Category: Experimental Interaction – G5

[EI] Ant Farm – Media Burn (1975)

About Ant Farm: Ant Farm is a collective of radical architects who were also video, performance, and installation artists but, above all, visionaries and cultural commentators. They are called ‘Ant Farm’ because it was the perfect metaphor to describe them – they were an active underground architecture group and collectivity was a way of life for them.   Media Burn… Read more →

[EI] Maker Culture – DIWO

Introduction to Furtherfield and DIWO Furtherfield is an alternative artspace that was founded in the mid 1990s. It aims to ‘connect people to news ideas, critical thinking and imaginative possibilities for art, technology and the world around us’. Therefore, Furtherfield is an open community that is not limited to artists only, but it also welcomes people from all walks of… Read more →

[EI] Micro-Project #5 – GL!T(H

My wonderful friends turned me into a Pigcasso! Photoshop-ing and distorting other people’s faces was a favourite past-time of mine, hence I was excited when I hear that this was our next micro-project! This is the first time that I’m distorting, or glitching in this case, alongside with others. Often times when I glitch alone, I would already have an… Read more →

[EI] Reading 3: Telegarden (1995) by Ken Goldberg

  The singular activity of a very personal form of individual expression, to a collective activity is highly collaborative: all publishable instantaneously to a global audience. – Randall Packer, Open Source Studio, IEEE Spectrum, 2015 The Telegarden is an art installation headed by Ken Goldberg, a professor who specialises in industrial engineering and operation research. This project enables web users… Read more →

[EI] Reading 2: The Big Kiss (2007) by Annie Abrahams

Research Critique on ‘The Big Kiss’ (2007) by Annie Abrahams ‘The Big Kiss’ (2007) is a performance installation by Annie Abrahams. Using webcam technology, two performers engaged in the act of kissing through a split screen. Annie Abrahams is intrigued by the ‘possibilities and limits of communication in general and more specifically investigates its modes under networked conditions’. Hence, her… Read more →

[EI] Micro-Project #2: Tele-Stroll

Journey from the East to West Posted by Francesca Nio on Saturday, 20 January 2018 Concept: This tele-stroll is a collaboration between Yue Ling and myself. As Yue Ling lives in the west and I live in the east, this tele-stroll compares and contrast the differences between these 2 sides of Singapore.   Process and Development Ideation: Possible ideas Scavenger… Read more →

[EI] Reading 1: Open Source Thinking

Summary on Sida Vaidhyanathan’s article Open source is originally a software term but it has since been used as a collaborative and creative term. The concept of open source was created as a response to the proprietary model. The proprietary model was deemed as selfish, restrictive and limiting because of copyright. Under this model, big software companies had the rights to… Read more →

[EI] Micro-Project #1: Experiment in Social Broadcasting

For school! Posted by Francesca Nio on Thursday, 18 January 2018   What was my social broadcasting experience like? This is my first social broadcasting experience and I was hesitant about it initially because I don’t like filming myself and hearing my voice on video especially. But to my surprise, the broadcast was pretty fun and I wasn’t as… Read more →

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