Mirror_SPACE by Brigitta Zics is a system of reflections of a type which involves not only optical appearances but also forces which act on us and which we cannot control affecting our phenomenal image. Visitors are invited to identify with a virtual mirror image that reflects their internal state ( analysis of the affective state of a person ) and their external affiliations (data sets representing the current happenings in the world ). This new world formulates a utopian definition of identity. More info: http://www.brigittazics.com...... Longer documentation: https://www.youtube.com/wat......
Biofeedback art is recently emerged interactive art form which applies technologies to capture biological changes of the body and create an artistic meaning through them. Biofeedback interfaces measures EEG, galvanic skin response, facial analysis, temperature analysis, eye-tracking or hearth rate in order to monitor the users bio-philosophical and produce a dynamic psychological/behavioural/emotion-based analysis of the person. The artistic meaning production based on the applications of these qualities which often deals with embodiment, enaction, body awareness, immersion or active/passive bodily engagement. There are a variety of tools can be used by artists which are usually divided to contact (for example EEG) or non-contact (facial analysis through camera). The MediaArtTube Exhibition 1.0 presents a collection of engaging art works and experiments in this hot topic of media art.
The main potential of interactive media art is the ability to reflect the participant's action. There is a dynamic relationship between art work participant (or man-machine) which indicates a transformation not only in the states of the art work but in the cognitive state of the participant. Mirror interfaces are technologies which emphasise the mirror characteristic of interaction and produce an artistic meaning based on the aesthetics of self-reflection. These art works often work with the full body as the interface which produces immersive experience. In these experiences the participants entity is expanded or disembodied through the visual responses on the screen or other mechanical/robotic devices. One of the earliest interactive media art works: Myron Kruegers Videoplace (1972) has already explored the idea of mirroring allowing the participants to interact with a visual self. Since then the variety of interfaces and their aesthetic statement has been greatly inflated with outcomes in engaging visualisations, data representations or robotic interfaces. The MediaArtTube Exhibition 1.1 presents a collection of significant art works exploring the topic of mirrored Identities and self-reflective interfaces.
Tangible interfaces are a form of physical computing that produce HCI (human-computer interaction) solutions applying the tactile quality of the body. Interacting with such interfaces the user is as asked to explore haptic communication in order to gain knowledge. These interfaces might provide a more effective way of interaction as they working with bodily responses which is known to the user. In this sense, tangible interfaces introduce an interaction where embodied actions produce new meaning. MediaArtTube Exhibition 1.3 provides an overview of projects and experiments that exploring the creative potential of tangibility for creative meaning production in interaction.