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November 2016 Art Finalist, New European Media Summit 2016, Porto

Exhibition and speaking engagement at an annual summit of pioneering European digital projects.


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From this Tuesday the University Cultural Center (CCU) Rogelio Salmona de la U. de Caldas opened its doors to the public of the 16th International Image Festival - ISEA 2017, and in its warm interior full of geometric lines houses about 40 installations of artists Digital and electronic products from various countries around the world. Between today, June 14th and until next Sunday, the entrance is free to the exhibition from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and there all Manizales and visitors will be able to interact with works of art that do not look like The conventional ones like paintings and sculptures, but they go beyond and use screens, cables, lights, tablets, projectors, sensors, robots, etc. Walter Castañeda Marulanda, a professor in the Department of Visual Design at U. de Caldas, and coordinator of the exhibitions at ISEA2017, indicated that the works are distributed by different characteristics such as those that can be touched and perceived, others that are immersive because People enters a closed space and observes a video, animation, etc. "It is also on the first floor the pavilion dedicated to France for the year Colombia France 2017, and are four large works of prestigious and completely immersive artists in which the visitors will have an incredible experience," said Walter Castañeda, Of the U of Caldas. The emphasis of ISEA and the International Image Festival is electronic art, and that the exhibited works bring together various disciplines such as architecture, design, engineering, electronics, etc, so that knowledge and specific knowledge are crossed to open new Perspectives with innovative proposals.  New space During the opening ceremony of the show that was held yesterday at 9:00 pm, the Rector of the University of Caldas Felipe Cesar Londoño López, said that this event shows the potentiality of the CCU to become a space for multiple Occupations as a center of knowledge and science.  "In these exhibitions we are observing how scientists with artists are thinking about issues that have to do with the environment, water resources, land, and cultures, all of which is very focused on this great theme of bio-creation and peace that we have Proposed for ISEA and for the Festival of the Image, "said Felipe César Londoño, rector of the University of Caldas. Ricardo Dal Farra, professor of music and media art at the Music Department of Concordia University (Canada) and member of the ISEA International Board, highlighted the quality of the works and invited everyone to visit the CCU.  "Having a space like this in Manizales is exceptional (...) and also the opportunity to have ISEA in Manizales and this exhibition here is not to be missed. Both for those who are interested in electronic art and for those who do not know and it would be interesting to see what it is and even with the boys, who are more enthusiastic about this than the big ones, "said Dal Farra. 

From this Tuesday the University Cultural Center (CCU) Rogelio Salmona de la U. de Caldas opened its doors to the public of the 16th International Image Festival - ISEA 2017, and in its warm interior full of geometric lines houses about 40 installations of artists Digital and electronic products from various countries around the world.

Between today, June 14th and until next Sunday, the entrance is free to the exhibition from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and there all Manizales and visitors will be able to interact with works of art that do not look like The conventional ones like paintings and sculptures, but they go beyond and use screens, cables, lights, tablets, projectors, sensors, robots, etc.

Walter Castañeda Marulanda, a professor in the Department of Visual Design at U. de Caldas, and coordinator of the exhibitions at ISEA2017, indicated that the works are distributed by different characteristics such as those that can be touched and perceived, others that are immersive because People enters a closed space and observes a video, animation, etc.

"It is also on the first floor the pavilion dedicated to France for the year Colombia France 2017, and are four large works of prestigious and completely immersive artists in which the visitors will have an incredible experience," said Walter Castañeda, Of the U of Caldas.

The emphasis of ISEA and the International Image Festival is electronic art, and that the exhibited works bring together various disciplines such as architecture, design, engineering, electronics, etc, so that knowledge and specific knowledge are crossed to open new Perspectives with innovative proposals.

 New space

During the opening ceremony of the show that was held yesterday at 9:00 pm, the Rector of the University of Caldas Felipe Cesar Londoño López, said that this event shows the potentiality of the CCU to become a space for multiple Occupations as a center of knowledge and science.

 "In these exhibitions we are observing how scientists with artists are thinking about issues that have to do with the environment, water resources, land, and cultures, all of which is very focused on this great theme of bio-creation and peace that we have Proposed for ISEA and for the Festival of the Image, "said Felipe César Londoño, rector of the University of Caldas.

