MindSpaces residency artists

MindSpaces residency artists

Haseeb Ahmed (US), Sarah Derat (FR), Emanuel Gollob (AT), Emmanuel Van der Auwera (BE), João Martinho Moura (PT), Michael Sedbon (FR)

These interviews will discuss the work of the artists throughout their MindSpaces residency. They will present their work so far and their collaboration with the technical partners of the MindSpaces consortium. Their innovative ideas will be introduced by their art practice, through their ability to imagine futures that go beyond the current consensus in logic and engineering, setting in motion new ways of seeing, hearing, touching, feeling, transforming and experiencing spaces, places and community.


MindSpaces platform

MindSpaces platform

MindSpaces Consortium

The MindSpaces platform, encompassing the technologies of the project, will be demonstrated, showing how to design solutions for both indoor and outdoor environments using data from emotional, behavioral and discourse analysis.

Then MindSpaces platform proceeds in real-time through assessment of users’ emotional responses via wearable EEG (Electroencephalography), capturing the neuro-feedback of a VR experience of the space which will adapt accordingly.



DïaloG

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DïaloG

Refik Anadol (TR) and Maurice Benayoun (FR)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:15 am – 11:00 am (UTC +2)

  Where: Livestream & Ars Electronica Voyages Channel

   Language: In English language

DïaloG is an urban media art installation developed (in the framework of MindSpaces Starts Horizon2020 collaborative research) by Maurice Benayoun (MoBen/CityU HK) and Refik Anadol (AnalogNative).

Wed, 09.09.2020, 09:00 – 21:00 (CET | UTC +2) Livestream on partner channel
Wed, 09.09.2020, 10:15 – 11:25 (CET | UTC +2) on Ars Electronica Channel 3 (Gardens)

In the public space (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain) two “living” entities face each other. They don’t look like the living beings we know. They don’t speak any language we know. They are aliens, strangers, immigrants. Facing each other they gradually mutate. They seem to react to their environment. Even more, it is clear that they are desperately trying to understand each other. In the context of social diversity of L’Hospitalet, the second city of Catalunya, a popular suburb of Barcelona, DïaloG reflects on the difficulty of building a mutual understanding beyond social and cultural differences. The real-time generated creatures have behaviors and appearance affected through AI based on their cultural background, their environment and what they perceive from the “locals” that interfere with their attempt to communicate, to understand each other.

For MindSpaces Kepler’s garden, we’ll connect online, both DïaloG living entities and observe them growing before this “encounter of the 4th kind,” when they will be facing each other. From Refik Anadol’s studio in Los Angeles, and Maurice Benayoun’s Neuro Design Lab in CityU Hong Kong we’ll see them growing, moving, and expressing their condition and their desires. DïaloG uses technologies developed by MindSpaces partners to allow a large spectrum of perceptive features that, combined with R. Anadol and M. Benayoun graphic generators and AI algorithms, create this empathic disalienation.



DïaloG Livestream

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DïaloG Livestream

Refik Anadol (TR) and Maurice Benayoun (FR)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (UTC +2)

 Where:  Livestream

  Language: In English language

DïaloG is an urban media art installation developed (in the framework of MindSpaces Starts Horizon2020 collaborative research) by Maurice Benayoun (MoBen/CityU HK) and Refik Anadol (AnalogNative).

Wed, 09.09.2020, 09:00 – 21:00 (CET | UTC +2) Livestream on partner channel
Wed, 09.09.2020, 10:15 – 11:25 (CET | UTC +2) on Ars Electronica Channel 3 (Gardens)

In the public space (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain) two “living” entities face each other. They don’t look like the living beings we know. They don’t speak any language we know. They are aliens, strangers, immigrants. Facing each other they gradually mutate. They seem to react to their environment. Even more, it is clear that they are desperately trying to understand each other. In the context of social diversity of L’Hospitalet, the second city of Catalunya, a popular suburb of Barcelona, DïaloG reflects on the difficulty of building a mutual understanding beyond social and cultural differences. The real-time generated creatures have behaviors and appearance affected through AI based on their cultural background, their environment and what they perceive from the “locals” that interfere with their attempt to communicate, to understand each other.

For MindSpaces Kepler’s garden, we’ll connect online, both DïaloG living entities and observe them growing before this “encounter of the 4th kind,” when they will be facing each other. From Refik Anadol’s studio in Los Angeles, and Maurice Benayoun’s Neuro Design Lab in CityU Hong Kong we’ll see them growing, moving, and expressing their condition and their desires. DïaloG uses technologies developed by MindSpaces partners to allow a large spectrum of perceptive features that, combined with R. Anadol and M. Benayoun graphic generators and AI algorithms, create this empathic disalienation.



