Interactive Interventions

Interactive Interventions

Richard Dank / Wed, 06/13/2012 - 15:32

Looking forward to ADRIART? You should be!
Though not providing a degree itself Graz University of Technology (TUG) will be vibrant partner in the field of Trans- and Intermedia Arts for the "Advanced Digital and Regional Interactions in Art Teaching". The Institute of Contemporary Art (IZK) and the Insitute of Architecture and Media (IAM) will particularly try to arouse interest for interactive interventions in public space.

So here are some clips showing recent results of Master Design Studios at IAM. Both approaches are different - of course - but still they have a similar tenor: blending art into architeture, merging the analog and the digital ...
And we hope that our combined DIP/TIP "Responsive Art in the Public Realm" will meet at least some of the expectations of future ADRIART-students.

Richard Dank for the TUG-team.



Augmented Styria Desk
"Atlas: Zersiedelung Steiermark"
Visualising Urban Sprawl

http://vimeo.com/13934683

Based on analytic maps, statistic tables and detailed research into 30 topics around the vast field of Urban Sprawl in Styria a database with over a million entries was distilled. This substantial survey of the spatial planning status quo evolved into the Augmented Styria Desk, including eight high-end applications - conceived and constructed by teachers and students at the Institute of Architecture and Media.

With two video beamers animated visualisations are superimposed onto a milled, topographic model. As input devices we introduced on the one hand a tracking system to register motion - basically a three-dimensional mouse, if you will. On the other there is a video camera to recognise patterns and icons - thus interaction via objects and cards.
The aim: Weave an Atlas full of algorithmic interpretation, extrapolation and design...



Boot The Bot
"papier peint"
Programming IRB 140

http://vimeo.com/25445351

In Gottfried Semper's opinion the surface of the wall very strongly determines the intrinsic impression of space. This point of view at least indicates the complex relationship between three- and two-dimentional phenomena.
We evaluated this subject matter in a variety of ways. We tracked down interesting transitions and closely entangled conjunctions.

We projected 3d-objects into 2d. We converted pixel-images into XYZ-vectors. We flattened space and folded planes. And we operated on ornamental or anamorphotic effects.
Every experiment arose from algorithmic code and was processed for robotic production with self-generated software-tools.

IAM's Design Master Studio approaching architectural surfaces, the material paper and mass-customized fabrication has come to an end. And herewith we would like to present the results and put the findings forward for discussion...