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."
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
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.