Ricardo Dal Farra, professor of music and media art at the Music Department of Concordia University (Canada) and member of the ISEA International Board, highlighted the quality of the works and invited everyone to visit the CCU.

 "Having a space like this in Manizales is exceptional (...) and also the opportunity to have ISEA in Manizales and this exhibition here is not to be missed. Both for those who are interested in electronic art and for those who do not know and it would be interesting to see what it is and even with the boys, who are more enthusiastic about this than the big ones, "said Dal Farra. 

BC Noticias

http://www.bcnoticias.com.co/centro-cultural-universitario-rogelio-salmona-escenario-predilecto-en-isea-2017/

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http://www.techstylenews.com/2017/06/07/xpollination/

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A lovely contrast of old boat and new tech greeted seventeen Distributed Futures Forum members.  This was perhaps our most participative event so far with a range of 'kit' from the HTC Vive SteamVR headset and computer rig, to Bushra Kelsey-Burge's Haptic Wear, and a Microsoft HoloLens.  At points the surreality of people next to you experiencing a completely different, immersive reality such as "Trials On Tatooine", fighting off quixotic windmills perhaps, provoked a fair amount of laughter.  And all the while we were on a 1923 Thames Sailing Barge, Lady Daphne.  Bushra Kelsey-Burge, is a designer and educator exploring body-centred interactivity. Her recent projects have explored VR and AR. She has degrees in Biochemistry from Imperial College, Fashion Design from London College of Fashion and Applied Imagination from Central Saint Martins and has had careers in technology in finance, sustainable fashion and lecturer of marketing at London College of Fashion as well as more recently working as a product developer on interactive projects in advertising.  She presented “Second Skin - Portal To The Illusion Of Touch: Wearable Haptics In VR”. Her argument was why leave out the largest sensory organ we experience the world with - the skin?  VR has evolved from film media, so naturally visuals and sound have been the focus with all the other senses as a bolt on after thought but this is actually a divergence away from the way we experience the world.  Having come from fashion, her natural approach has been from a second skin body-centred angle. She has been working on haptic projects the last few years to integrate with VR using soft circuits embedded into fabrics wherever possible.  She explained her ElectroMuscleStimulation project and how it was iterated with gamers and feedback from tech shows.  She also another VR project explaining dark matter with interactive costumes and 360 film. Bushra put people into her Haptic rig and then showed how she controlled their arm muscles, forcing wearers to clench and unclench their fists.  All agreed, "weird"!!!  Tom Price, works as an Assistant Director at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where he specialises in helping to support transformational businesses seeking to develop and adopt both new business structures and emerging technologies.  His professional background complements a personal, and perhaps more esoteric interest in the effect of technology on our economy and society, and an enthusiasm for some of the more extraordinary and speculative ventures in this space. Tom's presentation was “Seeing The Reality – Can VR Cross The Trough Of Disillusion?”  His argument ran that Virtual Reality faces its first major test – can this transformative technology survive the approaching trough of disillusionment, and what will it look like if it does?  Tom gavet personal reflections on the global virtual / augmented / mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) industry, its relevance to the UK economy, and industry prospects over the next five years, including an exploration of the challenges the technology seems likely to face over that period of time, and how it might adapt and change in response to them.  VR/AR/MR systems have the potential to change our world in ways that we are only just beginning to understand, but they may have to weather a storm of scepticism before their transformational effects can be realised. All agreed, VR/AR/MR may be over the trough, but were divided on whether VR or AR had the upper hand.  This divide was highlighted by the divide in affection for the HTC Vive (VR) and the Microsoft HoloLens (AR), about 50:50 all round. We then adjourned for dinner and more fun & games, kicking off with our tradition of a relevantl cocktail, in this case what else but a Divine Delusion.  We were joined by the Hyperion Club of polymaths for a great dinner discussion divided into three sections: I have a problem - where Philip Bond led a discussion on detection. I have a dream - where Caleb Sawade shared his thinking on the very positive things AI could mean, particularly for friendship and emotions. I have a theory - where Mike Halsall explored the idea that crowds might be wrong about crowdsourcing for prediction markets. http://www.zyen.com/now-and-zyen/1656-distributed-futures-forum-visualisation-and-reality-thames-sailing-barge-lady-daphne-3-october-2016.html Distributed Futures Forum, Visualisation & Reality, Thames Sailing Barge Lady Daphne, 3 October 2016  

