Panel: Visual Effects Remixed
Illumination of buildings with projectors or media facades has become a popular means of visual communication: in the art context, many festivals around the world exhibit pieces, and a growing number of applications can be observed in the commercial context. As technology advances, the scale of illuminated surfaces increases, the visual perception of objects can be altered in real-time, and the use of sensors or smart phones enables the interaction between visuals and the environment. Parameters, such as temperature, movement or gestures drive the visuals and allow people to perceive their body and the environment in a new way. In this paper, we present two academic projects, “Sensitive Tapestry” and “Projected Realities”, which aimed at integrating above techniques into the architecture curriculum and at leveraging the architect’s knowledge for a more seamless integration of interaction and visualization. The goal of both projects was to create a novel experience that arises from architecture augmented with digital information, and from architecture that acts a user interface to reveal information about the building, its occupants and its environment.
- Stefan Müller Arisona is a computer scientist and artist with main interests at the intersections of science, art and technology. His research focuses on interactive and generative design tools, on computer-assisted techniques for architectural and urban modelling and simulation, and on real-time multimedia systems. Stefan was visiting researcher at IRCAM Centre Pompidou (2003), received his PhD from the University of Zurich in 2004, and was a post-doctoral fellow at ETH Zurich (2005 – 2007) and UC Santa Barbara (2007 – 2008). Since 2008 he is a senior researcher at ETH Zurich and recently became a principal investigator at ETH’s Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. Stefan has been the scientific chair of ETH Zurich’s Digital Art Weeks since 2005, an annual symposium and festival that explores new movements in digital art. As an artist, DJ, and VJ, he has performed internationally and his artworks have appeared worldwide at renowned venues such as Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire or the Ars Electronica Center in Linz. ia.arch.ethz.ch
- Christian Schneider studied Computer Science at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland and the University of Aarhus in Denmark. After working in New Zealand for a branding campaign for MTV World, his passion for computational design brought him back to Switzerland. Since 2007 he teaches and researches at the ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture, in the areas of projection mapping, responsive systems, data visualization and computational design. He currently teaches a course in parametric urban design. ia.arch.ethz.ch vimeo.com/chrischne
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