[ISEA2016] Workshop: Christian Clark, Tobias Klein & Tomas Laurenzo — Virtual Reality

Workshop Statement 

Satellite Event: Smart Cities and Media Architecture. Presented by Microwave , Co-presented by Kll

Participants will acquire the basic knowledge needed to create immersive experiences using affordable Virtual Reality (VR) technologies. We will explore the aesthetics of VR as well as the main problems designers and artists are facing when creating interactive content within this new medium.
We will present a post-mortem technical analysis of the performance AWKWARD CONSEQUENCE, and give tutorials on some of the technologies involved: Cardboard-based VR, Unity, and OpenFrameworks.

  • Tomas Laurenzo (Uruguay/HK), PhD is an artist, computer scientist, and academic working with both physical and digital media exploring the artistic construction of meaning and its relation with power and politics. Laurenzo’s production spans across different practices, including installation, interactive art, music, live cinema, and digital lutherie. His artworks and performances have been shown globally. He is Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media of the City University of Hong Kong. He has published mainly in the areas of New Media Art, and HCI. laurenzo.net
  • Tobias Klein works in the fields of Architecture, Art, Design and interactive Media Installation. His work generates a syncretism of contemporary CAD/CAM technologies with site and culturally specific design narratives, intuitive non-linear design processes, and historical cultural references. Before joining the City University of Hong Kong in the role as interdisciplinary Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Media and the architectural department, he was employed at the Architectural Association (2008-2014) and the Royal College of Art, (2007-2010), in both cases in the postgraduate level. kleintobias.com
  • Christian Clark is a computer engineer working on new media art, interaction design, aesthetics, and interaction in pubic settings. Based in Uruguay, he is a member of Bondi, an interaction design collective, as well as Assistant Professor at the Laboratorio de Medios, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República. Clark, who holds a MSc in Computer Science, currently directs Shaman, a software development studio. clark.uy

Funded by HongKong Arts Development Council