Design thinking today is far away from lonely egoistic thinking. It is all about different perspectives, personalities and cultures getting together. Gaining the ability to solve problems fast as our times suggest, but also creatively, leads you to sketching, sticking post-its, thinking aloud, sharing your thinking.
You should have seen the maestry of this five-year-old boy playing a flight video game. His movements were natural as if in a cockpit…
As an iParent I would enjoy a few moments of piece if I could give my son an iPad mini but as a social observer what does this mean for the next generation of technology consumers and creators?
It would be interesting to imagine and visualise how the next generation would look like. What will they demand from technology? How will they perceive innovation?How will they go about creating the technology of the next century?
The ‘Media equation theory’ seems limited for the future. People do not only tend to treat media as they would treat another person but also recently tend to perceive media as an extension of their own ‘self’.
Self esteem must be higher as achievements in a ubiquitous world seem easier even today… How do we align reality with the beauty of the digital media? Will these two progress as one?
There’s no question that news about mobile images was all over mainstream media in 2012, as outlets such as CNN, the Huffington Post, The New York Times and more covered a vast array of talking points about photos, apps, devices and more.
“The conversation about mobile photography finally evolved,” says award-winning photojournalist Ben Lowy, whose own work shot with an iPhone made several headlines throughout the year — including an image from Hurricane Sandy that made TIME Magazine’s cover. Lowy’s own iLibya project (warning: link contains graphic images) was one of the reasons the photographer was awarded the International Center of Photography’s prestigious Infinity Award for Photojournalism this year.
“Most people from, say, Oklahoma … don’t really have a connection to something like Libya,” continues Lowy. “Just like most people didn’t have a connection to what was happening during Sandy. And when you show someone pictures from Afghanistan or Iraq, and you say that you took them with a 35 millimeter [camera] … there’s no real kinship there. But if you say ‘Well, actually what I used to take these pictures is the same tool you have in your pocket, that you photographed your cat with, or your kids or your brunch,’ then, all of a sudden, there’s a real connection!”
David Rokeby spent the 10 years from 1981 to 1991 gesturing in mid-air and throwing his body against the virtual while creating Very Nervous System, an interactive installation which tracks body movement with video cameras and turns the movement into music and/or sound. Developing this work and exhibiting it around the world gave him a wealth of opportunities to experience and observe what happens when we place our bodies at the conjunction of physical and digital spaces. Since the early nineties, he has often returned to this exploration of “phy-gital” experience in a range of video and sound installations, considering this hybrid space as one of the fundamental features of life in a digital culture.
In his presentation, Rokeby will explore characteristics of the experience of phy-gital space, reflecting in particular on how these features affect interactive performance and interactive performers. Then he will present a variety of projects which expand the notion of interactive performance into publicly accessible interactive installations.
Main thrusts of this examination will include the effect of phy-gital space on the interactor’s mind and body, virtuosity in the context of interactive interfaces, and the interface as audience.
Elisabeth Charlotte “Pipilotti” Rist, is a Swiss visual artist who works with video, film, and moving images which are often displayed as projections.
Her work exhibited in Hayward Gallery was a trementously captivating experience. Pipilotti arranges the space in a way that will allow the viewer to feel casual . Big pillows are all over. Viewers can lay down, relax, see and have time to think.
If an artit’s work intents to freeze the time in front of her artwork in order to make you think about it, then Pippiloti is definetely succeeding it.