Archive for October, 2010

Welcome to “Alan01” in ACM Multimedia Art Exhibit “Colorito” 26 Oct – 6 Nov 2010 in Palazzo Médici Riccardi, Firenze, Italy!

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

The Alan01 installation engages its viewer in dialogue with a fictional Alan Turing, as if Turing’s consciousness had been coded into a machine at the time of his death in1954. The interactor can “talk” to Alan01 by dialing symbols, which relate to Alan Turing’s life and era. The symbol combinations are flashed by light codes to a media retrieval system. Alan01 deciphers the symbols through a collage of animations projected on the busts of Alan (actor Hannu Kivioja), screened videos and audio feedback including speech synthesis. Alan01’s minimalistic black-white-and-red colour scheme, which continues through to the user interface and screening of videos and texts, seeks to transport the user back to the time of Alan Turing – and beyond. The sparse use of red emphasizes the themes of the installation: anger, blood, pain, guilt, sin, passion, warning, sacrifice and courage.

L’installazione di Alan01 invita a dialogare con un Alan Turing immaginario come se la sua coscienza fosse stata rinchiusa dentro una macchina al momento della sua morte nel 1954. La conversazione avviene tramite simboli che sono strettamente collegati all’esistenza e all’epoca in cui visse Alan Turing. Una volta scelti i simboli,la segnaletica di luce li trasmette al Media Retrieval System. Alan01 decifra il messaggio trasmesso utilizzando un collage di animazioni, quali video e sintesi del dialogo, le quali vengono proiettate sul busto di Alan (attore Hannu Kivioja).

Also a part of the Annotated List of Alan Turing Year 2012 Resources:

Produced by Crucible Studio, Department of Media, Aalto University School of Art and Design with the support of AVEK, The promotional Centre for Audiovisual Culture, The Arts Council of Finland and and as a part of SALERO, co-funded by the European Union through the IST programme under FP6.

Registration open: City Sets and Narrative seminar, Helsinki 15-16 Nov 2010

Monday, October 4th, 2010

As the kick-off seminar of the City Sets research project, the seminar takes a look into urban identities and the narratives of cities as portrayed in visual practice, research and new media. It also presents and discusses the results of the Aalto University School of Art and Design workshop 8-12 Nov 2010, in which these subjects are investigated by art and design students through the realisation of a multiple-point-of-view web narrative of Helsinki and its visual identity.

Join us for the exciting keynote presentations – for example, by François Penz (University of Cambridge), Evert Ypma (Consultation) and Tuula Isohanni (City of Helsinki) – and discussions and project development in 15-16 November 2010!

More information and registration by 5 Nov 2010:

City Sets

Monday, October 4th, 2010

City Sets

A research, education and media art project exploring visual & multimodal urban identities, as well as spatial, multilinear and associative narratives in cities.