Finitude (V03)

Armstrong, Keith M., Dean, Roger, Lawson, Stuart, & Pack, Darren (2012) Finitude (V03). [Digital/Creative Work]

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WHAT: An interactive installation with full body interface, digital projection, multi-touch sensitive screen surfaces, interactive 3D gaming software, motorised dioramas, 4.1 spatial sound & new furniture forms - investigating the cultural dimensions of sustainability through the lens of 'time'.

“Time is change, time is finitude. Humans are a finite species. Every decision we make today brings that end closer, or alternatively pushes it further away. Nothing can be neutral”. Tony Fry

DETAILS: Each participant/viewer lies comfortably on their back. Directly above them is a semi-transparent Perspex screen that displays projected 3D imagery and is simultaneously sensitive to the lightest of finger touches. Depending upon the ever changing qualities of the projected image on this screen the participant can see through its surface to a series of physical dioramas suspended above, lit by subtle LED spotlighting. This diorama consists of a slowly rotating series of physical environments, which also include several animatronic components, allowing the realtime composition of whimsical ‘landscapes’ of both 'real' and 'virtual' media.

Through subtle, non-didactic touch-sensitive interactivity the participant then has influence over both the 3D graphic imagery, the physical movements of the diorama and the 4 channel immersive soundscape, creating an uncanny blend of physical and virtual media. Five speakers positioned around the room deliver a rich interactive soundscape that responds both audibly and physically to interactions.

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ID Code: 56742
Item Type: Creative Work (Digital/Creative Work)
Refereed: No
Funders: "Information, Ecology, Wisdom" - The 3rd Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium, Beijing, China, China National Museum of Science and Technology.
Material: Mixed Media Digital Interactive Installation
Number of Pieces: 1
Publisher: "Information, Ecology, Wisdom" - The 3rd Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium, Beijing / Screenspace, Melbourne, Australia, Solo Showing
Location: From date: To date:
China National Museum of Science and Technology. 2012-11-01 2012-11-30
Screenspace Gallery, (Solo Show), Melbourne, Australia 2013-10-04 2013-10-26
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Keywords: Ecology, Interactive, Ecosopshy, Ground truthing, re-futuring
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Electronic Media Art (190203)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2013 02:04
Last Modified: 01 May 2014 22:17

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