaction, Vangelis Lympouridis, will lead a discussion of the week's work with a brief review of results from a kick-off workshop we participated in last December at the Topological Media Lab. in Montreal. This seminar is designed to address a broad audience interested in performance, movement, dance, music and technology.
Vangelis Lympouridis is a visiting scholar at USC's School of Cinematic Arts and works for the Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center within the Interactive Media Division. He was awarded his PhD on "Design Strategies for Whole Body Interactive Performance Systems" in 2012 from the University of Edinburgh and holds an MSc in Sound Design from the same university and a BFA(Hons) in Sculpture and Environmental Art from the Glasgow School of Art and a diploma in painting and sculpture from the Vakalo School of Art and Design in Athens. Vangelis begun his studies in Physics at the University of Ioannina in Greece, and took his first art classes at the Fine Art and Modern Technology program at the Technical University of Crete where he attended a two-week workshop with American artist Allan Kaprow.He is interested in technologies for body tracking and the design of whole body interactions primarily for music, dance, theater, interactive entertainement and rehabilitation applications. He has published and participated to various conferences such as NIME, SMC, ACM SIGCHI, ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE VR, The Bodycomputing conference and selected papers and his academic profile can be found at his page. Vangelis has presented and exhibited personal and site-specific work during workshops and residencies in the UK, US, Canada, Greece, Portugal and Italy, and was a member of the team representing Greece at the 11th Venice Biennial of Architecture in 2008,with the interactive installation “Athens by Sound”.
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Friday, February 15, 2013, 11:00pm to Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:30am
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Adrian Freed
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510 643 9990