University of Art and Design Linz

As contributors to the Campus exhibitions staged in conjunction with the 2005 and 2006 Ars Electronica Festivals, candidates for masters and doctors degrees in the Interface Cultures program at the University of Art and Design Linz’s Department of Media had the opportunity to present some of their interactive course-work projects, for which they received enthusiastic reviews from audiences made up of experts from around the world over the past two years. The thematic emphasis of the projects selected for 2007’s Campus 2.0 is on physical computing and hybrid interfaces. For this exhibition, the interface concept developed in the Interface Cultures program has been expanded via linkup to other artistic and artisanal disciplines such as textile design, industrial design and interior design. These works embody original, innovative concepts for interaction involving intelligent furniture, clothing and environments, interactive toys, pervasive gaming, new analog and digital musical instruments as well as technical, artistic and applied interactive prototypes and hybrid systems. www.interface.ufg.ac.at, www.interface.ufg.ac.at, www.interface.ufg.ac.at

Apply for the M.A. Interface Cultures study program!

Date for entrance examination interviews during the festival:
Monday, September 10th, 2007
To apply and to get more information about the study program and the application please contact: Dorothée Gestrich mail:dorothee.gestrich@ufg.ac.at

Prof. Dr. Christa Sommerer, Prof. Dr. Laurent Mignonneau, Heads of Interface Cultures
Exhibition Coordination: M.A. Dorothée Gestrich Staff Scientist Interface Cultures

University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Affective Twins

Relations between objects and users inside domestic environments shall be explored through the addition of interactivity to traditional furniture.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Ascii Analog Voice

Users sees themselves as ASCII snapshots on a Plexiglas plate.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Authority

Authority is an interactive video installation in which sound becomes the tool to arrange relationships defined by power.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

chain reaction

A Jacob's ladder is a folk toy consisting of blocks of wood held together by strings or ribbons. The strings are affixed in such a way that a block can tip in only one direction. When the ladder is held at one end, blocks appear to cascade down the strings. However, this effect is a visual illusion that’s the result of one block after another flipping over.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Garden of Eden

Heads of lettuce are cultivated under eight airtight Plexiglas domes that allow for controlled circulation of the air within them.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Hometrainer

Interaction design for animals: a tiny rodent savoring the opportunity to get some exercise on its hamster wheel activates the installation’s interactive component.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Massage Me

Massage me is a wearable interface that channels a videogame player¹s excess kinetic energy into a back massage for an innocent stander by.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Mountain Guitar

"Mountain Guitar" enables musical expression through custom-made sensor technology, which measures the height at which the instrument is held and transforms it to the musical output during the playing session. To perform difficult chord changes, simply change the position of "Mountain Guitar."
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

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mousex.vip

When you pull on Maus1’s tail, its body and eyes begin to glow. When you shove it into the mouth of the initially inactive snake, energy supplied via magnet contact makes the snake’s body and eyes glow.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

News Knitter

News Knitter is initiated as a quest for an alternative medium to visualize live data streams. The key motive is to translate digital information into the language of the physical world.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

news machine - Infotainment at its best

„Culture is remix. Knowledge is remix. Politics is remix. Remix is how we as humans live.“
(Lawrence Lessig)
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Noon - A Secret Told by Objects

“Noon” is a game using objects and physical space to convey an interactive narrative. The player takes on the task of unveiling the origins of a tragic fire.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

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PipeSound

“PipeSound” is an experimental musical instrument that can be played by multiple users simultaneously.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Plototyper

A web interface offers the possibility to upload and editpictures from cellphones,USB sticks, hard discs ...
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Solargrafica

Solargrafica records the paths of the sun using the oldest camera type: the pinhole camera.
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University of Art and Design Linz

06.09. - 11.09.10:00-19:00

Kunstuniversitšt Linz / Hauptplatz

Touch me

“Touch me” is an interactive painting that alludes to pornography on the Internet and TV. Viewers see a pornographic image of a woman whose vagina is covered over by a pink star. The removal of this star—or, in other words, the breaking down of this barrier—is the theme of “Touch me.”
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