In May this year I had an opportunity to partake at the first regional Wearable Technology workshop at Digital Media Lab Ljudmila.org in Ljubljana (Slovenia), organized my MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art. The workshop was led by MFA intermedia students from the University of Maine (USA), Abigail Stiers and Alexander Gross.
Since, Abby and Alex were for last three months lecturers at the CIANT – International Centre for Art and New Technologies in Prague (Czech), it was really nice to talk about their own work, the perception of technology and DIY scenes in USA and Europe, and the generation gap between new media art and fine art. Oh, we talked a little bit about Arduino, too.
DanceWriter (2007) is an interesting online tool that converts text into simple dance moves. Meaning, you can create your own choreography by typing something – a message or by random clickin’ at the keyboard…
Edita Matan’s project Interactive Gloves has in its focus electronic communication. She sees it as an analogue and digital work that presents two sides of communication: one that is tangible and touchable, and the other part that is ‘the most non-social form – the mathematical, electronic form’.
Interactive Gloves by Edita Matan, photo by Kontejner (c)
My next interview from Device art 3.009 is here! Tomoko Ueyama‘s jacket Watashi-chan was the reason that we spent some time, during the staging of the exhibition, talking about her projects, sounds and bodies…
Tomoko Ueyama: Watashi-chan, photo: Ars Electronica