2017 Empowerment Informatics Seminar
Prof. SACHIKO KODAMA, Associate Professor,, Department of Informatics, The University of Electro-Communications will lecture in the Empowerment Informatics Seminar. It is valuable opportunity, we welcome all participating.
Date and Time: June 14 (Wed.), 2017, 13:00-15:00
Room: 3B213 (Presentation Room), Dai-San Area, University of Tsukuba
Speaker: Prof. SACHIKO KODAMA (Associate Professor, Department of Informatics, The University of Electro-Communications)
Title: “Design and development of physical devices as information media for media art creations”
Abstract: Recent activities in the domain of media arts indicate an innovative emerging approach to developing physical devices as information media and utilizing them for artistic creations. In this development, the devices have their own input/output, microprocessor, and memory. In this lecture, I will discuss how to design a hybrid information device for art based on my two current media art projects. The first is the ferrofluid art project where ferrofluids are utilized to generate organic forms by designing and controlling magnetic fields. The second is the development of an infotainment system that generates real-time dynamic computer graphics/music/3D sculptures based on the player’s motions using sensory/wireless devices. In both projects, organic forms, patterns, rhythms, and speed in nature suggest key concepts in art for human emotions and sensitivities.