Class Notes

Here you will find notes, comments and other references that come up during classes.

Naming format for the examples on lecture slides and in class notes:
Artist’s Name and Surname – PRODUCTION YEAR – Name of the Project[: Comment (OPTIONAL)]

30 Oct


Patric Jean – 2010 – Pixels: 8-bit game aesthetics revisited.

23 Oct

Elements of Interactivity: I/P/O

Lecture Slides

16 Oct

Guest Talk by Ben Slater: Repetition and Looping Narratives

YT Playlist

11 Sep

Modes of Interaction


28 Aug

A couple of references that came to mind while presenting your project ideas. Worth looking up by all teams. We can discuss in more details next class, just please remind me.

Amanda, Peisen, David
AR words idea:
Ray Bradbury – 1951 – The Illustrated Man,
Luke DuBois – 2014 – Self-Portrait 1993-2014.
Game Animal idea: John Boorman – 1985 – The Emerald Forest.
Plastic surgery idea: Pleix – 2001 – Beauty-Kit.
Bad selfie idea: Kyle McDonald – 2013 – Caricature.

Charmaine, Yee Teng, Shin Yi
Cube portrait idea: Golan Levin, Chris Sugrue, and Kyle McDonald – 2014 – Augmented Hand Series.
Memory Box: Joseph Cornell.

Desiree, Amanda, Gwendolyn
Data visualization idea:
Nicholas Feltron – from 2005 – Annual Reports.
Collective portrait idea:
Golan Levin – 2007 – Eyecode,
Golan Levin & Kyle McDonald – 2011 – Eyeshine,
Raquel Kogan – 2014 – o.lhar.

Eugene, Ashley, Manwei, Yixue
EyeMovie idea:
Peggy Weil – 1980-1982 – Scan,
Jochem Hendricks – 1992-1994 – Eye Drawings,
Angelica Böck – 1996 – Trans-Parent,
Angelica Böck – 1998 – Inside-Outside,
Angelica Böck – 2000 – Eye2Eye,
Kenichi Okada – 2010 – Peeping Hole,
Seiko Mikami – 2011 – Eye Tracking Informatics,
Graham Fink – 2015 – Eye Drawings,
See above.

Praveen, Jessical, Rui Hong
Selfie/Avatar distortion idea:
Kyle McDonald – 2013 – Caricature.
Tech comment: Your selected idea will require serious coding skills working with CV libraries. Think about Processing (Java), or OpenFrameworks (C++), or maybe C#, or any other platform you are well comfortable working with.
Memories/Transience/Nostalgia idea:
Roland Barthes – 1980 – Camera Lucida, go to PDF page 95. Re: time and transience in photography.

21 Aug

Portrait in Interactive and New Media Art

Lecture Slides

Further Examples

Portrait in New Media Art

Antoine Geiger – 2015 – Sur-Fake: Selfie…

Heather Dewey-Hagborg – 2012-2013 – Stranger Visions: Compare to Marc Quinn – 2001 – Genomic Portrait – Sir John Sulston

Joao Henrique Wilbert (Fabrica) – 2009 – Exquisite Clock: Pareidolia in numbers, various objects portraiting numbers

Mario Klingemann – 2017 – Alternative Face: AI-generated, animated portrait

Mike Tyka – 2017 – Neural Portraits: AI-generated imaginary portraits (Google AI)

V.A. (ING) – 2016 – The Next Rembrandt: AI-generated imaginary portraits mimicking Baroque painting style

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez – 2017 – Every Mickey: 3D fabrication

Shinseungback Kimyonghun – 2013 – Portrait: Generative facial recognition in popular movies

Shinseungback Kimyonghun – 2017 – Stone: Media transcoding to represent identity, excellent work

Zach Blas – 2011-2014 – Facial Weaponization Suite: Activist-motivated anti CV interventions

Examples of Interactive Portrait

Kyle McDonald – 2013 – Sharing Faces

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – 2015 – Level of Confidence

Also see Daniel Rozin’s other works in the Mirror series (we saw Wooden Mirror at the lecture)

Details on some artworks presented:

The Blind Robot by Louis-Philippe Demers:
There is an emergency kill switch, available to the event organizers.

Nonfacial Mirror by Shinseungback Kimyonghun:
Components: facial mirror, webcam, servo motor, Arduino, computer, custom software, wooden panel plinth 30x30x135cm.
Processing runs two face detection algorithms simultaneously: openCV and dlib. If any of the algorithms finds a face, the mirror turns.
Arduino is used for motor control.

14 Aug

Hitchcock/Truffaut book

With an anecdote on the mental elusiveness of our creative ideas, and many more interesting stuff:

ADM Library has a print copy: