In this workshop we focus on Integrating Technology that enables the students to explore, prototype, create, and demonstrate innovative concepts and experiences using technology. Programing would be the first step towards integrating technology, among other steps, to approach the interactive and intelligent systems, products and related services.
We are aiming to build performative musical instruments and installations that allow for GMIS principles to be implemented in a group setting. Overall, a networked multi-instrument setting will be implemented by using OOCSI as a communication layer, and Processing clients for sensors/interactive front-ends and MIDI translation.
The music or sound will be generated by a MIDI-capable sequencer (e.g., Logic Pro X or Ableton Live) with multi-track audio instruments, effects and audio tracks – which is connected to the OOCSI-MIDI bridge. Processing serves as the basis for implementing interactive clients that might connect to external sensors such as Arduino-connected simple sensing modalities or complex sensors such as Kinect, Leap Motion or else.
We are aiming to build performative musical instruments and installations that allow for GMIS principles to be implemented in a group setting. Overall, a networked multi-instrument setting will be implemented by using OOCSI as a communication layer, and Processing clients for sensors/interactive front-ends and MIDI
translation. Continue reading Workshop @ Tsinghua University, Beijing, August 10-21, 2017
Choosing to act as an individual or acting in a collective.
Everybody is culturally motivated to act as an individual or in a collective. This is a choice that has to be made over and over again, in different situations. Individualism cannot exist without collectivism and vice versa. People have to grow as an individual in order to be important in a collective. Continue reading Do you dare, (IPoC Taicang 2014 Nov, group 1)
At the start of life, everyone is endowed with the most true and pure nature, but with time passing, the growth of self-awareness, there are more and more material needs and spiritual desire encroached on our heart, we also play many social roles, life created a lot of masks to camouflage ourselves, when material has been beyond our real heart, people tend to lose themselves.
In Chinese culture there is often an imbalance of connections between children and their parents. Parents pressure their children into working hard, but come from a different generation background. Children have problems communicating their discomfort about this situation because of the imbalance. They feel like their parents speak a different language, and it is hard to even express their love for each other. Only when this connection becomes balanced again, the barrier between children and their parents might disappear and emotions can be expressed freely with mutual understanding. Continue reading Let’s talk (IPoC Taicang 2014 Nov, group 4)
China is a rapidly developing and therefore changing country. This fast change causes a cultural gap in between the younger and older generation. China houses both the traditional culture as the culture heavily influenced by western society. They differ in values, thinking and lifestyle. At the moment those cultures clash and are ‘fighting’ for a place in society. But in the end the cultures are expected to form a new, modern Chinese culture with both traditional and western influences. The people of China should not be afraid to form this new culture but embrace both the new and old influences. Continue reading Inkstone of culture (IPoC Taicang 2014 Nov, group 5)
Victor Donker, Ola Wronska, Youhong Peng, Wentin Du, Yudan Ma
Numerous inputs form who we are and what is our identity. Human personality and character is constantly influenced by external inputs such as society, living environment or trends. Trying to keep up with current world is a never ending race that requires people to change their behavior and values. Such changes form a brand new identity – a picture of who (we think) we are. We lose at the same time the sight of our “real self”.