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MindSpaces in Thessaloniki Design Week 2021

MindSpaces-Thessaloniki-Design-Week-2021Oct

MindSpaces in Thessaloniki Design Week 2021

MindSpaces in  Thessaloniki Design Week

With main focus on innovation and design, MindSpaces had the joy to participate in this year’s Thessaloniki Design Week. The event took place in Thessaloniki, Greece between 13-17 of October 2021. MindSpaces partners had the chance to showcase use cases of the MindSpaces technologies and share more about the program and its activities.

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MindSpaces in SónarCCCB / SYNX 2021

MindSpaces in SónarCCCB / SYNX 2021

MindSpaces in SónarCCCB / SYNX 2021

MindSpaces in SónarCCCB / SYNX 2021

SYNX A project by Eina Idea in collaboration with MindSpaces and SónarCCCB

Location: Sala Raval, CCCB / Online Dates: 29 and 30 October, 2021

Eina Idea will take part in the upcoming festival Sónar+D CCCB in Barcelona with a twofold project named SYNX, consisting of a VR exhibition and a simposium. The project, as a whole, looks at contemporary urban life as an unresolved choreography of sense and movement data, emphasizing the difficulties of organizing collective response and individual action based on algorithmic principles. Social rhythms—kinetic, visual, aural, emotional—and accidents related to their programmability become the point of departure for a reflection on urban complexity in our immediate future.

The SYNX exhibition will feature art, architecture, and interactive storytelling in a game-like experience.
The show will present the current research of the six contemporary artists as part of the MindSpaces residency program, an initiative of S+T+ARTS and the European Commission. SYNX will present digital works by Haseeb Ahmed, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Sarah Derat x The Radicant x ExperiensS, Emanuel Gollob, Joao Martino Moura, Michael Sedbon, with the special collaboration of Zaha Hadid Architects. The artworks and speculative designs will be presented within a VR environment co-created by a Barcelona-based team of designers under the direction of Eina Idea. Students and professors from EINA University Center of Design and Art and ESDi School of Design have also collaborated in the project.

At SónarCCCB on October 27-30, 2021, full access to this experience will be offered in VR thanks to the partnership of Pico Interactive. Meanwhile, an embedded, online version of SYNX will be launched and made available to players worldwide through Sónar’s website and social media, alongside MindSpaces and Eina Idea communication channels.

Blending test models of private homes, offices, streets, crowd control, archaeological sites, and even virtual gallery spaces, artworks in the exhibition address the power of current technologies focused on obtaining experiential data from contemporary urban dwellers—users and performers of the everyday life amidst a web of connected devices. The goal of technologies explored in SYNX, and developed throughout the S+T+ARTS MindSpaces project, is the observation of interactions between built environments and their occupants, aiming at an increase in space adaptability and responsiveness. As a game-like architecture, SYNX presents these questions in a fictional setting where sensing technologies have become autonomous and operate capriciously, challenging the stability and reliability of their own data. In the haunted scenery of SYNX, a legend about technology becomes the narrative for the exhibition visit as an exercise in dystopian archaeology.

 SYNX has been co-designed by Ignasi Ayats, Miquel Cardiel, Manuel Cirauqui, Alex Cordon, MANS O, Marta Pardina, Flor Salatino, and Alexandre Viladrich, with the assistance of Clara Cubo-Gasch, Dani Hernández Palomeque, Júlia Hernández González, Iraida Serlavós, and the special collaboration of Marianna de Nadal.

The virtual exhibition will be accompanied by a symposium streamed live on October 29th, in which the exhibition artists and designers will share ideas with leading voices in science, urban planning, artistic research, and design fiction to discuss the topics of SYNX. Guest participants in the symposium include Elena Bartomeu, novelist and speculative design professor at EINA; Lluís Nacenta, musician, theorist, and director of HANGAR; Artur Garcia, head of quantum computing at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center; and Mel Slater, neuroscientist and virtual environments expert at the University of Barcelona. The event will be conducted and moderated by Béatrice de Gelder, head of the Neuroscience Laboratory at Univerity of Maastricht, and Manuel Cirauqui, director of Eina Idea, and will include a virtual tour of the exhibition. The SYNX Talk Show will be presented at the auditorium of CCCB in Barcelona and as an online broadcast via Sónar’s website. 

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Sónar+D CCCB2021 will take place place 29-20 of October  2021. You can learn more about the events in the following link:

Sónar+D at SónarCCCB 2021SYNX

MindSpaces in Ars Electronica 2021

MindSpaces in Ars Electronica 2021

MindSpaces had the chance to be part of the Ars Electronica 2021, one of the biggest new media art festivals in the world. MindSpaces presented activities related to its technologies, digital artists and artists in residency.Thessaloniki Garden hosted the MindSpaces project, funded by the European HORIZON2020-STARTS program.

MindSpaces Garden hosted a) a teaser of an upcoming exhibition showcasing the research of the Open Call artists in collaboration with the technical partners of the MindSpaces consortium b) the ZHA Workplaces.AI interactive app, which allows each user to generate their own workplace environments by manipulating design parameters to simulate how a crowd of workplace “agents” behaves within it and experience it immersively and, c) an online meet-up that will bring together the artists and architects of the MindSpaces consortium.