Ars Electronica 2020

MindSpaces - Ars Electronica 2020. Garden Thessaloniki

MindSpaces - Ars Electronica 2020

Ars Electronica is one of the biggest new media art festivals in the world. Due to the pandemic, this year’s Ars Electronica Festival will be held virtually and in a hybrid model. MindSpaces will be part of Ars Electronica Festival of 2020 with activities related to its technologies, digital artists and artists in residency.

Garden Thessaloniki

MindSpaces Garden will host MindSpaces project, funded by the European HORIZON2020-STARTS program. To encourage collaboration of research projects and artists,  STARTS  funded STARTS  residencies of  artists in technology  institutions and of scientists and technologists in studio of artists.

The design of space, on architectural and urban scales has been shown to significantly affect the emotional, cognitive wellbeing of individuals, and to influence the functionality and effectiveness of indoors and outdoors spaces in manners that have often been overlooked in the past. MindSpaces proposes a new model of real-time participation of the public in the architectural design processes. MindSpaces is a multidisciplinary initiative that integrates the arts, neuroscience, natural language technologies, architecture, 3D modelling, visual and textual fields, electroencephalography, physiological detection analysis, and augmented and virtual reality.

MindSpaces Garden will host pre-recorded interviews of the 5 artists selected from the Open Calls, a pre-recorded demonstration of MindSpaces platform and a live demonstration of the Dïalog project held by the consortiums digital artists Maurice Benayoun and Refik Anadol.

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Garden Thessaloniki

MindSpaces Garden will host MindSpaces project, funded by the European HORIZON2020-STARTS program. To encourage collaboration of research projects and artists,  STARTS  funded STARTS  residencies of  artists in technology  institutions and of scientists and technologists in studio of artists.

The design of space, on architectural and urban scales has been shown to significantly affect the emotional, cognitive wellbeing of individuals, and to influence the functionality and effectiveness of indoors and outdoors spaces in manners that have often been overlooked in the past. MindSpaces proposes a new model of real-time participation of the public in the architectural design processes. MindSpaces is a multidisciplinary initiative that integrates the arts, neuroscience, natural language technologies, architecture, 3D modelling, visual and textual fields, electroencephalography, physiological detection analysis, and augmented and virtual reality.

MindSpaces Garden will host pre-recorded interviews of the 5 artists selected from the Open Calls, a pre-recorded demonstration of MindSpaces platform and a live demonstration of the Dïalog project held by the consortiums digital artists Maurice Benayoun and Refik Anadol.


DïaloG Livestream

Refik Anadol (TUR) and Maurice Benayoun (FR)

Dïalog is an urban media art installation developed by Maurice Benayoun (MoBen/City UHK) and Refik Anadol (AnalogNative). In the public spaces (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain) two “living” entities face each other. They don’t look like the living beings we know. They don’t speak any language we know. They are aliens, strangers, immigrants. Facing each other they gradually mutate.

DïaloG

A Dialogue about DïaloG

Refik Anadol (TUR) and Maurice Benayoun (FR)

Dïalog is an urban media art installation developed by Maurice Benayoun (MoBen/City UHK) and Refik Anadol (AnalogNative). In the public spaces (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain) two “living” entities face each other. They don’t look like the living beings we know. They don’t speak any language we know. They are aliens, strangers, immigrants. Facing each other they gradually mutate.

MindSpaces platform

MindSpaces Consortium

The MindSpaces platform, encompassing the technologies of the project, will be demonstrated, showing how to design solutions for both indoor and outdoor environments using data from emotional, behavioral and discourse analysis.

MindSpaces residency artists

Haseeb Ahmed (US), Sarah Derat (FR), Emanuel Gollob (AT), Emmanuel Van der Auwera (BE), João Martinho Moura (PT), Michael Sedbon (FR)

These interviews will discuss the work of the artists throughout their MindSpaces residency. They will present their work so far and their collaboration with the technical partners of the MindSpaces consortium.


Abstract

MindSpaces project tries to improve the designing process of indoor and outdoor environments through participatory design involving and integrating multisensory measurements of individuals’ responses. Artists and architects provide ideas, after which MindSpaces’ researchers will monitor participants while they experience them. The emotional aspects of the environment will be obtained through the use of electroencephalography (EEG) and other physiological sensors that will be incorporated in a virtual reality experience. Then, the virtual space will adjust according to the neuroresponse of each individual, which will result in the creation of a space tailored emotionally to the user.

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Acknowledgements

MindSpaces Consortium

Centre for Research and Technology, Hellas, University of Maastricht, Pompeu Fabra University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, McNeel Europe SL, Up2Metric, Nurogames,Zaha Hadid Architects, Maurice Benayoun, Analog Native , Espronceda, e-Sèniors, The town of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat,The university of Hong Kong)

Artists

Maurice Benayoun

Refik Anadol

Artists in residency

Haseeb Ahmed, Sarah Derat, Emanuel Gollob, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, João Martinho Moura, Michael Sedbon