Mixed Realities

Forgotten Beats, second iteration by Lal Avgen. Video/ Audio is controlled by force resistor sensors placed on the bongo.

"It is a piece about events in Turkey and media's biased reaction to it. It is a piece about my people, who are forgotten everyday, it is a piece about all the people, who are bound to be forgotten because of their geographic location. It is a piece about not letting people forget, what is forgotten."

http://lalavgen.com/

Augmented reality performance exercise, Art Institute Nichols Bridgeway. 

Multimedia workshop with UK performance artist Steve Dixon. 

Mixed Realities: Performance and Augmented Reality

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Performance and Art + Technology Departments

Teaching Assistant to Mark Jeffrey and Judd Morrissey

Spring 2016

Course description:

Contemporary technologies are blurring the boundaries between human bodies and computational tools which are increasingly seen as integral extensions of our biological form. Relatedly, our orientation within geo-physical space is being complicated by mobile computing, ubiquitous data, and emerging concepts and technologies that merge elements of physical and virtual worlds. Through both performance-making and the coding of interactive tools, this cross-disciplinary course engages the generative creation of hybrid experiences and environments.

We will use readymade and open-source environments with an emphasis on openFrameworks to explore technological components of mixed reality including 3-d, machine vision, gestural interfaces, and geo-locative computing. No previous programming experience is required and the course will nurture collaborations between performance-makers and creative coders.