A lovely contrast of old boat and new tech greeted seventeen Distributed Futures Forum members.  This was perhaps our most participative event so far with a range of 'kit' from the HTC Vive SteamVR headset and computer rig, to Bushra Kelsey-Burge's Haptic Wear, and a Microsoft HoloLens.  At points the surreality of people next to you experiencing a completely different, immersive reality such as "Trials On Tatooine", fighting off quixotic windmills perhaps, provoked a fair amount of laughter.  And all the while we were on a 1923 Thames Sailing Barge, Lady Daphne

Bushra Kelsey-Burge, is a designer and educator exploring body-centred interactivity. Her recent projects have explored VR and AR. She has degrees in Biochemistry from Imperial College, Fashion Design from London College of Fashion and Applied Imagination from Central Saint Martins and has had careers in technology in finance, sustainable fashion and lecturer of marketing at London College of Fashion as well as more recently working as a product developer on interactive projects in advertising.  She presented “Second Skin - Portal To The Illusion Of Touch: Wearable Haptics In VR”.

Her argument was why leave out the largest sensory organ we experience the world with - the skin?  VR has evolved from film media, so naturally visuals and sound have been the focus with all the other senses as a bolt on after thought but this is actually a divergence away from the way we experience the world.  Having come from fashion, her natural approach has been from a second skin body-centred angle. She has been working on haptic projects the last few years to integrate with VR using soft circuits embedded into fabrics wherever possible.  She explained her ElectroMuscleStimulation project and how it was iterated with gamers and feedback from tech shows.  She also another VR project explaining dark matter with interactive costumes and 360 film.

Bushra put people into her Haptic rig and then showed how she controlled their arm muscles, forcing wearers to clench and unclench their fists.  All agreed, "weird"!!! 

Tom Price, works as an Assistant Director at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where he specialises in helping to support transformational businesses seeking to develop and adopt both new business structures and emerging technologies.  His professional background complements a personal, and perhaps more esoteric interest in the effect of technology on our economy and society, and an enthusiasm for some of the more extraordinary and speculative ventures in this space. Tom's presentation was “Seeing The Reality – Can VR Cross The Trough Of Disillusion?”  His argument ran that Virtual Reality faces its first major test – can this transformative technology survive the approaching trough of disillusionment, and what will it look like if it does?  Tom gavet personal reflections on the global virtual / augmented / mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) industry, its relevance to the UK economy, and industry prospects over the next five years, including an exploration of the challenges the technology seems likely to face over that period of time, and how it might adapt and change in response to them.  VR/AR/MR systems have the potential to change our world in ways that we are only just beginning to understand, but they may have to weather a storm of scepticism before their transformational effects can be realised.

All agreed, VR/AR/MR may be over the trough, but were divided on whether VR or AR had the upper hand.  This divide was highlighted by the divide in affection for the HTC Vive (VR) and the Microsoft HoloLens (AR), about 50:50 all round.

We then adjourned for dinner and more fun & games, kicking off with our tradition of a relevantl cocktail, in this case what else but a Divine Delusion.  We were joined by the Hyperion Club of polymaths for a great dinner discussion divided into three sections:

I have a problem - where Philip Bond led a discussion on detection.

I have a dream - where Caleb Sawade shared his thinking on the very positive things AI could mean, particularly for friendship and emotions.

I have a theory - where Mike Halsall explored the idea that crowds might be wrong about crowdsourcing for prediction markets.

http://www.zyen.com/now-and-zyen/1656-distributed-futures-forum-visualisation-and-reality-thames-sailing-barge-lady-daphne-3-october-2016.html

Distributed Futures Forum, Visualisation & Reality, Thames Sailing Barge Lady Daphne, 3 October 2016

 


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