The live discussion recording will be available soon in MindSpaces Youtube channel.

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Ars Electronica 2021 took place place from 8-12 of September 2021. You can learn more about the events in the following link:

Garden Thessaloniki

Ars Electronica 2021 - Garden Thessaloniki

Ars Electronica 2021 - Garden Thessaloniki

Ars Electronica is one of the biggest new media art festivals in the world. MindSpaces will be part of Ars Electronica Festival of 2021 with activities related to its technologies, digital artists and artists in residency.Thessaloniki Garden will host the MindSpaces project, funded by the European HORIZON2020-STARTS program.

MindSpaces Garden will host a) a teaser of an upcoming exhibition showcasing the research of the Open Call artists in collaboration with the technical partners of the MindSpaces consortium b) the ZHA Workplaces.AI interactive app, which allows each user to generate their own workplace environments by manipulating design parameters to simulate how a crowd of workplace “agents” behaves within it and experience it immersively and, c) an online meet-up that will bring together the artists and architects of the MindSpaces consortium.

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#mindspaceseu #mindspaces #startseu #horizon2020 #innovativedesign #VertigoStarts #science #artandtechnology #MauriceBenayoun #RefikAnadol #arselectronica2021 #gardenthessaloniki #arselectronica

Ars Electronica 2021 will take place from 8-12 of September 2021. Learn more about the events in the following link:

Garden Thessaloniki

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Art Machines 2 - DïaloG

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DïaloG, the First Aliens' Encounter

MindSpaces project participated in the Art Gallery of the International Symposium of Art Machines 2 . Art Machines 2 is 5-day symposium on the topic of Machine Learning and Art between 10-14 Jun 2021. The symposium was presented by School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Within the framework of the Art Machines 2 Symposium, the Art Gallery acts as a spatial condition, a field in which artworks are not seen on their own or showcased in a vacuum devoid of meaning and critical perspective. Instead, Art Gallery brings together 27 artworks to form a context in which art is evolving and through which we can articulate further frames of understanding. This context, therefore, allows us to establish a new and more advanced discourse, one based less on stylistic mannerisms or medium, and more on how essential cultural questions and societal concerns can be re-evaluated and re-articulated through the lenses of emerging technologies and computational tools.

 

MindSpaces participated in the Art Machines 2 Exhibition with the project of DïaloG. DïaloG is an artwork created by MindSpaces artists Maurice Benayoun and Refik Anadol and the contribution of the MindSpaces project.

 


DïaloG
The first Aliens’ encounter
2021

by Refik Anadol and Maurice Benayoun

Public art interactive installation,
Size to be adapted to the venue (usually 2-4m/screen).
2 Video displays (projection or LED screens) Sensors, AI, real-time generative graphics, behavioral design, voice recognition, text generation, sound.

Production: MoBen, Analog Native, Neuro-Design Lab, ACIM, SCM, CityU HK, MindSpaces S+T+Arts European Program, and MindSpaces HK, RGC HK

Première indoor for ART MACHINES 2 conference and exhibition,
June 10-20 2020,
School of Creative Media, Creative Media Center, CityUniversity of Hong Kon
Curators Tobias Klein, and Carlos Rodrigo.

DïaloG is an interactive urban media art installation exploring the themes of alterity, strangeness, and immigration, in a performative way. The work presents two pieces that are at the same time artworks and aliens. They are confronted to a new environment where they don’t belong to… yet. They will have to adapt their language, build common knowledge, integrating all new artifacts and natural phenomena that constitute now their environment. This includes the other living beings moving around them, and, eventually, they will have to understand each other. While we use the concept of language very broadly to include speech, performance, gesture, utterance, and even data, we focus on strangeness from an ontological perspective, trying to mark a terrain of possibilities for the intersection of interpersonal and digital experiences in the urban sphere. MoBen and Refik Anadol take the notion of “dia-logos” (through-word, through speech) embedded in the etymological roots of the word “dialogue”, more understood as an informational thread processed through an iterative feedback loop between perception, and expression, and push it to a level of transactional complexity activating the potential difference between virtuality and visuality. In this way, we aim to create a unique, site-specific language between each of both works we are presenting as living entities and their unknown public, and also, between our works that are initially alien to each other – a language of unexpected and indefinable machine expressions that adapt themselves to the constant flow of data representing real-time environmental, societal, and human actions.

 

DïaloG is made of two “living” visual dynamic entities facing each other in the public space. They don’t look like the living beings we know. They don’t speak any language we know. They are aliens, strangers, immigrants. They are clearly – and desperately – trying to understand each other, to understand their new environment and their strange public. DïaloG reflects on the difficulty of building a mutual understanding beyond social and cultural differences. All that make living beings what they are: their morphology, their behavior, their ethology, and, beyond language, their cognitive functions make the laborious process of learning from strangeness and alterity a reality. Dotted with ever-growing perceptive and cognitive capacities, aware of its environment, the artwork is now able to adapt itself, to evolve and to communicate as would a more advanced living entity do. DïaloG tries to epitomize the emergence of the artwork as a subject, not only able to learn from its environment but also to dialogue with its public, and even, it may be a bigger challenge, trying to understand other artworks.

