Strategic Arts Initiative 2.0, information on the works
Short information texts about the works in the Strategic Arts Initiative 2.0 exhibition, part of the 'We Are All Crew' Blowup Reader.
November 3-5, 2011
A co-presentation by InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre and V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, in conjunction with McLuhan100 and McLuhan in Europe 2011.
Participants clip a heart rate detector onto their finger. While the participant’s heart is being monitored, their pulse is sent over the Internet to a circuit in the remote location. The pulse controls a small water pump in the remote location and produces a “sploosh” of water.
Carl Hamfelt and Laura Kikauka
A parody of communication as a plumbing system. Strangers tap the night away on a trans-Atlantic plumbing adventure.
Two identical systems are linked via the Internet. Each system monitors their local space using a Kinect sensor and sends a spatial representation of participants in the space to the remote location. This representation is virtually projected into space as a structure of interactive sound possibilities. When participants in one location come into contact with the virtual body of participants in the remote space, they hear the sounds of that interaction.
Displaced Perspectives 2.0
1986 & 2011
Displaced Perspectives 2.0 allows viewers to explore distant environments through the video eyes of a remotely controlled robot. The robot uses the same scanning process people use. It is the definition of networked communication: many small pieces making up something greater than the whole.
1986 & 2011
Telephonic Arm-Wrestling is a device that enables participants on different continents to arm-wrestle with each other via motorized mechanisms that transmit and receive kinesthetic information.