Wednesday, August 21, 2013

HUMlab Student Projects from the Summer

Project Soundscape - Interactive sound installation
Johan Grönskog and Apurba Pawar, Umeå Institute of Design
The idea is to create a soundscape for the public to interact with, using digital media to enhance reality as an immersive experience. The concept is based on ​​fun theory (, and aims to make a passerby inquisitive about the ambient visual and auditory experinece of the installation. Initially the passing public would trigger the installation and generate audio / sound feedback combinations with changes in the visual projection. Once engaged, the installation will stimulates the spectator to modulate the sounds and create their own soundscape.

Let's Post-it
Ali Reza Dossal, Umeå School of Architecture
The project is a site-specific exercise that explores the possibility of transforming a space into one big interactive pin-up. Using only Post It Notes the project breaks the two dimensional surface to explore the architectural quality of a space. Using anamorphic illusion each post-it is part of a pixel to form a giant image in space. Viewed pricesely from a particular angle it engages the viewer to identify the image and interact with the installation and leave their impressions on. You are welcome to leave an impression; by leaving a note or a doodle. Speak your heart out on these creative confetti in space.

Composition with a Pump Organ and Digital Technology
Anna Neander, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts
A harmonium that was Previously placed in a church in Holmsund is transformed So that it will listen and react to changes into the surroundings. Mechanics, electronics and digital technology have become links between variations in the river and the body's tones. A composition is created that is an attempt to translate movements in the water into music and to connect older and newer technologies.

Floor Library Screen
Unn Swanström, Master student in Interaction Technology and Design
In cooperation with the University Library, Unn Swanström has created a library search engine for children That is not based on text. The goal with the initial prototype has been to allow access to library content through new types of visualization and interaction .. The project has made use of the floor screened in HUMlab-X.

Persistent Shadows / Painting with Shadows
Jacob Cyriac and Yui Komatsu, Umeå Institute of Design

Pagan Video Project
Petra Henriksson, Umeå School of Architecture, Isaac Falk Eliasson, Master student in Interaction Technology and Design, Mark Frygell and Jonas Westlund, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts
A site-specific installation screen has been created in relation to the HUMlab research project History of Multiple Screens / Multiple Screens as Material. The work is supported by theoretical work on the screen as medium and the history of screens from window and painting to LCD displays and multi-screen environments. The installation, as embedded in the HUMlab space, aims to create a platform for reflection on our relationship to the screen medium.

Note! The Pagan Video Project is open for visitors in HUMlab (main campus, below the university
library): 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Aug 30, 11:00 to 13:00 on Sept 2, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 3, 11:00 to 13:00 on September 9, 3:00 p.m. to 17:00 on September 11.

Schedule (the presentation order is preliminary):

13.00, in HUMlab, main campus: Presentation and discussion of The Pagan Video Project,
Petra Henriksson, Isak Falk-Eliasson, Mark Frygell and Jonas Westlund
13.30 (ca): Transportation to HUMlab-X Everyone arranges their own transportation.
14.00, in HUMlab-X: Presentation and discussion of Project Soundscape,
Johan Grönskog and Apurba Pawar
14.20: Presentation and discussion of Floor Screen Library
Unn Swanström
14.40: Presentation and discussion of Composition with a pump organ and digital technology
Anna Neander
15.00: Presentation and discussion of Lets Post-it
Ali Reza Dossal
15.20: Presentation and discussion of Persistent shadows / painting with shadows
Jacob Cyriac and Yui Komatsu
16.00 – 18.00: Open Vernissage in HUMlab-X

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