 

DïaloG will be on display until June 20 2021
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You can learn more about the event in the link below:

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Art Machines 2  International Symposium- DïaloG

MindSpaces at Art Machines 2 Symposium

Art Machines 2  International Symposium- DïaloG

Art Machines 2  International Symposium- MindSpaces

MindSpaces project will participate in the International Symposium of Art Machines 2. Art Machines 2 is  5-day symposium on the topic of Machine Learning and Art between 10-14 Jun 2021. The symposium is presented by School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

MindSpaces will participate with the project of DïaloG and keynotes from MindSpaces partners. DïaloG is an artwork created by MindSpaces artists Maurice Benayoun and Refik Anadol and the contribution of the MindSpaces project.

DïaloG is an ongoing exploration of the themes of adaptability and vagueness as they relate to the idea of encountering a language system that we define as unfamiliar or strange. DïaloG is made of two “living” visual dynamic entities facing each other in the public space.

You can learn more about the event and register in the link below:

Art Machines 2 Symposium

Dates: 10 – 14 June 2021

Organizer: School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

#mindspaceseu #mindspaces #startseu #horizon2020 #innovativedesign #VertigoStarts #science #artandtechnology #MauriceBenayoun #RefikAnadol #artmachines2 #symposium


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MindSpaces Ars Electronica 2020 Presence

MindSpaces Ars Electronica 2020 Presence

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MindSpaces in Ars Electronica 2020

MindSpaces was part of the Ars Electronica Festival 2020, one of the biggest new media arts festivals in the world. As a remote and hybrid event this year, Ars Electronica consisted of various events, talks and symposiums around the world. MindSpaces consortium presented the project and its technologies during Garden Thessaloniki. MindSpaces consortium partners and artists also participated in talks and events during the festival.

 

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Garden Thessaloniki

MindSpaces Garden hosted the MindSpaces project, funded by the European HORIZON2020-STARTS program. To encourage collaboration between research projects and artists, STARTS funded residencies for artists at technology institutions and for scientists and technologists at artists’ studios.

Ars Electronica Garden Thessaloniki hosted pre-recorded interviews of the six artists selected from the Open Calls, a pre-recorded demonstration of the MindSpaces platform, and a live demonstration of the DïaloG project held by the consortium’s digital artists Maurice Benayoun and Refik Anadol.

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Public Symposium: Why and how artworks feel?

A research presentation and panel discussion moderated by MindSpaces consortium partner and artist Maurice Benayoun. Key contributors to MindSpaces EU and MindSpaces HK presented their research in the framework of Horizon2020 MindSpaces/S+T+Arts research project.

Public Symposium
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Hybrid Experiences: A Journey with Tangible Media Group

This tour took us to Garden Cambridge, Milan and Thessaloniki, as Tangible Media Group, MEET Digital Culture Center and European project MindSpaces gave us an insight into their projects working with VR, multi-sensing technologies and telepresence. Artists, researchers and scientists took a deep dive into their practice and unique perspectives of creating hybrid experiences between physical and digital space.
This event was a colaboration between Tangible Media Group (US), MEET Digital Culture Center (IT) and MindSpaces (INT).

Hybrid Experiences

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MindSpaces Ars Electronica 2020

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Joao Martinho Moura - Medium Post

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Participation in Ars Electronica 2020

Joao Martinho Moura is a media artist and an artist in residence for the MindSpaces project. In his recent Medium post he showcases his participation in Ars Electronica Festival 2020. Read more about it in the link below:

Participation in Ars Electronica 2020 | Joao Martinho Moura

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Public Symposium: Why and how artworks feel?

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Public Symposium: Why and how artworks feel?

 

Research presentation and Panel Discussion

Moderator: Maurice BENAYOUN

Available on 9 -13 September 2020, Wed-Sun.

Key contributors to MindSpaces EU and MindSpaces HK will present their research in the framework of Horizon2020 MindSpaces/S+T+Arts research project.

This event is part of Ars Electronica 2020.

 

#mindspaceseu #mindspaces #startseu #horizon2020  #science #artandtechnology #ArsElectronica2020 #arselectronica #mauricebenayoun

Public Symposium Ars Electronica page

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Hybrid Experiences: A Journey with Tangible Media Group

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Hybrid Experiences: A Journey with Tangible Media Group

MindSpaces and MEET Digital Culture Center

Tangible Media Group (US), MEET Digital Culture Center (IT), MindSpaces (INT)

This tour takes us to Garden Cambridge, Milan and Thessaloniki, as Tangible Media Group, MEET Digital Culture Center and European project MindSpaces give us an insight into their projects working with VR, multisensing technologies and telepresence. Artists, researchers and scientists take a deep dive into their practice and unique perspectives of creating hybrid experiences between physical and digital space.

 

Friday Sep 11, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (UTC +2)

This event is part of Ars Electronica 2020.

#mindspaceseu #mindspaces #startseu #horizon2020  #science #artandtechnology #ArsElectronica2020 #arselectronica 

Hybrid Experiences page