[ISEA2011] Paper: Christian Frisson, Stéphane Dupont, Xavier Siebert & Thierry Dutoit – Similarity in media content: artistic perspectives


In this paper, we examine how browsing multimedia content by similarity can foster new practices in new media arts, blurring the boundaries between composing and performing, curating and authoring, creating and interpreting… building upon techniques such as Cut-Up, Plunderphonics, Collage, Mash-Ups.

We developed MediaCycle, a framework to design application for browsing multimedia databases by similarity (audio, images, video). We present several artistic works and prototypes making use of this framework: an audio loop manipulation software application for “realtime playlisting”, a website for browsing dancers’ identities through video recordings, and interactive installations recomposing mixed media. We also propose other possible uses of this framework.

  • Christian Frisson  (1982, France) has been pursuing since 2010 his PhD studies around designing interactive prototypes for multimedia content navigation (by similarity) with Professors Thierry Dutoit (UMons/TCTS) and Jean Vanderdonckt (UCLouvain-ISYS). Since 2008, he has been contributing to the numediart Reseach Program on Digital Art Technologies since 2008. Previously, he received his M. Eng. degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs du Mans (ENSIM) at Université du Maine, France, in 2005, where he studied Acoustics and Metrology (the Science of Sensors). He graduated a M. Sc. entitled “Cognition, Creation and Learning Engineering (IC2A)”, specialization in “Art, Science, Technology (AST)” from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) and the Association for the Creation and Research on Expression Tools (ACROE), France, in 2006.  acroe-ica.org/fr  tcts.fpms.ac.be/~frisson  video: LoopJam
  • Stéphane DupontXavier Siebert Thierry Dutoit  

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