Saturday October 8th, 3pm - 5pm
Kehräämö/Kutomo project space
Väinö Linnan Aukio 15, 4th floor
manSEDANse presents a series of lectures on MS Kinect, a motion sensing input device. Come and join us for a discussion of the possibilities of Kinect in installations and art projects!
15.00 - 16.30 Ferhat Sen: Design of Sensor-based Instruments: Historical Orchestra Project & Introduction to Embodied Interaction Possibilities with MS Kinect
16.30 - 17.00 Heikki Salo: Kinect project presentation: Body Motion / Vartaloliike
Ferhat Sen (b.1984, Turkey) is an artist, designer, researcher and writer residing in Helsinki. He has curated exhibitions, produced and collaborated on projects ranging from interactive and immersive environments to digital and traditional photography and video. Ferhat Sen is currently teaching and pursuing a doctoral degree in New Media at Media Lab Helsinki, Finland. His research area is digital cultural heritage.
Design of Sensor-based Instruments: Historical Orchestra Project
Historical Orchestra is an interactive installation based on a 16th century Turkish illustrated manuscript. The installation utilizes three tangible musical interfaces and gives real-time visual narrative feedback. The sensor-based musical interfaces enable three users to play three instruments simultaneously. The selected illustration is interactively animated according to the actions of the user with the instruments. The digital instruments in the installation are inspired by a string instrument, oud, a wind instrument, ney and a percussive instrument, tambourine. This lecture will be presenting briefly about the context of the project, the design phase and sensor structure of the instruments, mapping strategies and sound generation.
Introduction to Embodied Interaction Possibilities with MS Kinect
The emerging technologies are creating new possibilities and interaction modalities for interactive media projects. Microsoft Kinect, a 3D depth sensing and body tracking device, is a recent easy-to-use off-the-shelf equipment that started to be widely used in interactive media art works. After a brief techological description of Kinect, this lecture will present interaction possibilities of MS Kinect with reference to open source opportunities. Example videos and a short demonstration will also be presented.
Heikki Salo has worked with computer art since 1987. While working as a IT consultant and lecturer Salo has also worked with electronic art, focusing on mosaic technique, computational colour scales and swarm animations. Body Motion / Vartaloliike is an interactive installation for a projector, computer and a 3D motion sensor. The installation is about human interaction: The perception of colors is individual and personal. Body Motion / Vartaloliike sets up a dialogue (multilogue?) between these individual colour experiences. Salo presents his installation and the design process.